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How do u save data

Kstratton
Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Just wondering

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@Triguy wrote:

Here is more info.

https://www.publicmobile.ca/en/bc/get-help/articles/managing-your-data-usage


lol I'm surprised Public Mobile does not advise people to be careful with speedtests.

 

It takes a couple days for the "3G" performance cap to be uniformly imposed on new accounts.

Until then, new customers curious about network performance often run speedtests - and often burn through their GB after just a few minutes of dense data spamming across unthrottled LTE. It's not a pitfall most people ever consider - until they suddenly find they've completely consumed their 30-day data allotment - then wrongly accuse PM of cutting them off or ripping them off.

Lemony_Snicket
Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Use the phone less when on mobile data.  Wait until a WiFi connection is available.  

I keep mobile data turned off when I'm not actively using it.

 

I disable all app permissions to data (and updates, sync, location, etc) then allow apps to access these things only when I'm actively running them.

 

I don't need my phone to constantly send me instant notifications of every email and social media comment and update. These things can all wait until I actually want or need to see them, the apps don't need to constantly trickle away my data (and my privacy) in the background.

 

I also use scriptblocker and adblocker on my mobile browser. It claims that after about six months it's blocked roughly 150K incoming objects (which I don't want or need to see anyways), saving me an estimated 5 hours and 2.5GB of data.

 

I use duckduckgo, cookie autodelete, sandboxie, a different default DNS, and a mobile firewall. These things may not actually do anything useful in terms of privacy (because of the way wireless networks operate) - and I don't even bother with Tor or a VPN (because same reason plus they add latencies) - but all these things do help to obstruct or limit incoming data packets and outgoing data telemetry I don't allow on my device.

ccdevmike
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Set your phone up for data saving and a warning you when your hit a certain limit. That's what I do. 

yanzhiqiang
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Set WiFi only for the unimportant apps.

cavemantoronto
Mayor / Maire

@Kstratton Disable data when not using or turn off backround data.

gpixel4
Mayor / Maire

@Kstratton  is your device an android or an iPhone ?

MoreYummy
Mayor / Maire

what data are you trying to save?  

How much reward you have ?