With most mobile plans these days comes a data limit.Your data limit is essentially how much you can access the internet during a billing period. Each time you access the internet, whether it be to check your email or to watch a movie, the amount of “data” you have used will accumulate. Most plans come with a limit, and once you pass this limit, you will be hit with very large fees. These fees can make an already hard to pay bill even harder. If you are someone who struggles with staying under their data limit, you may want to consider getting a capped contract.

What a capped contract does is shut off your data network once you reach your limit. This means that at some point during the month, once you have connected to the internet as much as you were allowed during that billing period, your plan will shut off. You will then have to wait for your new billing period for it to start working again. While this may sound like an inconvenience, it can save you a lot of money. You don't have to worry about overage fees when you get a capped contract.

Capped contracts are ideal for two types of people. The first is those people who have a hard time managing their data usage. Maybe they are on the go a lot, can't afford to get a larger data limit, and always forget to check how much data they have left for that period. A capped contract will force them to be a little more mindful, and it will be easier on their wallets. The second type of person is those who have kids on their plan. Kids often disregard their data limits, and blow through them each month. This can end up costing the parent a lot of money when the bill finally arrives. To teach your kids to be a little bit more responsible with how they use their data, a capped contract isn't a bad idea.

A capped contract isn't right for everyone, so consider your own personal situation before you get one. Also keep in mind that not every mobile carrier offers them, so you will need to speak to yours and see if they have that option available.