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court6

Teacher

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6 Messages

Thu, Dec 14, 2017 2:16 PM

How to split/limit data usage on mobile share plan?

My son and I share 6gb of data, but he is using the majority every month.  Is there a way (an app maybe?) that I can split the data evenly between us?  

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lizdance40

ACE - Sage

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71.9K Messages

2 years ago

No, but you can manually shut him off if he exceeds the budget you set for him.  (In the My ATT app, manage his line)

 If he has an android, your can cap his data on the phone, but he can change those settings.

 

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court6

Teacher

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6 Messages

2 years ago

Thank you, that's what I figured.  I honestly don't even know how he uses so much.  The only time he's not connected to wifi is when he's riding the bus to/from school.  Before I know it, he's gobbled up 4gb of data.   I've gone through and disabled all the usual suspects, and we'll have to track more closely next month to see what the culprits are.

lizdance40

ACE - Sage

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71.9K Messages

2 years ago

@court6

Well im not going to set a good example. 4 gigs is modest use to me.   I stream music about 3 hours a day on the road and easily use 5 to 6 gigs a month.  Another tip: each music app has an option to reduce stream quality, which saves about 50% data usage.  If he’s on YouTube it has similar setting options, but should be limited to Wifi.  Good luck.

 

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