May 20, 2016
This guide is made for people who are totally clueless
Some people will think 100MB is not a lot, that is because it isn't, for 10 dollars it is a horrible deal, as anyone who has been to the better 3rd world countries would know But you can do a lot.
Here is what you can do to make your data last so you can be a heavy user
The trouble with Android is everything you download wants to download stuff in the background and this eats up data, it could be ads or updates, but we can stop this with a firewall, I suggest NoRoot Firewall or Opera Max, these can be downloaded from the google playstore. You can control what apps can connect to the internet through wifi or data. There you will want to disable all apps except the ones that you need from accessing the internet. Android by default allows everything to connect as it needs. So if you want everything the same while on wifi, allow everything to connect
Most web browsers allow you to block images, you will want to do that as images use up most of the data. Some also allow to block ads, do that too. You should find one that does both to save data. But I will offer my suggestion Opera Mini.
Any email client should work, I don't think they usually automatically download attachments.
For those that don't know what Whatsapp, Telegram, Facebook Messenger, Skype, Kakaotalk, Line, etc etc etc are. They allow for text messaging over data instead of regular SMS texts that cost 15 cents. But you can send a lot... a lot lot more. Whatsapp tracks stats, so I have sent and received a total of 5000 messages, it used a total of 2.5MB, so 100MB is enough to send a lot of messages each month, you can also do voice chat with most these apps, I don't use much, but 10MB for 15 minute call on Whatsapp, I have read Kakaotalk uses half that and Skype probably double. Note you get free long distance because it is over your data. These also work over wifi, convince your friends to use them, save money
Most important thing, don't watch videos! or videochat :))))
and always check in app options for maybe data using things you can disable.
March 12, 2009
January 4, 2009
Some (usually free version of paid) games have a looping ad that keeps running while you play -- this can use a LOT of data!
On iPhones (and probably most), you can disable data on an app-by-app basis, to prevent this from happening. You can also also check to see how much data EACH APP has used, so you can spot surprises and make adjustments.