I know what you mean! This is my first month on Excede and I went through 6 gigs in the first two days. I am going to hate these data limits! I just wish they had a reset button for us first time users. I have learned a few tricks though since I saw the amount of data I was using. If you have netflix you can go to your account page and set the resilution to low. This will use 1/3 a gig an hour to watch shows or movies. Instead of 3 gigs an hour in HD. Also I have a Netgear router. I use it to bring netflix to my tv. Be sure you turn of your guest network or you may be buying data for your neibors. Also the router is great for turning off your network, I use the power button on the back of the unit. No network, no data usage. This will end any unknown data usage at night. Also with the Netgear Genie you can track your data usage, (advanced settings). Or turn on and off your wired of wirless networks. I now nap in the afternoon so I can do netflix during midnight to five am free time. Also for gamers like me who use Steam or Orgin or Uplay to play your games. Open the program like normal and let it load on line so it can update. Then in steam you click steam at the top of your home page, and then click go offline. You can do this with the other two programs also. Once the progrm restarts in off line mode, I turn off my router, and I can play for hours using no data. This whole data thing sucks but it can be mastered. I used 6 Gigs in the first two days, and only 800mb in the last 6 days. Of course I have had to give up my HD and playing games online. Hope this helps someone out there. Oh and keep you chin up, we can get through this together.