Oops, I used too much data

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  1. tonytien

    tonytien New Member

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    So I have an iPhone 4S on AT&T. At the time I got it, I got the 200MB plan (parents). This month, I found out I used this much:

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    I talked to my parents and they're okay with it, but they suggested I'd find some ways to avoid going over twice again. Currently the balance of the bill is -$9.99 (unauthorized charge on one of the phones removed) so I probably only have to pay $5 since my parents agreed to pay for the $30 before that. (Sorry if that made no sense).

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    On topic, is there anything I can do to lower my data usage down in the future besides the obvious stuff (using Wi-Fi, etc.) I've tried Onavo from App Store but it doesn't help me save a whole lot of data. Any suggestions?

    -Tony
     
  2. Vonwachtstain

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    I have Cellular data off most of the time. It's annoying as you don't get and can't send pictures. Only turn it on when at work or driving. And I only use it to look up addresses. 200mb is more than enough for me. You should try using more wifi if available
     
  3. Girdler

    Girdler Contributor
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    The only way you'll be able to manage this is by using wifi any time you need to use your phone other than calls and texts. I mean, here and there with data won't hurt, but I'd advise as limited as possible.
     
  4. rambo47

    rambo47 Contributor
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    What's the cost of bumping your plan up to the next data tier?
     
  5. Tattooed Alex

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    Download a 3G monitoring app and set it up with your data cap and then open the app to verify what you have used. I have the 3G Data Control app and have checked it against the AT&T data use and it was almost spot on, but the app is way quicker than logging into the AT&T app for a quick glance. There are several 3G monitoring apps that are free.
     
  6. tonytien

    tonytien New Member

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    3GB, $30 per month.
     
  7. rambo47

    rambo47 Contributor
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    And you're paying $20 per month now for 300MB, right. An extra $10/month will solve all your problems.
     
  8. tonytien

    tonytien New Member

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    Actually I'm "grandfathered" in with the old 200MB for $15 a month. I'll think about it.
     
  9. rambo47

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    The $20/300MB plan is actually a better deal than your grandfathered plan.
     
  10. grahamjohn87

    grahamjohn87 New Member

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    Just make sure you hook up to Wi-Fi wherever possible and maybe download a 3G data tracker so you don't go over again.
     

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