So – as many of you know I’m on the road to minimalism and saying GOODBYE to my debt. I thought when I reduced my cell phone data plan as much as I could without breaching contract that I was on the right road. Turns out, there’s hidden phone monsters that suck up data and boost charges!
I just wanted you ALL to be aware of this in case you also don’t realize this is happening to you!
A loooooong time ago, I downloaded an app called ‘Dice with Buddies’ – basically a fun Yahtzee game you play with other friends who also have the app downloaded. I haven’t played in months, haven’t even opened the app to check it out. When I logged on my Verizon account and saw ALL of my GB was used, I was flabbergasted. Outraged. I haven’t even USED data on my phone – I’ve been using my wifi at home. What the hell!?
Turns out, ‘Dice with Buddies’ was sucking up a HUGE 63% of my data- running in the background. What a crock-o-crap. It was fun to play you, dice game, but you have GOT TO GO!
Now my phone bill is going to be outrageous from data overage charges – but I am aware of the tricks now and uninstalled tons of apps on my phone. Minimalism to the cellular device!
OK- end of Sunday rant! 🙂 Have a great day!