If you have a Verizon Wireless account and you keep running over your monthly mobile data limit while there's still a lot of month left then read on. Below you can learn how to manage your monthly Verizon Wireless mobile data usage.
Set Up Verizon Wireless Usage Alerts
If you get the My Verizon app you can set up automatic usage alerts. It will send you a text message or email when you hit 90% of your mobile data limit. Once you get that text or email you need to sharply reduce the data you're using until a new month starts.
Check Your Verizon Wireless Data Usage
If you have the My Verizon app, you can check how you've been using your mobile data. Just follow these instructions:
You will see your total data usage for the account. By checking this regularly, you can keep track of how fast you are using your data, and how much you have to slow down your data usage to reach then end of the month.
Change Your Settings
Disable push and email notifications, GPS, and automatic app updates when you don't need them. Go over the apps you use a lot and turn off the automatic video play feature, if you are given an option for doing so. All of these settings can really eat into your unused data. You might be surprised how much data you can save this way.
Uninstall Unnecessary Apps
Get rid of any apps you don't absolutely need to have installed. A lot of them are constantly checking for updates and other new information. By uninstalling them you are freeing up a lot more data that you can use every month.
Change Your Online Habits
Use this chart to figure out how you are using your data:
Keep track of the amount of time you spend doing each of these activities. Assuming that you have recorded your data on a typical day, all you need to do is see which habit is using the most data, and don't do that as often as you usually do.
If you have any questions, contact Verizon Wireless. It has phone, help desk, email, and several live chat customer service options.
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