Using Wi-Fi to get more data from your cell phone plan


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We all know that streaming music and videos with your mobile phone can use huge amounts of your data plan – around 200 MB for a 2-hour, high-quality movie! While the 600 MB of data per month that comes with the Pure TalkUSA Unlimited Plus+ plan is more than enough data for casual users, if you’re a big time mobile movie watcher, you could easily deplete your data plan before you know it. But there is a way around that!

If you want to stream movies or lots of high-quality videos, get in the habit of using a Wi-Fi connection such as the one you may already have in your home, or that you can find in local cafés or libraries (Starbucks is great for this if they have one in your area…and they make a mean Frappuccino). This way, you can stream as much data as you want without having to use your Pure TalkUSA Unlimited Plus+ data plan.

If you’re not sure how to connect your cell phone to Wi-Fi, It’s pretty easy. Just follow these three simple steps:

  1. From your home screen, go to applications menu and select “Settings.”
  2. Select the “Wireless and Networks” option.
  3. Choose Wi-Fi settings and select one of the available Wi-Fi networks. If the network you select is password protected, you’ll need to enter the password and then press select.

Once you’ve completed these steps, you are ready to open up your mobile internet browser and start streaming! You’ll know that you’re connected when you see the Wi-Fi icon in the notification bar at the top of your display. Alternatively, if you see “3G”, you are still using your Pure TalkUSA network.

If you’re ever unsure about how much data you’ve already consumed for the month, it’s very easy to monitor your usage. This will allow you to make sure that you are staying within the plan’s limit. To check your usage, simply log in to the Pure TalkUSA customer portal and check your balance.

And if you know there’s going to be a period when you won’t need your data plan at all, there is no problem to switch over to one of our other affordable plans for a month or so. With Pure TalkUSA, you never have to worry about being locked into a particular plan.

So the next time you’re planning on streaming large amounts of data, try to connect to a Wi-Fi network. You’ll save money, as well as your data plan!

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