6 Ways to Save BIG on Your Mobile Data

You know that odd feeling you get when you’re two weeks into your one-month mobile data plan and your network provider sends you that heart-breaking message; “Dear Customer…”? Ahhh!

That thing dey pain eh! You start wondering how the data finished so fast, what you did with it and why it just can’t last for 30 days as provided by your network. I know how that feels, we’ve all been there.

In this age of increased internet activities, video streaming, social networking, pop-up ads, music streaming, and tons of data-hungry apps fighting for attention on our mobile phones, data has become a vital commodity and should be managed like scare goods. If not, you might find your data bills punching huge holes in your pocket every month.

So here are 6 overall ways you can save big on monthly mobile data. Be sure to see detailed data-saving settings on popular apps you should apply:

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1. Delete Data-hungry Apps you don’t Need

When you go through some people’s phones, you would start wondering whether they are selling apps. Most apps update themselves or run in the background using data. Others are notification-enabled and would send you notifications every now and then. Learn to keep only apps that you NEED. If you don’t use an app for months, what is it doing on your phone?

2. Monitor your data usage

Most smartphones are contain data usage monitor and settings so that you can monitor and limit the amount of data you use over a period of time. Been aware of the activities or applications that drain your mobile data is the first step to learning how to save mobile data. Once you know your enemy apps, easily set up data limits and alerts to tell when you exceed data limits in Settings menu.

3. Restrict Apps from running in background

You see all those apps you use daily but consumes data even when you are not using them, their medicine is to simply disable them from running in the background through Settings. However, these background feature allows apps to update themselves and complete tasks even when you move to another app. So be sure to know if you need an app to run in the background before you disable this feature. Stopping apps from running in the background helps reduce data consumption and also preserves your device’s battery life.

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4. Curtail online video streaming

Perhaps this one should have come first. We simply love those funny videos, highlights and other video content that consume most of your mobile data. Excessive streaming of videos, music, high quality images or GIF files, are data pits. You need to entertain yourself responsibly to save data. If you can’t avoid the entertainment your smartphone brings, you can set the image quality or resolutions at lower rates in your Settings menu.

5. Use Wi-Fi Only for Updates or Downloading Heavy Files

A big way to save mobile data is by setting your smartphone to auto-updates only when on Wi-Fi connection. We know we haven’t gotten to the stage of unlimited Wi-Fi connection in Nigeria yet, still there are certain locations you can count on for free Wi-Fi. This way, you get to save some significant volume of the data that goes into oblivion from auto-updates. Furthermore, you can set downloads of heavy contents such as videos, high-resolution images and music files on Wi-Fi Only too.

6. Caching and preload data

Caching enables you enjoy preloaded content at any time, without using further mobile data. A cache is a hardware or software component that stores data so future requests for that data can be served faster. The data stored in a cache might be the result of an earlier computation or the duplicate of data stored elsewhere. Certain apps allow you to store data temporarily so you can cache as much content as possible. You don’t need further data to access cached data while they are available.

Hopefully, this changes someone’s data story. You shouldn’t miss data-saving settings on popular apps you should apply now.

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MTN DAILY DATA PLANS: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

MTN DAILY DATA PLANS: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

MTN otherwise known as Mobile Telecommunications Network company is a South African multination giant in the telecommunication industry.

With a presence in more than 20 countries worldwide, MTN is the largest telecommunications company in Africa and the 8th largest in the world.

MTN is a very popular telecommunications service provider in Nigeria with the West African nation single-handedly accounting for over a third of the company’s revenue.

The company penetrated the Nigerian market in the early 2000s with its targeting of Nigeria’s young populace. Introducing free night calls, affordable data plans and more important, cheap mobile phone SIM cards. Today more and more Nigerians are using MTN for data services which brings us to the main gist of today.

MTN daily plans and everything you should know about them.

MTN DAILY DATA PLANS: IS IT ANY DIFFERENT?

The number one complaint on the lips of most Nigerians in recent times has been the high cost of data. It is not a hidden secret that most telecommunications network providers are ripping customers off with data rates as high as 3 Naira per megabyte and even then service providers do not provide full value for service!

To answer the question posed by this subtopic, unfortunately, MTN is not better than other network service providers when it comes to data tariff rates, but at least you can bank on the availability of service.

MTN DAILY DATA PLANS: WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS?

You have 7 options when it comes to MTN daily data plans. With this variety to choose from, you have to choose a plan that will suit your needs. For example, if you know you are going to spend the day on Instagram, it might be more advisable for you to go for an “Instabinge” plan than say, go for the 75MB plan. Now let’s take a cursory look at the different plans:

  1. MTN 25MB daily plan: The 25MB plan will cost you 50 Naira. It is expensive like most data plans in Nigeria but can be helpful when you want to quickly check something online. Just make sure that it is not on Instagram!
  2. MTN 75MB daily Plan: This plan will cost you 100 Naira. It is still expensive but more reasonably priced than its previous counterpart. Do you need to do a quick research on your mobile phone and you don’t have money for a monthly plan? This is the perfect plan for you.
  3. MTN 250MB Instabinge plan: Heads up! This plan can only be used for surfing Instagram. If you want to spend some time on Instagram only and have limited budget, then this plan is for you! It costs only 100 Naira, but remember, you can only use it for Instagram.
  4. MTN 1GB daily Instabinge plan: This plan will cost 200 Naira and can only be used for Instagram like the previous plan that we discussed.
  5. MTN 250MB Nightlife plan: Like every other network service provider in Nigeria, MTN also has a night browsing plan. For this specific plan, MTN offers you 250MB for just 25Naira! It is one of their most generous plans and should be taken advantage of by freelancers and researchers alike. You can however only subscribe for one nightlife plan per day so don’t get any funny ideas. Okay?
  6. MTN 500MB Nightlife plan: Like its predecessor, this plan is made for nightwalkers. You can get 500MB for 50 Naira. Cheap right? We think so too!
  7. MTN 25 Naira WhatsApp daily plan: For people that are not interested in browsing other websites but just want a simple plan that can allow them chat on WhatsApp, this plan is for you. Make calls at your own risk though!

You can subscribe for ALL MTN data plans on VTpass by visitng this page: http://www.vtpass.com/mtn-data