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Is it possible to have your data automatically turned off when you reach your limit? My children are constantly going over on our shared plan.


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Currently there is no option to stop data after a certain limit is reached. On some phones there may be options to limit data or alert when certain amounts have been used but those may not be perfectly reliable and may not always match up with what Telus is reporting as used. What I'd suggest is talk with your children and see which apps they use most. That may give you an idea where the problem could originate. 

 

Certain activities can use up a lot of data quickly. Video is the biggest one. Downloading applications over cellular is another.

 

 


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Hi-Vic: welcome to the forum; There's not an effective method for it. Every phone brand it has is own-settings to Set a Data Limit, therefore if you provide-the kind of phone used by your kids, would help to advice you better.  If is a Android-do this..

 

Goto settings >Connections >Tap data usage >Tick options (Mobile data & Set mobile data limit) > Set a limit in the "Chart" below too. You'll see a Red bar it moves/vertically, tap&hold it +move up 'till 1GB as i.e. Then move the orange bar horizontally 'till 95% that way-Telus will notify you, when data assigned at your plan reach 95% of usage.

 

 Note: Your Carrier may measure the data differently, So no guarantee that-setting this limit, will Stop the Overage charges. My method to Stop "Overage-charges" is pull out the battery in the last 2-1 days of the billing cycle. Keep checking the "Shareable data usage" in your mobile acct. Scan other related-data posts for more info. Bye <v9>

 

@v9-12 yrs.Telus mobile user & Ex-BC Tel cable installer.
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Currently there is no option to stop data after a certain limit is reached. On some phones there may be options to limit data or alert when certain amounts have been used but those may not be perfectly reliable and may not always match up with what Telus is reporting as used. What I'd suggest is talk with your children and see which apps they use most. That may give you an idea where the problem could originate. 

 

Certain activities can use up a lot of data quickly. Video is the biggest one. Downloading applications over cellular is another.

 

 


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