Cell phone data usage has surged in recent years with the proliferation of smartphones and speedy 4G networks. But while there are still a few holdouts among wireless carriers offering unlimited data plans in order to lure customers, big guys like AT&T and Verizon have tightened the grip, pushing a tiered pricing model and shared data plans instead. Depending on your usage habits that may just not cut it.

In this week's open forum we want to know: how much mobile data do you use in a month? Do you enlist the help of any third-party apps such as Data Usage or Onavo Count manage your usage and schedule warnings?

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