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    Default What is "Limit Mobile Data Usage "?

    Data usage app \Data. There's a check box. What exactly does this limit?

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    Default Re: What is "Limit Mobile Data Usage "?

    Can you give us a screenshot?

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    It turns off your data when the specified limit is reached.
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    I set mine to 200mb before I hit my monthly limit. This way I can make sure not to go over.
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    It's a very useful feature and you can set your warning bar a bit lower than the limit bar so that you're alerted when you've only got such-and-such data left. That way you don't just get cut off.

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    It's especially handy when you have children/teens who don't pay attention to data. No surprise overages.

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    You'd better hope they don't know how to change the settings...

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    Quote Originally Posted by belodion View Post
    You'd better hope they don't know how to change the settings...

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    Kids are very tech savvy these days lol

    My 3 year old is an experienced tablet user and knows her way around lol

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    OK, thanks. There's a setting somewhere for limit background data too. I can't seem to find it now. What does that do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan1982 View Post
    Kids are very tech savvy these days lol

    My 3 year old is an experienced tablet user and knows her way around lol

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    It won't be long before you're asking her for help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by belodion View Post
    It won't be long before you're asking her for help.

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    Haha your not far wrong matey lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackdogAC View Post
    OK, thanks. There's a setting somewhere for limit background data too. I can't seem to find it now. What does that do?

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    Go to Settings>Data Usage, open the menu and you'll find. I think it just prevents background data usage unless you're connected to wifi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prissysox View Post
    It's especially handy when you have children/teens who don't pay attention to data. No surprise overages.

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    I know Verizon if set up, will send warning texts /emails when certain thresholds are met. You can set them to what you want. Other carriers may offer the same.

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    Maybe I missed this but if you are on unlimited data no need to "set limits".
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    Quote Originally Posted by xocomaox View Post
    I set mine to 200mb before I hit my monthly limit. This way I can make sure not to go over.
    200 MB? .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    200 MB? .

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    I know right, that's practically nothing. I can never understand how people can only have 200MB of data. I would lose my mind if I only had that much per month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBSeattle View Post
    Maybe I missed this but if you are on unlimited data no need to "set limits".
    That's true but I like to keep an eye on it. It's not always easy to get unlimited data tariffs....in fact, in UK, some networks don't offer it at all....so you want to treat them like gold dust. If enough users are carelessly profligate with data use it might persuade those networks who do offer unlimited to stop doing so, or to up prices.

    In my early days of smart phones, I once made a series of mistakes which I later discovered had used a lot of data and a substantial part of my limited data pay-as-you-go credit. A data use warning and data limit block would have prevented that ( I doubt I knew how to set it at that time).

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    Ahhh, gotchya, carry on...clearly you are on top of this.

    Quote Originally Posted by belodion View Post
    That's true but I like to keep an eye on it. It's not always easy to get unlimited data tariffs....in fact, in UK, some networks don't offer it at all....so you want to treat them like gold dust. If enough users are carelessly profligate with data use it might persuade those networks who do offer unlimited to stop doing so, or to up prices.

    In my early days of smart phones, I once made a series of mistakes which I later discovered had used a lot of data and a substantial part of my limited data pay-as-you-go credit. A data use warning and data limit block would have prevented that ( I doubt I knew how to set it at that time).

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    Quote Originally Posted by _YoKolorMeBadd View Post
    I know right, that's practically nothing. I can never understand how people can only have 200MB of data. I would lose my mind if I only had that much per month.

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    They we it for 200 MB under their monthly data cap. Didn't say they only had 200mb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _YoKolorMeBadd View Post
    I know right, that's practically nothing. I can never understand how people can only have 200MB of data. I would lose my mind if I only had that much per month.

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    It gets worse. A young member recently asked advice on AAQ about whether an allowance of 50mb/month, the only plan that could be afforded, would be enough. The general consensus was, No, it would not be enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xocomaox View Post
    I set mine to 200mb before I hit my monthly limit. This way I can make sure not to go over.
    Curious.. What carrier do you have? And how much do you pay? (if you don't mind me asking).

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