Manage your AT&T Prepaid data

Get tips to help you stay within your AT&T Prepaid high-speed data allowance.

Know how much data you’re using

It’s easy to monitor your data use. You can:

Be aware of what uses the most data

Here are some activities1 that can drive up your data use:
  • High-definition video streaming (about 900MB per hour)
  • Video conferencing with apps like FaceTime® and Skype® (about 480MB per hour)
  • Standard-definition video streaming (about 240MB per hour)
  • Online interactive gaming (about 60MB per hour)
  • Streaming music (about 30MB per hour)
  • Downloading movies and other large data files

Use less plan data

Join a Wi-Fi network

Connecting devices to Wi-Fi® networks is a great way to use less wireless data. If there aren’t any Wi-Fi networks available, your device automatically switches back to wireless data.

FYI: Some apps on your device use wireless data even when connected to a Wi-Fi network.

You can learn more with our device tutorials on how to:

Use Video Management

Our Video Management2 feature (formerly Stream Saver®) is automatically turned on. It may help lessen your data usage.

Learn how to turn Video Management off and on

Explore built-in device features

Most smartphones and tablets today have built-in features to monitor data. You may also be able to set warnings or limits. These will turn off your wireless data when you reach a preset data limit.

Get more info at your device manufacturer’s support site.

Consider a new plan

With AT&T Prepaid unlimited plans, you get unlimited talk, text, and data in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. (Other restrictions apply.)

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Last updated: February 17, 2023

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