How can I use up the data for the month before I pay my bill?

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Johnathan Zeno

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The same way you can use spend all of your money in the bank before your next paycheck.  Sorry, just joking.  Yours is the most common complaint on the forum, I believe.  It is hard to watch your data and plug all of the leaks to conserve data.  There are quite a few threads on the forum about data conservation.  Things like disconnect your DirecTV from the Exede if you have that situation, and watch fewer online videos and definitely watch them in a lower resolution.  Turn off all cloud type services and Internet backups.
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and all those little apps that come with Win 8 & 10 that by default run in the background. On Win 8 & 10 make sure you're a local user and not a cloud user, which I think cloud user is the default. I assume Apple probably does the same thing. Stop autoplay on Facebook, this uses a BUNCH of data.You have to do some work before you turn your operating system loose on Exede.

If you can use Firefox you can do even more. Add Ad Block Plus or UBlock (I like UBlock better), Flash Control (stops Youtube Flash videos from auto running) and youtube-flash-player to force Youtube to run Flash, not HTML5 so Flash can stop them from auto running.

You have to do some work but you CAN stop your operating system from using any extra data.
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Exede Lindsey

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Hello Johnathan, 

There could be a multitude of reasons why your data is being consumed before the end of your billing cycle. A few data consumptions that people are typically unaware of are: storage, updates, apps, or communications. The number of devices on your home network also plays a major role with usage. 

Feel free to visit some helpful links concerning data hogs you may or may not be aware of