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Seize the data. Great apps to really make the most of your big new data allowance

Posted on 17 March 2014

Seize the data. Great apps to really make the most of your big new data allowance

You’ve got a big data allowance, so why not use it! Carphone Warehouse has got some great recommendations for the best apps to use while on the go.

Video streaming apps

YouTube has more variety than any other video website in the world. There’s something for anyone no matter what your taste. The app is fast, easy to use and of course free.

BBC iPlayer is a brilliant app. It now lets you watch live TV, listen to the radio, catch up on programs you missed and there’s even the option to download programs to watch offline later. It’s free, the videos are in great quality and the variety is excellent too.

If you’re more into movies, Netflix is a clear winner. For just £5.99 a month you can watch unlimited movies and TV series on your computer or smartphone. The smartphone app is brilliant and lets you stream across Wi-Fi or mobile data.

YouTube, free for Android, iOS, Windows Phone
BBC iPlayer, free for Android, iOS, Windows Phone
Netflix, app free for Android, iOS, Windows Phone, service is £5.99 per month

Share your videos and photos
There are lots of ways to share your photos with friends, but one of the easiest is WhatsApp. Free for a year and then 69p a year thereafter, WhatsApp is inexpensive and easy to use. And it’s not just for messaging. Send photos, videos, music files and more to anyone who also has WhatsApp.

Whatsapp, free for Android, iOS, Windows Phone and BlackBerry 69p per year, free for one year

Music streaming apps

Beats Music gives you a huge amount of pre-picked playlists with fun and unique genres. Many are chosen by famous artists too, giving you a taste of what your favourite musicians listen to.

Get unlimited music for free with Spotify! With the largest catalogue of music, and even landing many exclusives, Spotify is one of the biggest names in music streaming and a must have music app.

Beats Music free for Android, iOS and Windows Phone
Spotify free for Android, iOS and Windows Phone

Cloud storage apps
Why limit the amount of videos, photos or anything else to what fits on your phone? Apps like Dropbox let you store files on the internet. If you’ve a few movies you want to watch or an album or too, upload them to Dropbox. The app then lets you stream them to your phone and watch them anywhere you want.

Dropbox free for Android, iOS, Windows Phone and BlackBerry

Multiplayer games

Real Racing 3 is possibly the best racing game ever to make it to a smartphone. And you don’t need to play it alone. The online player mode lets you race a whole group of mates, and you can do it from home or away.

Not into racing? Well try Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour, the best first person shooter for smartphones. One of the first games to feature console level graphics and online multiplayer you and your friends can blast at each other all day from anywhere.

Real Racing 3 free for Android, iOS
Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour £4.99 for iOS, £0.69 for Android

Now you know what you can do with your data, have a look at The Big Data Giveaway. We’re giving away 4GB of extra data! Find out more here.

You can learn more about the next great phones, even before they’re announced, on our Launchpad Rumour pages. Or, head over to our YouTube channel to keep up with what’s happening in the mobile world. We’ll be at the best technology shows, get you all the news about the latest phones, and post video reviews of our favourite gadgets.

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