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Three Tips for Saving Money on Mobile Plans

As mobile data plans move to a pay-per-use model, you and your business will have to learn to work around them.

This story appears in the July 2011 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

All-you-can-eat never lasts forever. That's the story in mobile these days, as mobile data plans--the kinds that let you surf the web and download apps on your smartphones and tablets--move to a pay-per-use model. Businesses, consider yourselves warned: Going over the limit can result in hundreds of dollars in overage fees.

When the mobile internet was slow and ugly, unlimited data plans made sense. But as mobile apps and streaming video came into vogue, suddenly those mobile data networks started getting bogged down. So out came the tiers and the caps and the throttling. Here's what it all means.

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