[telecom] Use Your Cell Phone Carrier's Data Limit Protection to Your Advantage
- From: Monty Solomon <monty@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 23:19:43 -0400
Use Your Cell Phone Carrier's Data Limit Protection to Your Advantage
Children and teens can easily go over their cell phone data limit
playing games, surfing the Internet, downloading music. When it comes
to monitoring your child's cell phone and data use, there are easy
steps parents can take to ensure that their monthly bills don't come
as an unpleasant surprise. Better Business Bureau asked the major
cell phone carriers for tips on overseeing family data usage.
In 2011, BBB received 38,420 complaints against cellular telephone
services and equipment, making it the number one complaint category
in the BBB system. While many of those complaints were due to data
billing issues, there are ways to prevent this and the cell phone
carriers are willing to work with consumers to monitor and, in some
cases, lower their bills.
"By being proactive, and aware of the data activity in which your
child engages, you can save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, on
your next cell phone bill," said Rod Davis, senior vice president of
enterprise programs for the Council of Better Business Bureaus. "The
cell phone industry has put together different data plans and
restrictions that parents may want to consider if their child has a
persistent problem of going over their data limit."
BBB has put together a compilation of the major cell phone carriers'
data plans and packages:
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