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HOW TO AVOID DATA OVERAGE ON YOUR IPHONE

November 28th, 2012 · No Comments · Technology

Most service providers have done (or are doing) away with unlimited data plans. In fact, if you are at the end of your contract period you may be asked to sign off off your unlimited plan that you have with your device in order to save money on your upgrade.

When I got my new iPhone I was given a cheaper price as my “free upgrade.” However, Verizon removed the possibility of continuing on an unlimited bandwidth plan. Even if you don’t want an iPhone, you have to hope your current phone holds out (unlikely).

The sales rep at the iPhone store said “even if you watch YouTube every day you won’t come near your (new) 2 GB data limit. Well…. that wasn’t true. First two months they got me. One of the things I didn’t realize was that if you don’t manage the cellular data coming in – you’re in trouble. In fact my cellular data which I never had to monitor before, was going through the roof – not because of YouTube necessarily – but because of the apps installed on my device and websites like Facebook left open in browser tabs which update every 5 seconds.

Go to Settings
General
Cellular
Switch to off.

Use Wifi as much as you can and if your cable provider has hot spots use ’em.

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