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Finder Excess Data Charges Report

While Aussies are getting better at sticking to their mobile data limit to avoid those charges, research* reveals we’re still wasting millions of dollars.

Tips on how to save on your mobile

  • Re-evaluate your mobile plan

If you're constantly going over your data limit it's likely that you're not on a plan that suits your needs. Compare mobile plans and switch to one with a bigger data limit, or find our curated list of the best mobile deals for the month.

  • Go prepaid

A prepaid SIM might sound a little dated but it gives you more control over how much you spend. You'll never pay an excess data charge again if you opt for prepaid.

  • Monitor and manage your apps

Most phones will have a function that allows you to monitor how much data each app is chewing up. Once you have an idea you'll be able to change your habits accordingly. It's also a good idea to switch off the auto-play function so video content doesn't automatically start playing when you're scrolling through Facebook.

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