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How do I cut back on data plan usage?

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Hello , my name is TheProMaster.

I was looking around the Tutorial Bounties and I found "How do I cut back on data plan usage?"

So here it is!

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    Try to save the activities that eat up a lot of data – like streaming video – for when you're in a wireless network at home, a café, airport lounge or hotel lobby. To make sure you're using Wi-Fi, temporarily turn off cellular data (in Options or Settings) or roaming (when outside of Canada).


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    Be sure to properly close apps you're not using, as they still might be running in the background. Doing this will also extend your battery life. With iPhone, for example, double-tap the Home button and you’ll see open apps at the bottom of the screen.


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    Try to limit apps that have regularly pushed content – such as stock quotes, weather updates or any such thing - as your smartphone will use up data on an ongoing basis.


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    Try not to tether your smartphone to your computer to use it as a wireless modem. Similarly, refrain from creating a personal hotspot with your smartphone as you can have multiple devices eat up your data wirelessly.


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    If you need to do any major email correspondence or extensive web surfing, ask yourself if it can wait until you get to a computer. Just because you can do it on a smartphone doesn't mean you should – especially over cellular connectivity.


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    Try to find apps that use less data by doing your research prior to download and use. For example, Blackberry Maps use 5 to 10 times less data than Google Maps.


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    In your email settings, turn off "push" mail if you really don't need to know whenever an email comes in right away. Then, when in a Wi-Fi hotspot, pull it all down. On a related note, enter your email settings to choose "View only," rather than downloading a full attachment.


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    In your email settings, turn off "push" mail if you really don't need to know whenever an email comes in right away. Then, when in a Wi-Fi hotspot, pull it all down. On a related note, enter your email settings to choose "View only," rather than downloading a full attachment.


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    Instant Messaging programs like iMessage, BlackBerry Messenger and WhatsApp Messenger are affordable solutions for friends who want to keep in touch. They use little data, they're fast and reliable, and they offer advantages over texting (such as getting a confirmation when a message has been delivered and read).


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Well thats it from yours truly TheProMaster!
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