Posted on November 24, 2015
3 easy ways to stay on top of your data usage
Smartphones are amazing because they put the world at your fingertips—the latest news, your favorite podcasts, social media and (of course) cat videos. Most of the things we do on our smartphones require data. And staying on top of how much data you use in a month can be tricky, especially with a family plan.
If you’re a CREDO member, chances are you’ve seen our handy Usage for Current Bill Cycle meter in Member Services, where you can track minutes, text and data usage.
If you want to manage your data usage when you’re on the go, try one of these three easy ways:
1. Text the word USAGE to 27336
CREDO Mobile will reply back with how much data you’ve used in your current billing cycle, what your current data plan is, and when it refreshes. Texts from your CREDO Mobile phone to 27336 are free.
2. View usage in the CREDO Mobile app
It’s easy to check your usage in our member app. You can get the CREDO Mobile app for smartphones from the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play store (Android). Once you have the app downloaded on your phone, just log in and select View Usage.
3. Connect to Wi-Fi whenever you can
Your Wi-Fi connection is your best friend when it comes to keeping your account’s data usage low. That’s because when you use Wi-Fi to watch that cat video on your smartphone, you avoid using data. Learn how to connect to Wi-Fi on your device in the Devices & Services section of our website. Wi-Fi probably isn’t available in every corner of your world (at least not yet!), which is why it’s important to keep an eye on your usage with one of the two tips outlined above.
Keep in mind you can adjust your monthly data plan anytime in Member Services. I hope you find these tips & tricks to manage your data helpful.