Lake Atitlan High Speed Internet use your Phone

Lake Atitlan High-Speed Internet uses your Phone, that is correct, a smartphone and basic services purchased on Claro at any tienda around Lake Atitlan will provide, quality high-speed internet on your computer, by simply tethering your phone to your computer either by cable or sharing.

Over the years on Lake Atitlan Social Media one of the top complaints and questions asked is about High-Speed Internet Services around Lake Atitlan.

As more small businesses open, the need exists for Zoom conference calls, and other Internet services needed to support your business.

Like most around the lake, I have suffered the frustration of poor Internet Services, thus I took a chance and used my phone and purchased a month’s worth of Saldo from Claro and it worked perfectly for the entire month including free calls around Guatemala and outside.

Music is viable too – using Spotify’s normal quality setting you’ll use around 45MB per hour, meaning you could stream for up to around 22 hours per month, or for up to around 35 minutes a day on average.

That’s fine for a short daily commute, but only if you’re not using your phone for other types of data.

And for the highest quality streams you can expect to use around three times as much data as that, so this certainly won’t be enough for audiophiles.

Video isn’t much of an option for anyone, with a couple of films likely to kill your allowance, depending on the quality you stream in. On Netflix for example, data use ranges from around 1GB of data every 6 hours for low quality to 3GB or more every 1 hour for high quality, and some services will use more.

1GB data sample monthly usage:

  • 40 minutes daily of web browsing
  • Or 20 minutes daily of social media apps
  • Or 22 hours per month of music
  • Or 1-2 films per month (low or medium quality)
Activity Average data use (per hour)
Web browsing/Social media 20-120MB
Instant messaging 50MB
Email 1-100MB (depending on attachments)
Music streaming 45MB
Video streaming 250MB
Online gaming 3-300MB
Video calling 200-300MB

Lake Atitlan High Speed Internet use your Phone

My research included looking at a number of websites that covered data usage, please check this link out for more details.

How much mobile data does the average person use?

The average person used 4.5GB of data per month in 2020, according to Ofcom’s Communications Market Report 2021.

That’s a 27% increase on the 3.6GB used per month in 2019, which in turn is a 22% increase on the 2.9GB used per month in 2018. Data use has steadily increased every year included in the report too – with the stats going back to 2013.

Claro Monthly Plan price for 20GB

Per month Q249.00

The best plan in Guatemala that includes unlimited calls and sms networks

Without Borders America included in minutes. sms and navigation when traveling to America.

Claro Music included

Unlimited Networks
Lake Atitlan High Speed Internet use your Phone

Video calls

Video calls, such as on Skype, Facebook and Zoom, tend to use around 15-25MB of data for a 5-minute call, so if you tend to keep your calls short or don’t make many of them this kind of data use shouldn’t add up too much, but if you’re video calling people for hours at a time it could do.

A 1 hour video call could use up to around 300MB of data – which still isn’t all that much, but do that regularly and it could easily total 1GB or more each month.

Lake Atitlan High Speed Internet use your Phone

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