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How do I get more data on my plan? I'm going over it and paying too much

Sylv_Cecile
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xl
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Some thoughts...

  • check to ensure you have NO background applications that can be burning data.  Do you have Google Maps open in the background?
  • use wifi whenever possible, get a VPN if you are on public wifi
  • request updates and patches be done on wifi
  • use airplane mode when you are not using your phone
  • avoid streaming or downloading video/movies
  • browse mobile sites, instead of full sites
  • look for devices that offer compression like BB7 (6 times compression)
  • consider a larger data plan to avoid surcharges
  • consider second device/plan
  • turn off LTE and look for slower HSPA.  The faster the connection, the higher the quality when browsing
  • consider an app that meters your usage.

 

 

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xl
CPU Alum
CPU Alum

Some thoughts...

  • check to ensure you have NO background applications that can be burning data.  Do you have Google Maps open in the background?
  • use wifi whenever possible, get a VPN if you are on public wifi
  • request updates and patches be done on wifi
  • use airplane mode when you are not using your phone
  • avoid streaming or downloading video/movies
  • browse mobile sites, instead of full sites
  • look for devices that offer compression like BB7 (6 times compression)
  • consider a larger data plan to avoid surcharges
  • consider second device/plan
  • turn off LTE and look for slower HSPA.  The faster the connection, the higher the quality when browsing
  • consider an app that meters your usage.

 

 

m_ols
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I'd also recommend taking  a look at some of our new rateplans and addons - http://mobility.telus.com/en/BC/plans/shareplus_plans.shtml