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3 surprising things that devour your data plan

3 surprising things that devour your data plan
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It's OK to admit that trying to pick a cellular plan makes you nervous. There are a lot of angles to consider, and you don't want to get it wrong.

Pick a plan that's too small and you'll go over your limit and rack up unwanted charges - or run into speed throttling on an unlimited plan. Go too large and you'll just be wasting money on data you don't use - and who likes to waste money?

I've talked before about the common mistakes many mobile customers make when choosing a mobile data plan and how to avoid them so you get the perfect plan for you. However, even if you pick a data plan that should be just right, you can still run into trouble.

You might install an app or turn on a feature that uses up your data faster than you realize. If you aren't careful, your data can be gone before you know it.

Don't let data overages take you by surprise. Download this data monitor app so you can see how much data you're using and which apps are responsible.

I'm going to tell you about some of the big culprit apps and how to stop them. You might be surprised how much data you save - you might even be able to downgrade to a cheaper plan.

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