Connecting to a Wi-Fi network is the best way to preserve the data on your monthly Connect plan. In addition to using it at home, Wi-Fi is now widely available almost everywhere you go—coffee shops, restaurants, hotels, and even in many stores. But can using it actually end up saving you money? The answer is yes!
You can often stay connected to Wi-Fi all day long. When your device is connected to a strong Wi-Fi signal, you can access the Internet, and go online to update apps, stream music, or even download movies or TV programs—all without using any data from your plan.
Once you’ve grown used to using Wi-Fi, go to My Account or check your My CC app to see how much data you’re using on your current plan. By doing more things while connected to Wi-Fi, you may find you can get by with a smaller data plan, making your already low monthly bill even more affordable! And remember, you can switch plans up to the last day of your monthly billing cycle—there’s no reason to pay for data that you won’t use!
You should always connect to Wi-Fi before downloading music, or apps. In addition, you can change your settings to make sure that updates to apps only happen when you’re connected to Wi-Fi. To do this, follow these simple steps:
For Android smartphones:
- Open the Play Store app and go to “Settings”
- Under “General,” select “Auto-update apps,” and set it to “Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only”
- Open the Settings app, then select “iTunes & App Store”
- Scroll down to “Automatic Downloads”
- Turn the toggle next to “Use Cellular Data” to the Off position
Using Wi-Fi is just plain good sense: you’ll save money, and leave plenty of data available for those times when Wi-Fi simply isn’t an option, like when you’re in the car, or enjoying a walk in the park. It’s truly a way to enjoy the best of both wireless worlds!