Here is some more tips on data usage that can help you conserve data usage and/or find where high data usage is coming from.....
*Android and iPhone's data saver tools work differently it is prudent to check settings in each phone's apps for such things as your photo app for device syncing, backing up etc.... Note: viewing or searching for backed up/stored photos can use considerable mobile data.
**Public Mobile sends out a text from 611 giving a warning at 75% and 95% of total data usage. If you have data add ons these warnings include both plan data and add on data.
**So if you just have 1gb of plan data you will get a warning at 756mb/1024mb and 973mb/1024mb. However if you have 1gb of plan data and a 5gb data add on (1024mb+5120mb=6144mb) these warnings will recieved at 4608mb/6144mb and 5837mb/6144mb respectively.
**This is why setting your data warning and limiter is important so that an errant app's sudden usage can be noticed and/or stopped by your phone's data usage tools rather than relying on pm's limited warnings system.
***Background data can use up to 38% of your data that is pure wastage.
Get in the habit of taking screenshots of your overview page and payment history before and after renewal for record keeping and checking that your data and/or limited minute/text counter resets.
@Hollinger Your phone will probably won't allow you to control essential services that run in the background. So I suggest restrict every app and then allow only app you want to use data on like Browser, Email or Twitter. iPhones run a lot of check-in services in the background that uses less than a MB so don't worry about it. Good thing about PM is that you will never get charged extra 🙂
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