That got your attention, didn’t it? Well, I doubt if any good service provider is giving away 10 Gb worth of data for 1500 naira. You may not agree but we spend a lot of money monthly, quarterly and yearly on data despite the numerous deals out there given by Internet Service Providers. You don’t think so? Okay let’s do some quick math: if you spend an average of 4000 naira on data monthly (which you’re managing)band here are 12 months in a year, you’re spending at least 48,000 on average to crappy data just to have access to the Internet. One minute you’ve renewed your data for about 2000 naira and the next you’re getting a notification from your service provider on low data and you’re looking at your phone like
Now this just covers your data and not your call credit and if you’re the type who loves long conversations over the phone, then that’s a different story entirely in the amount you spend on credit. However this posts focuses on the amounts we spend on data and how to curb our expenses while getting good internet service and still having access to the Internet. Okay let’s go:
- Disable WiFi Assist.
- Keep track of your data usage.
- Avoid data roaming on your phone.
- Compress your Google Chrome pages.
- Turn off 3G and 4G data on your phone.
- Ditch unnecessary apps you’re not using.
- Make use of the WiFi at work or in public places.
- Get a proper private wifi and share the costs with your friends or family.
- Disable background app refresh and so that only when connected to wifi.
- Avoid streaming at all costs. Make use of wifi if you have to and learn to save songs on your phone.
- Navigate offline. Thankfully this is possible as you don’t have to be online to get directions from Google maps.
- Remove your phone from automatically downloading videos and pictures. Also, avoid uploading pictures and videos.
So, let’s begin with these few tips and reduce the amount spent on data. See you next week Monday for more tips for different phones. Have a lovely week.