how can i stop going over my cellular data?

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  1. Natzoo macrumors 65816

    Natzoo

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    Is there anyway to cap it off, I've tried apps that use alarms but it doesn't work? should i jailbreak my device?
     
  2. GRANTCKING macrumors regular

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    use pay as u go so u cant go over, thats what I do
     
  3. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    Unplugged yourself from the inter web on mobile or just pay for the next data plan if the current one is not enough.

    If you are on the budget just look for wifi everywhere you go.
     
  4. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    Use wifi more?

    I use an app called DataMan that will send me a push notification when I'm close to reaching my cellular data limit. I've only once came near my data limit, and the alert was pretty close to what AT&T told me I had used from my allotted data pool.
     
  5. theshoehorn macrumors 6502

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    You said you used alarms... have them go off for a number of percentages? then when you hit 95%, disable cellular data? Seems like the easiest way...
     
  6. firedept macrumors 603

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    I use an app called DataMan Pro or you have just DataMan. Both work great to let you know about your usage. Both are reasonably priced and work well. Might be another option for you to look at.
     
  7. grifftaur macrumors regular

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    I have unlimited data so it's not a problem. However, I use Wi-Fi while I am at work or at home. It's how i've been able to maintain using so little data. My fiance same thing and she has only 3GB a month. Wi-Fi is your friend.
     
  8. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Every time you take your phone out to go on the webs, ask yourself do you HAVE to use it?
     
  9. JoeyD74 macrumors 6502

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    With Verizon, I cap the data on my 3 kids phones and when it hits the amount it's off.
     
  10. Natzoo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ill try that fd. i tried my data mr.... but my data resets tom so i didnt really use it. but ill get data man and compare both
     
  11. Natzoo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    uh they both cost money. does it matter if i get pro or just reg?
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Jailbreaking will not let you use free carrier data.
    The only way to avoid going over your data limit is not to go over your data limit.
    Reset the counter every month when your plan resets and keep monitoring your data periodically by going to settings/cellular usage.
    Once you're close to reaching your max turn off cellular data and just use wifi.
    Or pay for another GB of carrier data.
     
  13. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I'd try and stay on wifi as much as possible.
     
  14. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Does your carrier not have a way to monitor data and alert at different thresholds?
     
  15. firedept macrumors 603

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    Just sent PM.
     
  16. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    I have verizon and my data shuts off when i reach my limit. Its not the best because sometimes i run out and i really NEED internet access, but it teaches me to conserve my data and not waste it on stupid things.
     
  17. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    If you are consistently going over your limit you need to move to the next higher bucket, I couldn't stand watching the meter all the time.
     
  18. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    I typically turn off cellular data when I near my cap and just rely on wifi. I have wifi at home and at my work place so I can live without data for couple of hours when I'm out and about.
     

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