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11/07/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff

Running apps and streaming video can eat into your phone’s data plan and cost you dearly in overage charges. Yahoo Tech has tips for avoiding this unnecessary expense.

Monitor yourself
Use the data-monitoring tools your carrier offers through your online account or the carrier’s app—AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile all have both. Some even send an email or text alert when you're nearing your limit. 

Rein in your apps
Set your apps to only function when you’re connected to Wi-Fi instead of using your data plan. You can turn this feature on or off in your phone’s settings menu.

Watch what you stream
Connect to Wi-Fi as much as possible, use pre-downloaded music and videos instead of streaming, or just use data-hogging video and music apps less.  

Read more in-depth advice about saving data in “How to Lock Down Your Data Usage Once and For All.” 

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