How to avoid bill shock pitfalls.
YOU may feel pretty smart whipping out your mobile phone to google an answer to every question that pops up in conversation, but you won’t be feeling so smart when your smartphone bill arrives, unless you know what you’re in for.
Now that we are free to access the internet, check email, interact on social media, locate our friends, look up maps, check- in to cafes, play online games and send messages anywhere we go, it pays to find out what restrictions exist.
Remember that smartphones are mini- computers just like big computers and they’ve got all the same problems as big computers such as data limits, downloadable viruses and more.
And just like on any other computer, it pays to be aware of the risks, particularly if you can’t afford a $ 1000 phone bill this month.
If you don’t know what your mobile internet plan allows, you’d better find out.
While your phone can go online, you may not even be on a plan that allows for prolonged online use.
So if you’re browsing the
If you don’t know what your mobile internet plan allows, you’d better find out
internet on your smartphone, downloading apps, sending emails, downloading videos, chatting or updating social network profiles, you could receive an unexpectedly high bill that can total your savings account.
To reduce the possibility of that trauma, check with your phone company to find out what your data limits are a month, and how much it will cost if you exceed them.
Smartphones allow you to check and track your data usage either on your phone or by calling a designated number.