Telecommunications company MTN recently surprised its customers with a new social bundle dubbed ‘SWIFT’ which on top of WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook that were available on the WTF bundle, now offers access to Snapchat and Instagram.
With these new provisions, MTN consulted experts and phone users from different networking spheres to solve and stop complaints from customers about depletion of data bundles.
The vast majority of users’ feedback indicates that people need to know that many smart phones these days are made specifically to accommodate heavy usage.
Other phones are also made to comply with the latest generation networks such as LTE/4G which is part of the MTN network systems.
All these make downloads possible at high speeds which results to heavy data consumption.
Remember that the faster the speed, the more data bundles are utilised.
So below are some tips to ensure your data doesn’t get depleted.
When connected to the internet, make sure that you restrict background apps as they may be ‘chewing’ your bundles.
Disabling auto-downloads especially for apps like Whatsapps, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter is also important.
Disable auto-downloads for updates helps with slowing down data consumption. You can instead update them more cost effectively using Wi-Fi.
When browsing Facebook and Instagram, be sure to note viewing of videos and high resolution images takes more data than just plain text.
If you are unsure of the size of files you are sharing (like photos and videos) don’t send them using data. Instead wait for a Wi-Fi connection as sending videos and pictures consumes data bundles.
When you are on Facebook, switch off ‘auto play’ so you get to choose the videos you want to watch and therefore save more data.
Delete unused apps since they may be running despite you not using them.