Hostpot to my Mac made me go 2gb over my phone plan!!!

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by ByteTheBooty, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. ByteTheBooty macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2015
    I started using hotspot to my mac lately when I got a new iphone plan with 3g...And last week I only used the hotspot for maybe 30 minutes browsing (very light usage!) the web on my MBA and today i noticed that I had went over my monthly phone plan by 2gb...that about 30$ extra...

    I am almost 100% sure it was spent when I hotspotted to my mac. When I say I browed the web for 30 minutes, I was reading a couple of articles....

    SO, my question is, is there a setting somewhere in OS X that makes my mac avoid downloads, updates, or any unnecessary use of data when Im on hotspot???

    thanks in advance
  2. MajesticNJ macrumors regular


    Jun 20, 2009
    Central NJ
    I am looking for an application that will prevent what happened to you. So far Hands Off or Little Snitch are the paid apps I've found. There is a free program called TCPBlock also but it's not as use friendly from what I have read.
  3. ByteTheBooty thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2015
    thank you so much!!

    I hope apple will add this feature to OS X 10.11
  4. Idefix macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2012
    You'd get more feedback if this were in the iPhone forum...

    Bandwidth is where the telcos sock it to you. Hotspots are expensive.

    For the casual use that you're talking about, the iPad bandwidth plans are cheaper. The problem is the expense of an iPad (unless you already have a cellular iPad.)

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