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Setting a data limit on Android phones and Tablets

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    Default Setting a data limit on Android phones and Tablets

    There are many people who go over their data limit and end up using up their balance or come up with huge bills for using excess data. For those who use Android phones they can actually set their monthly limit so that they don't use more data than what they have paid, and get an indication when they can renew or use limited data, and therefore don't go into huge bills or finish their mobile balance.
    The best way to avoid going over your data limit is by setting your data limit on your Android phone and tablet.

    • First you need to the settings menu.


    • From the settings option select the data usage option. Before going any further you need to enable the mobile data which would allow you to set the data limits.


    • Once choosing the data usage option the relevant screen will appear from where you will make your settings such as setting the data limit along with the time period. This will be shown in the form of a graph with two lines one red and one orange. The red line indicates the data limit when your data activities are turned off, and the orange line shows indication when you data is going to reach the limit.


    • You need to confirm all details and press the OK option.
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    This is useful but to know what the service provider says is what counts so still need to keep a tab on stats by either using the data off function and wait for the automatic message to display showing your remaining data or through USSD function.

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    Airtel does not send any notification when data limit is crossed and keeps charging per Kb which is very sick of them. I lost Rs150 + last month just because I had no idea my data is finished. I will try this on my phone and see how it goes. Thanks for sharing.

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    Not just airtel but most companies do not send any notification when your data limit is exausted. The only reason I can see for not sending notification is to charge unsuspecting customers for extra data usage.

    Not very good practice in the long run.

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    Most phones have this feature now, where you can see the data limit but as Admin said its not good to relay on one source. It is actually better to get the data usage notifications after each usage, which comes straight from the service provider.

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    Vodafone is a lot better in this respect. I have been using vodafone for god knows how many years now and never had a problem. Airtel on the other hand does not leave any stone unturned to get money out of people's pockets.

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    And Admin uses Airtel

    You are supposed to lead from the front and not use companies that are not fair to their customers.

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    Airtel is the most expensive service provider in India yet it manages to get the most number of users, the number is increasing by the day. I fail to understand why this is, when what most people complain about it costs.

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    I wont shy away from saying that their network is top class. I never have network congestion problems or signal dropouts or anything.

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    I use both Airtel (official) and Reliance CDMA (personal). And for call clarity, no call drop & no congestion, Rel CDMA is the clear winner.
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    The major plus with Reliance CDMA or another other cdma service is that signal strength remains strong even behind thick walls where as GSM signal will start to fade very quickly as you go deeper into a building. CDMA waves are capable of staying intact much deeper into concrete buildings and that is what dictates a quality of call when you are in a building. CDMA will win no doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panchabhut View Post
    I use both Airtel (official) and Reliance CDMA (personal). And for call clarity, no call drop & no congestion, Rel CDMA is the clear winner.
    Does Reliance cdma has better internet too? I have mts at the moment and I am looking for an alternative because of the network congestion problem in our area.

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