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While, I'm still debating the advantages of in-car Wi-Fi, the one concerned pointed out in other posts is that once your phone connects to the Bolt Wi-Fi network, the might want to download software updates and eat up your data plan.

There is a fix for Android users: buried deep in the Android setting configurations, there is a way to tag a hotspot as "metered" meaning that certain apps will become less "chatty" and conserve data usage. (This was original put in place for MiFi devices or phone tethering.)

To get there,
--> Go to SETTING (the gear at the top of the screen)
--> DATA SETTINGS
--> and either MOBILE HOTSPOTS or NETWORK RESTRICTIONS (depending on your version of Android)

Then find your Bolt Wi-Fi name and turn on the feature.
 

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There is a fix for Android users: buried deep in the Android setting configurations, there is a way to tag a hotspot as "metered" meaning that certain apps will become less "chatty" and conserve data usage.
VERY useful, thanks for posting!

This would be the obvious thing to do for family phones, but you'd still have to watch out for phones belonging to guests to whom you allow access.
 

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Gotta love Android and all the configuration goodness it offers! For "NETWORK RESTRICTIONS", is there a way to set it to a specific number like 2 gigs or is it automatic?
 
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