I recently swapped from a Moto X2 on RW2.0 plan to Samsung Galaxy S7 on RW3.0 plan.
Mostly I like the change. This item isn’t really a change because of what plan or phone I’m on, but just happens to have occurred after my switch.
I believe on my old phone/plan, it may have been more obvious when I was not on wifi and doing something that used data. With this new phone/plan, it doesn’t seem too obvious.
Last night, I ended up for a few minutes streaming a few Youtube videos/clips on my S7 over what I thought was Wifi. I forgot that I had turned wifi off a few hours earlier, b/c of a restaurant’s annoying wifi causing issues at the time (usually - no problems with that restaurant’s wifi). So then after streaming a few HD videos, I see this pop-up about data usage. It was my about 500MB warning I set from Samsung. Only problem was it popped up by the time I was almost maxed out on my 1GB monthly plan! And that was used, I think, about at least 2/3 or 3/4 of the data in that one moment. I’ve always made sure I was on wifi before doing anything like video streaming for sure to not run into this in the past.
Does anyone have suggestions as to ways to prevent this type event? Is there something else I can try to have another obstacle to me goofing and using up my cell data all at once? What might be cool is if something would warn me if I connect to Youtube at all while on Cell data. I could brush away the warning if I knew but didn’t care at the moment, but at least it would get my attention.
If anyone has an idea, great. I’m not expecting any better options, but figured it’s worth asking.
Thanks in advance for any ideas.