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Discussion in 'Metro PCS' started by rottweilerjim, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. rottweilerjim

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    I'm trying to explain data usage to my 62yr old sis in law. This month in 16 days she has used over 12gb of data so far. She found a Sims like app that she has spent a lot of money on upgrades that she didn't realize she was doing. Now I need help explaining even metro's unlimited data has a reasonable use limit also. NOTE TO MODS, If there is a better place for this go ahead.
     

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    Oy, sorry we missed this for so long.:eek:

    I think other Metro folks will be able to help you out in the MetroPCS forum where I moved this to. You may try to explain data usage like old school long distance phone service.
     
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    Don't know how to help explain but just to say since the tmobile merger I haven't heard of any throttling on the fully unlimited data plan. Tmobile's fully unlimited throttles after 9765GB (which is basically impossible to achieve) they may be doing that for us now.
     
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    as Gman said she is more or less ok with data in metro. what i find curious that how is she doing it? that is 750MB of data a day. just make sure she did not somehow turned on a wifi tethering app unlocked and people are leeching off free internet :(
     
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    I was? ???? also. She was addicted to live wallpapers then I showed her a couple of free music download sights then a movie downloads site and Netflix and so on. In a nutshell it like" This is your brain, this is your brain on Android. Any questions?"
     
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    If you have WiFi at home you could explain the difference and show her how to connect to WiFi when at home.

    Explain how text/articles uses very little, pictures medium, and video/app updates uses lots of data. And find some online articles explaining data plans - here is one, and another.
     

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