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Ask Richard - What’s eating up all my cell phone data?

9/4/2018 2:17:14 PM

Dear Richard,

What’s eating up all my cell phone data?

A: Occasionally we have some folks who struggle with staying under their data cap either on their work phone or personal phone. The number one killer of data is video. Watching one movie on Netflix in HD is easily enough to wipe out an entire month’s worth of data. This also includes YouTube, FaceTime, Skype, Twitch etc. If you are at home, always make sure your phone is on your WiFi, where data caps don’t apply.

*For those of you on “Unlimited” data plans, always make sure you read the fine print. Often this doesn’t include using your phone as a wireless hotspot with a laptop or Smart TV.