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# 183803 30-Oct-2015 16:02
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I am using a "smart prepaid" data plan costing $19.00 a month on my phone.

What I am finding is that I am running out of data towards the end of the month so I top up with additional data pack.


Now I do not want to go on the $29.00 plan as it is not every month that I need to do this.
However what is happening is that my balance (cash) is running down when my data runs out.
I presume I am being charged for mobile data before I get a chance to purchase a data pack.

Is there a way to stop this happening ?

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  # 1417136 30-Oct-2015 16:24
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If this is a phone account I would assume  should you would get a text saying that you have used 80%  of your plan  and then when all of it is used   and then when you go to the $1 for 10Meg  / day you get get another text.




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  # 1417149 30-Oct-2015 16:32
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I assume on the flip side that some months you don't use all of your data allocation? Maybe a move across to Skinny with carryover Data could provide a solution negating the need to buy additional data or incurring additional cost

 
 
 
 




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  # 1417199 30-Oct-2015 16:57
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Wade: I assume on the flip side that some months you don't use all of your data allocation? Maybe a move across to Skinny with carryover Data could provide a solution negating the need to buy additional data or incurring additional cost


GoodIdea, will think about that.

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  # 1417200 30-Oct-2015 16:57
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Go to a carrier with carry over data. A couple of options there now. Got my son on 2 degrees and we just make sure his account balance is $0 until the day before top up. That way there is no money to spend. I think they have an auto-credit facility that you can set to automatically top up your account the minimum amount the day before it's due. We just use online banking




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  # 1417275 30-Oct-2015 18:57
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Wade: I assume on the flip side that some months you don't use all of your data allocation? Maybe a move across to Skinny with carryover Data could provide a solution negating the need to buy additional data or incurring additional cost


I use Skinny $16 / month plan .  Well worth it  considering at present you get 200 minutes and 1Gig of data for $16.




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  # 1424190 10-Nov-2015 10:34
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Skinny has the added benefit that if you do run out of data while on a prepaid plan, you don't incur casual data charges - it simply stops until YOU choose.


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