With the degree to which people rely on their phones these days, it can be easy to run over your monthly T-Mobile data limit. If you keep hitting your monthly limit and finding that you still have a lot of the month left then need to learn about managing your monthly mobile data usage. Below, find a list of ways you can learn why you keep going over your limit early and ways you can manage your data usage and make it all the way to the end of the month.
Check for T-Mobile Usage Alerts
T-Mobile will be sent you a text message alert when you reach 80% of your limit. This text is a sign that you need to significantly reduce the amount of data you use until the end of the month.
Check Your Mobile Data Usage Online
You will now have a record of how much data you use in a month, sorted by type. Look at where you use the most data, and do less of that in the future.
Uninstall Constantly Updating Apps
A lot of apps, particularly social media and multiplayer game apps, are constantly checking for new information and using up your data at an alarming rate. Just having these apps installed will do this, you don't actually have to be using them. Uninstall any apps, particularly games and social media apps, that you don't absolutely need.
Some sites, such as Facebook, automatically play video content as soon as a page is loaded. This can eat up a lot of your data. Go over every app you regularly use and turn off automatic video play, if possible.
Change Your Habits
You can also reduce your data use by changing your habits online. Figure out what activities have you using the most data with this chart:
For a few days you should keep track of how much time you spend doing the above activities. This shows you how you use your data during a typical day. Find whichever habit is costing you the most data, and do less of that.
If you need more help managing your mobile data usage, contact T-Mobile. It has phone, email, help desk, and a variety of live chat support options.
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