You may think you need unlimited, and for some people, the extra expense and waste is a worthwhile trade-off. That said, what the major carriers don’t want you to know, is that the more you know about your phone, the more control you take back. We’re fans of and advocates for people taking control.
While some may think you have to shut off mobile data entirely and therefore severely hamstring your mobile experience, it’s not like that at all. You don’t have to sacrifice the connected smartphone experience to save money on mobile data.
With a little early effort and a little ongoing maintenance (ensuring new apps aren’t eating up mobile data, for example) you take control of your mobile data use and, with a carrier like, oh, I don’t know, Ting, you can save a lot of money every month.