What is the ideal time allowance?

Not certain on what number to set as your time allowance? Having a hard time whether the time you have in mind is too long or too short? This matter should actually be based on your establishment and target market. However, here are some pros and cons of having a longer or shorter time allowance: 

Pros for having a short time allowance (1 - 5 hours)

  • You can accurately monitor the volume of your customers in a day through your Access Logs
  • Prevents connection overload

Cons for having a short time allowance (1 - 5 hours)

  • Irritability of some customers. Since after the given time, users are going to be required to input their email/phone number again in order to continue using the wifi which may interrupt the activities of a certain user

Pros for having a long time allowance (5 hours and above)

  • Customers don't need to log back in if they didn’t consume the allotted hours on the first visit. -- Customers’ convenience

Cons for having a short time allowance (5 hours and above)

  • There might be inaccuracies in monitoring the volume of your customers in a day. For instance, your time allowance is 10 hours; since the customer didn’t consume it in a single visit, it’ll just reconnect automatically on their next visit or even when they just pass by without going through your splash pages.

You can also check out the table below showing the data consumption of each corresponding activity: 

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Activity

Data Consumption

One hour web browsing

10 - 25MB

Download a document

2MB

One hour of Facebook

20MB

Download a music track

4MB

Stream 30 minutes of YouTube

175MB

Download a non-HD film

700MB-1GB

Download an HD film

4GB

Stream one hour of HD video

2GB

Stream one hour of HD video

2GB

Stream one hour of music or radio

150MB