Check your data use

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iphone users have a built- in data us­age mon­i­tor. Go to Set­tings, then Gen­eral, then Us­age. Scroll down to the bot­tom of the screen and un­der Cel­lu­lar Net­work Data, you will see listed the amounts of data sent and re­ceived. Find out from your ser­vice provider what your data limit is, and click on Re­set Sta­tis­tics to en­ter the amount and mon­i­tor your us­age. Android users don’t have a built- in app but you can down­load one such as 3G Watch­dog from the Android Mar­ket for free. When you first in­stall the 3D Watch­dog app, it asks you to in­put your plan data limit. The app will then keep track of how much data you use against the quota you en­tered ( eg, 1GB per month). The app sits in the No­ti­fi­ca­tions bar at the top of the screen and turns from green to orange to red as you ap­proach and pass your monthly limit. Be a smarter smart­phone user: • When buy­ing a Smart­phone, ask about your data al­lowance. • Ask how you can check your us­age and do it reg­u­larly to avoid ex­ceed­ing data lim­its. • Use an app that au­to­mat­i­cally switches off data ser­vices when you reach your limit. Need smart­phone help? • Com­plaints about spam ( email, in­stant mes­sages, SMS an MMS) can be made to the Aus­tralian Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Me­dia Au­thor­ity ( ACMA) at spam.acma.gov.au • Learn about mo­bile phones and pri­vacy: pri­vacy.gov.au/top­ics/tech­nolo­gies • Re­port scams to the Aus­tralian Com­pe­ti­tion and Consumer Com­mis­sion ( ACCC) web­site at accc.gov.au or call Scamwatch on 1300 302 502. Bill dis­putes: If you are un­able to reach a res­o­lu­tion with your telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions provider, con­tact the Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions Om­buds­man on 1800 062 158 or visit tio.com. au

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