Mobile data cap or elimination on providers side.

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I'm looking at getting my kid a better phone for their birthday with unlimited text and better talk but I don't want them to be able to run over there mobile data max. Is there a way of having Koodo put a cap on there mobile data so that they can't run over or just remove the ability to even have mobile data? I know there are settings in the phone that can disable the data usage or cap it but they can be easily changed so I would like something on the providers/plan side. Does anyone know if this exists?
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If you do prepaid, yes. Once the data allotment is used up they can't use it anymore until you add another data booster.

For postpaid, no. PC Mobile (postpaid) is the only provider so far who offers data caps/removing overage charges on minutes and data once you hit the limit.
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Well that sucks. Do you know of a way to disable the mobile data option on an android phone that's not through the normal settings. ie. You use to be able to go into the mobile settings and erase the mobile connection strings in some phones so that nothing would happen when it tried to use mobile data but text and phone and Wi-Fi worked fine. Maybe through the developer section?
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3G watchdog can do that. Set it below the actual limit and you should be fine.

Pair it with a settings locking app to keep the kids out too
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You can get data completely disabled at Koodo's end so there is no way they can use data at all and no way for them to remove the data block short of them calling Koodo and having it removed. Just call customer service and have them apply a data block on the line
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Adding a data block will mean that your child won't be able to send or receive picture text messages because those require a data connection on.