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Topic # 189437 30-Dec-2015 08:05
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So, after this months topup (500MB) and bonus data (500MB) I have just over 8GB of data on my plan.
Of which 400MB will expire by the 25/1

My issue is - how do I use this data!
At home I have Unlimited Gigatown and at work I have access to the work WiFi. If I am not at home or work, my need to use the Internet is almost non existent. 
At this stage I am not planning any road trips or nights away from home, and although I'll be heading overseas in May - my New Zealand data won't be any good to me over there.

I've tried streaming music during my 10-12 minute commute from home, but found it kept on cutting out

So, without wasting it (say by turning on Netflix, pressing play and walking away), how do you use your data up?
I suspect most people here will say their monthly allowance isn't enough.

/firstworldproblems

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  Reply # 1458871 30-Dec-2015 08:35
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You could try playing around with different augmented reality apps.  Like this one...

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.picitup.iOnRoad&hl=en

http://www.iphoneness.com/iphone-apps/best-augmented-reality-iphone-applications/

Not sure if you have Android or iPhone.



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  Reply # 1458874 30-Dec-2015 08:51
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I spend my mobile data on App updates on the go

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  Reply # 1458881 30-Dec-2015 09:14
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Taking daughter to meetings where she watches YouTube using my phone hotspot makes in roads to my data limit.

A.

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  Reply # 1458892 30-Dec-2015 09:50
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Start playing Ingress if you are on android.  That eats up your data pretty quick.

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  Reply # 1458893 30-Dec-2015 09:52
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Downgrade your data plan a bit? Clearly over many months you're not even close to using what you're buying...

Cheers - N


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  Reply # 1458896 30-Dec-2015 09:58
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I stream pandora, iheartradio, etc via bluetooth to my car stereo



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  Reply # 1458923 30-Dec-2015 10:39
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Talkiet: Downgrade your data plan a bit? Clearly over many months you're not even close to using what you're buying...

Cheers - N



I am on the cheapest plan - $19 prepaid carry over


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  Reply # 1458924 30-Dec-2015 10:42
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nzkiwiman:
Talkiet: Downgrade your data plan a bit? Clearly over many months you're not even close to using what you're buying...

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I am on the cheapest plan - $19 prepaid carry over



Heh - fair enough... I kinda had that thought after I posted but thought I'd leave it and see.

Personally I'd just let it expire and be happy that the cheapest plan works brilliantly for you :-)

I have a corporate plan through work with (I think) a nominal 4GB limit, but even with travelling for work occasionally and using the phone for personal use as well I usually use 1.xGB a month.

Cheers - N

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  Reply # 1458954 30-Dec-2015 11:15
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My data balance with a 2 degrees $19 prepay carryover combo is currently 8980 MB. I never try to use up the expiring data. Nice just to know it was there if needed.

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