The fact that we’re now able to access the internet from the palm of our hand is mind-blowing. But along with that convenience comes new questions, too. Knowing how much data you really need is essential. Start off the year the right way by making sure you choose the cellphone plan and the best phone and app settings for your needs.
When deciding on a data plan, it can be hard to predict how much data you and everyone else on your cellphone plan will actually use each month. Emailing, using apps and social media all use data, but in different ways. Knowing how much data your favorite tasks require can really help you save money. Here’s a handy cellphone data usage chart with some of the more common smartphone functions, so you can get a good idea of what you really need.Keep in mind that surfing the web for only an hour may use just 15MB of data on average, but streaming music for the same period could consume twice that amount! And, sites with lots of videos like YouTube can use up a ton of your monthly plan. That’s why it’s always wise to have a look at your phone and app data settings to see just how much data you’re consuming.
It’s best to always keep your Wi-Fi on and be sure to ask at any places you visit if they have free Wi-Fi available. Then, just save their password into any device you bring there. Also, be sure to install or update apps only when using a Wi-Fi connection as they often consume huge amounts of data.
You can always make adjustments to your cellphone plan within the My Account section of our website. Or, use the My Consumer Cellular app to increase or decrease your plan when you’re on the go. The more you know, the more you can save. We’re all about that!