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Data usage on Xfinity Mobile. Can I cap data usage at 100 MB for the month?

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Data usage on Xfinity Mobile. Can I cap data usage at 100 MB for the month?

With the free shared 100 MB of data usage per month, can I set up the account so that data just stops for that month when the 100 MB usage is reached and don't automatically buy "1 G"?

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Re: Data usage on Xfinity Mobile. Can I cap data usage at 100 MB for the month?


@ssllii wrote:

With the free shared 100 MB of data usage per month, can I set up the account so that data just stops for that month when the 100 MB usage is reached and don't automatically buy "1 G"?


Theres no way to cap it.

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Re: Data usage on Xfinity Mobile. Can I cap data usage at 100 MB for the month?

Thanks.

 

Does anyone know of any data plan that caps and stops, instead of charging for the next block of usage?  Need a plan for a teenager that can't control his usage. ;-(

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Re: Data usage on Xfinity Mobile. Can I cap data usage at 100 MB for the month?


@ssllii wrote:

Thanks.

 

Does anyone know of any data plan that caps and stops, instead of charging for the next block of usage?  Need a plan for a teenager that can't control his usage. ;-(


Verizon has parental controls to set data limits. One of the settings is "Block data use when limit is reached, but still notify me."

 

https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/knowledge-base-80759/

 

Other major providers may also.

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Re: Data usage on Xfinity Mobile. Can I cap data usage at 100 MB for the month?

Closest is to download an app like 3G watchdog android or data usage for iPhones and do passive not active monitoring.  Or turn off 3G/cellular data and only use wifi for data, that's what I would do.

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Re: Data usage on Xfinity Mobile. Can I cap data usage at 100 MB for the month?

Check out republic wireless.

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Re: Data usage on Xfinity Mobile. Can I cap data usage at 100 MB for the month?

No you cannot do that.  I agree that we SHOULD be able to block data or cap data, but xfinity ahs not caught up if they ever do catch up

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Re: Data usage on Xfinity Mobile. Can I cap data usage at 100 MB for the month?

No. I would like the ability to limit data usage too but xfinity wants your $ do they don't want you to not use data
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Re: Data usage on Xfinity Mobile. Can I cap data usage at 100 MB for the month?

Turn cellular data off when you are approaching the 100mb. You can monitor usage with the Xfinity Mobile App. On an iPhone you can reset usage in settings to zero in Settings at the beginning of each billing period and monitor it there.

I do those things to stay under 1 GB and never run over.

Above all use Xfinity Hot Spots whenever possible.
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Re: Data usage on Xfinity Mobile. Can I cap data usage at 100 MB for the month?

Yes take their phone away.

Barring that the unlimited Xfinity plan is sufficient for almost anyone. Yes it slows down at 20GB but so what?
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Re: Data usage on Xfinity Mobile. Can I cap data usage at 100 MB for the month?

Best bet is to give them the unlimited plan and use them as the hotspot if you don't need the unlimited.

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Re: Data usage on Xfinity Mobile. Can I cap data usage at 100 MB for the month?


@ssllii wrote:

With the free shared 100 MB of data usage per month, can I set up the account so that data just stops for that month when the 100 MB usage is reached and don't automatically buy "1 G"?


 

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Re: Data usage on Xfinity Mobile. Can I cap data usage at 100 MB for the month?

There isn't a way to set up a "cap" on the free data portion of your XFINITY Mobile data usage. At this point, we only offer notifications of your usage, and I believe that starts once you get into the Gigabyte threshold. Check this out: https://www.xfinity.com/mobile/support/article/how-to-track-data-usage-by-the-gig

 

Ken


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Re: Data usage on Xfinity Mobile. Can I cap data usage at 100 MB for the month?

I have my S10 set to notify me at 90mb and stop altogether at 99mb. I can easily override that though...