How to cap my spending?

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 5 years ago
  • Answered
Archived and Closed

This conversation is no longer open for comments or replies and is no longer visible to community members.

I would like to know how to set up my own spending cap and set a monthly limit for data usage. Most networks have this option. Thanks
Photo of Konrad Babicz

Konrad Babicz

  • 120 Points 100 badge 2x thumb

Posted 5 years ago

  • 1
Photo of Curtules

Curtules

  • 19,666 Points 10k badge 2x thumb
Well for data there is an application called 3G watchdog where you can set up a data usage cap to prevent going over.

Koodo doesn't guarantee this app themselves though.

In the case of having your own spending cap however, it's unfortunately not possible to set up a spending cap with Koodo unless it was required to start your service based on your credit score upon activation.
Photo of Camilo_A

Camilo_A

  • 31,072 Points 20k badge 2x thumb
You will receive 2 Data Alerts at 75% and 95% of your data usage, but remember that the most important thing is to monitor your account on your Self Service account, that is the best way to avoid going over... Enjoy...
Photo of MykeC

MykeC

  • 20,174 Points 20k badge 2x thumb
Hey Konrad, to add to Camilo's post, if you have just a Talk & Text plan, you won't receive the data alerts. The alerts are only available on the Data plans.
Photo of Sunny Daisy

Sunny Daisy

  • 1,178 Points 1k badge 2x thumb
Depending on what you phone is, you should be able to set the limit on your own handset, there should be an option in settings, data usage and set mobile limit. this is not 100%. so set it lower than you would like to be cut off,
Photo of Konrad Babicz

Konrad Babicz

  • 120 Points 100 badge 2x thumb
Thanks everyone. This is much help. I am still little surprised/disappointed that this simple feature is not available - for the good of the customer. Data is tricky and checking your usage (not very accurate) is a pain.

Thanks for your guy's help
Photo of RudyW

RudyW

  • 21,890 Points 20k badge 2x thumb
Actually, depending on the phone you have you can set it to cut off at a preset level. I would not want phone companies cap on my phone. They can only set hard cut-offs, and Murphy's law of course is that when you most need access you won't be able to. Phone settings you can always override.

This conversation is no longer open for comments or replies.