Pokemon Go is almost here! Can your data handle it?

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POKEMON GO IS ALMOST HERE! CAN YOUR DATA HANDLE IT?

To catch them all or to not catch them all, that is the question.

POKEMON GO IS ALMOST HERE! CAN YOUR DATA HANDLE IT?

Published on July 22, 2016

To catch them all or to not catch them all, especially if you’re on prepaid, that is the question.

It’s just a matter of time before the much-anticipated Pokemon Go gets to the Philippines (officially, at least!) – are your ready for it? Or, the more important question: can your prepaid data handle it?

We’ll find that out today!

But first, the weather forecast:

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And we’re back!

So, how much data does Pokemon Go use? Drumroll, please!

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The answer is… more than your usual mobile game but still very manageable. The rough estimate is 20MB* per hour. Definitely bigger than Clash of Clans at 0.37 MB a day, but still a lot less than Snapchat at about 7 to 10MB in just a few minutes. That means with 1GB of data, you can go around for more than 2 whole days catching as many Pokemons as you can.

But of course, it's always better to have fun without worrying about running out of data just as you spot that rare Pokemon!

Here are my tips on how to extend your 1GB of data while playing and eventually dominate Pokemon Gyms across the metro:

Marty the Smarty