It's essential to stay in control of data usage to not only manage costs but also to keep secure while accessing the internet and using apps. At plan.com, we provide multiple ways for you to manage your data use and steer clear from unwanted costs and internet threats. Let's take a look at how these different features work and how you can benefit from them.
Managing Data with Spending Controls and Data Boosts
Spend Controls provide an effective means of managing your data usage. With this tool, you can limit data use to your monthly allowance and prevent any outside allowance spending. If you reach your data limit, your smartphone will stop accessing data.
At the same time, plan.com offers Data Boosts, an additional purchase that temporarily increases your data allotment. Our system is designed that any active Data Boosts will work smoothly with your Spend Controls. This means that your Spend Controls only kick in after you have used up both your regular data allowance plus any Data Boosts.
Capping Bolt-On Usage
Bolt-Ons are customisable add-ons that offer extra data, minutes, or texts. These can be helpful if you regularly exceed your baseline plan.
You can also cap your Bolt-On usage to keep a tab on your data consumption. By managing these carefully, it's possible to avoid unexpected costs and maintain control over your monthly expenditure on data.
Blocking Data Access
For various reasons, you may want to stop all data access or specifically block data access when roaming. Doing this will prevent your device from using data services - a useful feature when roaming or if you wish to control your device's data access rigidly.
Follow this process to block data access via Data Controls:
- Login to your my.plan account.
- Click Controls in the top navigation menu.
- Select Data, Calls & Texts from the dropdown menu.
- Click Data Controls.
- On the Data Controls page, use the switches to toggles which data features are enabled or disabled for your users and devices.
Net Safety with Botnet and Malware Restrictions
Staying safe online is as important as managing your data. Fortunately, plan.com offers additional ways to improve your internet security. Both our Botnet Restriction and Malware Restriction services can protect your device from harmful online threats.
Botnet Restriction helps keep your device secure by blocking communication with harmful bot networks that could compromise your system.
On the other hand, Malware Restriction helps restrict any threats from malware and keeps your device safe from unwanted harm.
Ultimately, we offer a variety of methods to help you stay in control of your data usage and keep your device secure. With these great features from plan.com, you can effectively manage your data while ensuring your security online.
Please be aware that some additional data security features are only available to Gold and Platinum tariffs.