Why Your Transaction on VTpass Might Fail and What to do

While at VTpass we take every measure to ensure every transaction you carry out is successful; we are equally awake of failed transactions that can occur at times.

The majority of failed transactions are down to network issues or processing errors. In this article, we would explain why transactions on VTpass might fail and what you can do about it.

Network affecting bank payment

Payment might fail if network failure prevents your bank from confirming a transfer you initiated. Sever downtime at your bank might be responsible for this. In some cases, your bank might debit you without VTpass would receiving the payment.

The simple solution to this is to consult your bank in the event of a debit or contact VTpass support to know the status of your transaction. If your transaction hasn’t gone through, it’s best you wait a while, then try again when the network is stable.

Entering wrong card details

This is so common and perfectly understandable. Making mistakes while entering card details such as bank name, card number, CVV, etc. would prevent any transaction from going through.

Solution: simply enter your correct card details to ensure a successful transaction. Alternatively, you can activate VTpass instant wallet funding to save yourself the stress and errors of using the card every time.

Entering wrong dealer details

Similar to the reason above, entering the wrong meter number when paying electricity bills; wrong IUC or smartcard number when subscribing to your decoder, etc. would cause a transaction failure. The system would either reject the payment process, or it would stall.

In this case, the solution is to restart the payment process and enter the correct dealer details. If you have been debited upon entering a wrong dealer detail, kindly contact VTpass support to advice you on what to do.

However, we advise you to ensure the correct dealer details every time as certain payments (for example, payment made for a wrong meter number) CANNOT be refunded.

Service downtime with a service provider

No one can be blamed for this. When a service provider is experiencing downtime, payments for that particular service might fail. For example; if IKEDC is experiencing a service downtime, payments for IKEDC during the downtime would fail.

To resolve this, simply wait until the downtime passes before initiating payment for the service again.

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We are always there for you

Whatever might be the cause of a failed transaction, we are always there to resolve it for you. Simply contact VTpass support by chatting us live on the website or app, sending a mail to support@vtpass.com or calling 08138752358.

Data-Saving Settings on Popular Apps You Should Apply

We love data, don’t we? The invisible glue that connects us to the internet while draining the life out of our wallets as well. Love or hate it, data has become as important as the food we eat. That is why we must learn to manage it efficiently. Many apps we use on our devices contain data-saving settings to help you manage data. The problem is, we just don’t know where to look.

In a previous article, we covered smart ways to save big on mobile data; in this article, we have detailed out data-saving settings on popular apps that you should apply right away if you are looking to browse more data efficiently:

how to save mobile data

Facebook

Video autoplay consumes the most data on Facebook. You can turn-off autoplay by doing the following:

  1. Tap Menu (the three lines buttons) in the top right.
  2. Scroll down and tap Settings & Privacy > Settings.
  3. Scroll down and tap Media and Contacts (for iPhones users, you would select Videos and Photos before you proceed)
  4. Tap Autoplay.
  5. Select Never Autoplay Videos.

You can control how fast Facebook pictures loads by adjusting how many photos you want to see. To do this:

  1. Tap Settings & Privacy at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Edit next to Data Usage.
  4. Choose Less or Normal or More
  5. Click Save.
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Instagram

By default, Instagram preloads videos so they start faster whenever possible. To use less data on Instagram:

  1. Go to your profile and tap the Menu button (the three-line icon)
  2. Tap Settings below the Menu page.
  3. Tap Account > Cellular Data Use.
  4. Next to Use Less Data (iPhone) or Data Saver (Android), toggle on.

WhatsApp

Videos sent to you on WhatsApp can download automatically even when you don’t want to play it? To disable video autoplay on WhatsApp:

  1. Tap the three vertical dots on the top right > Settings.
  2. Now tap Chat settings > Media auto-download. (You’ll see three options: When using cellular data, When connected on Wi-Fi and When roaming)
  3. Tap each one and disable auto-downloads by unchecking all three options – Images, Audio, and Video.

For iPhone users:

  1. Open WhatsApp and tap the Settings button at the bottom-right, and tap on Data and Storage Usage.
  2. In this menu, you will see the Media Auto-Download option on the top.
  3. For Photos, Audio, Videos, and Documents, select the Never option.

Twitter

Like Facebook, Twitter also has an autoplay feature embedded in the app. You can disable this by following these steps:

  1. Go to your Twitter profile icon
  2. Click on Settings and Privacy
  3. Select Data Usage
  4. Set video autoplay to Never
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YouTube

The video king app consumes a lot more data than most apps. To limit data usage on YouTube:

  1. Tap on your profile icon on the option right corner
  2. Select Settings
  3. Click on General
  4. Turn on Limit Mobile Data Usage

Google PlayStore

Apps auto-updates over mobile data are the main data drainer when it comes to PlayStore. You can choose to auto-update only over Wi-Fi or never auto-update. To disable mobile data auto-updates, do the following:

  1. Open PlayStore
  2. Click on Menu > Settings
  3. Click on Auto-update Apps
  4. Select Auto-update Apps over Wi-Fi Only (or you can choose Do Not Auto-Update Apps)

iPhone AppStore

Similar to PlayStore, apps on iPhone would auto-update by default unless you disable this feature or set it to Wi-Fi only. To do this:

  1. Go to Settings on your iPhone
  2. Click on iTunes and App Store
  3. Turn off the apps you do not want to update
  4. Turn off auto-update over mobile data below the menu

Manage your Sync Settings

While this is not an app, it is important to know that Google on Andriod and Apple on iPhone regularly sync with your phone data such as videos and pictures automatically. This is to provide backing and retrieval of data in case you lost your device, but it equally consumes a lot of data.

To manage your sync settings on Andriod:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Click on Account Option
  3. Click on the App whose sync settings you want to adjust
  4. Turn off sync on apps you don’t need synchronizing

For iPhone users:

  1. Open iTunes
  2. Connect your device to a computer
  3. Select your connected device from the Top device button
  4. Go to Options in Summary Sections
  5. Disable Automatic sync when this iPhone is connected
  6. Close iTunes for change to take effect
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Conclusion

Hopefully, these details save you more data for efficient browsing. Don’t forget that these settings apply to all mobile networks: MTN, Airtel, 9mobile, and Glo. If you are using a Wi-Fi connection such as Smile, you might need to go through the Wi-Fi settings to see how to manage data or reach out to Smile support.

How Unlimited is Smile Unlimited data plans?

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Smile Telecoms remains one of the largest sub-1 GHz 4G LTE commercial networks in Africa, operating in the “future proof’ low band, 800 MHz band, and mid-band. The company is physical in five major African countries but operating in over 50 countries.

A lot of people know the usual Smile data packages that we have covered in a different article, but they have never experienced Smile Unlimited data plans. In this article, we would explore Smile Unlimited data packages in terms of speed, data plans and data sizes.

What does it mean to be Unlimited?

People confuse the term “Unlimited data” a lot. While certain advanced networks offer truly unlimited data, others do not. Unlimited means there is no cap on your data usage i.e. you are not buying 2GB or 200GB worth of data. You are buying uncapped internet access.

However, internet speed or Mbps (megabits per second) is what defines unlimited plans. Logically, the more you use data, the slower it would get. This is a measure to stop heavy downloaders from clogging the network. Imagine downloading 2GB worth of data per day?

With Smile Unlimited Platinum, subscribers get to enjoy speed up to 6Mbps and no throttling of data speeds. Depending on what you do with data, this package is truly unlimited. Now let’s look at the plans.

Smile Unlimited data plans

UnlimitedLite: This plan goes for N10,230 and is valid for 30 days. Now available in Asaba, Abuja, Benin, Ibadan, Lagos, Port Harcourt, Onitsha and Kaduna, this is the least of the unlimited plans. UnlimitedLite has a data speed of up to 8Mbps. That will reduce once 25GB data has been used. A customer may recharge with another unlimited plan to bring data speeds back to 8Mbps.

Unlimited Essential: With N15,350 you can get this data plan for a 30 days validity period. The plan allows you to use 50% data during the day and 50% at night. Great if you keep late-night online periods. Night usage commences from midnight to 6AM. Data speed of up to 8Mbps will reduce once 30GB data has been used, either during the day or night.

Unlimited Premium: Premium cost N20,270 for a period of 30 days. This plan has no data limits up to 3Mpbs. With the premium version, you have 4 Mbit/s until you reach 80GB of usage.

UnlimitedPlatinum: The Platinum plan was recently launched. This plan goes for N24,000 for a period of 30 days. The Unlimited Platinum ensures that customers enjoy super-fast, super reliable internet for as long as they want by offering data speed of up to 6Mbps, with no data, with no throttling of data speed.

Smile Unlimited plans are remarkable given their top speeds and coverage. To buy any of these Unlimited plans simply top-up here or log on to www.vtpass.com, a fast, convenient, and secure way to make payments online.

Now that you know everything about Smile 4G Data packages and Unlimited plans, would you like to learn about Smile Voice Calls?

SMILE Data: All subscription plans & where to subscribe.

So we are checking out Smile data today to see what data plans you might enjoy. Smile communication prides itself as one of Africa’s biggest 4G LTE mobile broadband network.

Launched in 2013 in the Tanzanian headquarters Dar es Salam, the company has since then extended its operation to over 7 regions establishing itself as West Africa’s premier 4G LTE broadband network with over 8 cities covered in Nigeria.

Smile has the objective of providing millions of Africans with access to high-quality internet at affordable prices. Smile Nigeria broadly divides its customers into corporate and personal plans.

Before we delve into the different plans, let’s see the cities that Smile covers in Nigeria. You don’t want to buy a data plan you can’t use, right? To fully enjoy Smile data service, you would need to live in any of these cities;

  1. Lagos
  2. Abuja
  3. Port Harcourt
  4. Benin City
  5. Ibadan
  6. Kaduna
  7. Onitsha
  8. Asaba

Different Smile Data Plans

Smile FlexiDaily: 1GB for N350 valid for 24 hours

If you use a lot of data daily or looking to upload/download heavy data files in one day, the FlexiDaily says hi.

Smile FlexiWeekly: 2GB for N1020 valid for 7 days

Ok, so you need up to 2GB of data but 1-3 days are not enough to use it all? Use of FlexiWeekly instead.

Smile Midnite: 3GB at N1,530 for 7 days

This plan allows you to use data from midnight until 6AM in the morning within a period of seven days.

Smile Weekend Only: 3GB at N1530 from 9PM Friday night to Sunday Midnight

If you’re online only on weekends, this data plan is designed for you. Note that it expires by Sunday midnight.

Smile VaulePlus:

This category of Smile data plan allows you to make use of 50% of your data during the day and 50% at night. Great plan if you shuffle your data between night and day. You make your choice depending on the volume of data you need at a period. The ValuePlus plans include:

Smile VaulePlus 1.5GB at N1,020 valid for 30 days

Smile ValuePlus 5GB at N3,070 valid for 30 days

Smile ValuePlus7GB at N4,090 valid for 30 days

Smile ValuePlus 11GB at N5,110 valid for 30 days

Smile ValuePlus 15GB at N6,140 valid for 30 days

Smile ValuePlus 21GB at N8,190 valid for 30 days

Smile ValuePlus 31GB at N11,260 valid for 30 days

Smile BumpaValue:

BumpaValue data group is designed for heavy data users over a medium period of time. If you want plans that go over the 30 days benchmark, try out the BumpaValue plans. The Smile BumpaValue includes:

BumpaValue 30GB at N15,350 valid for 60 days

BumpaValue 60GB at N30,700 valid for 90 days

BumpaValue 80GB at N40,950 valid for 120 days

Smile Anytime:

Another group of data plans. Smile Anytime is specifically designed for users who use fewer data over a lengthy period or as the case may be. We are talking about 12 whole months’ validity! Check out the plans:

Anytime 10GB at N8,190 valid for 12 months

Anytime 20GB for N16,380 valid for 12 months

Anytime 50GB at N36,850 valid for 12 months

Anytime 100GB at N71,650 valid for 12 months

Anytime 200GB at N138,200 valid for 12 months

There you have it! All Smile data plans in their updated year 2020 prices. All the information is verified by Smile. However, if you want to go Unlimited and wondering what Smile Unlimited plans look like, click right here.

With all these data plans and options, you can see that Smile is a fantastic service provider. Now you don’t need any hassle or stress to subscribe for any of Smile data plans. Simply visit www.vtpass.com/smile to buy right from your mobile phone.

Catch you on the fun side of life!

9Mobile Data: Everything You Need To Know & Subscription Codes

9Mobile Data: Everything You Need To Know & Subscription Codes

9mobile is a Nigerian telecommunication company that is popular among young people. The company is well known, even though it is barely 4 years old. 9mobile as a brand started as an offshoot of Middle-Eastern giants Etisalat. The company was thrust in the limelight due to the debt owed by Etisalat running into billions of dollars. The company was ultimately sold to a company called Teleogy holdings and it ushered in the dawn of 9mobile Nigeria.

Although one must note that 9mobile data plans cost significantly more than other telecommunication network providers in the country, it must also be said that 9mobile is also more significantly better in service provision. The name 9mobile is derived from the brand built by Etisalat known as 0809ja for life because of Etisalat mobile numbers that start with 0809. The brand also changed its colour to represent vibrancy, dynamism and life.

Now let’s take a look at the different data plans:

9mobile Data: Daily Plans

50 Naira for 25MB *229*3*8#

100 Naira for 100MB *229*3*1#

200Naira for 650MB  *229*3*2#

9mobile Data: Night/Weekend Plans

200 Naira for 1GB (12am-5am)  *229*3*11#

1,000 Naira for 2GB (7pm-7am daily & Weekend only)  *229*3*12#

2,000 Naira for 5GB (7pm-7am &Weekend only) *229*3*13

Weekly Plans

200 Naira for 150MB *229*2*10#

Monthly Plans

1,000 Naira for 1.5GB  *544*1*3#

2,000 Naira for 3.5GB *544*2*3#

3,500 Naira for 6.5GB *544*3*3#

8,000 Naira for 16GB *544*4*1#

10,000 Naira for 22GB *555*2#

18,000 Naira for 42GB *544*4*3#

You can buy all these data plans and more easily, by clicking this page: http://vtpass.com/9mobile-data on any device.

Please note that when you buy data with VTpass, our services are delivered promptly and quickly to you.

More than that, you will receive a bonus from 9mobile when you buy data using our services.

To find out how you can share data between yourself and your family & friends, kindly visit this page here.

You can also learn how to subscribe for Airtel Data plans by going here.

5 Ways Highly Successful People Start The Week


How do you plan to start your week off?

While Monday may not be everyone’s favorite day, with the struggle to get out of bed, get to classes/offices and to make it throughout the day, it is often the best day to strategically plan for the new week.

Mondays don’t always have to be dreaded instead, you can try one or a few of the tips listed below to help start your week off on a positive note.

  1. Pick A Positive Note For The Week

Select a positive affirmation that will help you with any challenges you may face this week. Set it as your lock screen on your phone so you will see it repeatedly throughout the week or write it down and hang it somewhere like on your refrigerator.

2. Plan Your Week Out 

Although planning may sound like a lot of work, try to think about all the exciting and enjoyable things you have coming up this week and list them.

Remember to focus on the chores and work-related activities while also highlighting the other exciting events you are looking forward, this way, you are not just focused on the not-so-fun things you have going on this week

3. Eat A Nice/Healthy Breakfast

Medical practitioners have always advised on the importance of having breakfast.

It does not have to be something super complicated and take forever to make. You also do not have to make some fancy spread for the whole neighborhood but try to make yourself something a little extra special to kick off your week.

4. Set A Goal For The New Week

A new week is another opportunity for you to re-strategize and set new goals.

Don’t go too crazy and set a goal that is unattainable. Pick something that still presents you with a challenge, but won’t overwhelm you or is too big. It is advisable to choose something that you want to improve on in a short-term.

5. Create A ‘Monday’ Music Playlist

This may sound unnecessary, but listening to the right songs have the power to completely change your mood. Take some time to create the perfect playlist for that will make you want to jump out of bed in the morning.

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Post Events For Free On VTpass

Post your events for free on VTpass

Did you know that there is no such thing as too much event publicity?

If you already know this, then you would agree that it is best to seize every opportunity to publicize your event.

Now with VTpass, you can easily post your event and sell tickets to your shows, training, conference,etc. Also gain and invite more audience to your events when you post it on VTpass.

Simplify Your Planning With VTpass

Let’s help you sell your event tickets with a simple set-up process. Also, track ticket sales in real time from any device with 24/7 access to reports.

Grow Your Event Reach.

Drive additional sales through VTpass with over 500,000 daily website visitors and grow your brand presence.

We’ll also promote your event through our social media platforms.

How To Get Started;

Visit www.vtpass.com to register

Click on post your event to enter event details

Submit and relax while we help you sell your event tickets

Note that you can post both free and paid events.

Other VTpass Services;

You can also carry out other transactions on the VTpass platform to include;

  1. Purchase Airtime

2. Make payment for Data plan (Internet subscription)

3. Cable TV subscription payment – DSTV, GOTV, Startimes and other digital TV Services

4. Electricity Bills payment for both Prepaid and Postpaid meters.

5. Purchase WAEC result checker pins.

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5 Relaxing Ways To Spend Your Weekends

Most people say their favorite days of the week are the weekend, but surprisingly, they spend it engaging in cliche activities.

We have, however, compiled a list of amazing yet productive ways to spend your weekends without breaking the bank.

Spend time with family and friends

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There is no perfect time to spend with friends and family other than the weekends.

So why not take this weekend, sit at home, enjoy the games or catch up on your favorite Tv shows.

To activate your cable network,  simply visit Vtpass.com to make your subscription for either your Dstv, Gotv or Startimes today.

Take a nap

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If you had a stressful week and only got little sleep, then you can take that short power nap you have been longing this weekend.

Short power naps are said to leave you feeling refreshed, energized and focused for the work to come on Monday.

Unplug

We are grateful for technology but understanding how to place the work-life balance is key to healthy living.

Experts have revealed that the secret to being super focused on Mondays is to stay off work-related activities during the weekends and spend it hiking and focusing on reflection, feedback, and strategy.

So this weekend try as much as possible to avoid work in all you do. Also visit Vtpass.com today to make your internet data subscription to catch up on the latest released music/movies by download.

Cultivate a hobby

Are you feeling really excited and energetic about this weekend?

Why not engage in extracurricular activity or improve your talent/skills. Activities like sports, taking piano lessons or dance classes, pursuing photography lessons and someday you’ll be grateful you did.

Volunteer

It is said that helping those in need helps you keep things in perspective.

Why not take the weekend to signup with any NGO/ volunteering agency close to you.

You can also purchase internet data through VTpass.com to search for NGO’s close to you today.

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World Cancer Day: Tips To Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

Tips To Reduce Your Risk of Cancer
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Dedicated to empowering everyone across the world to show support and raise a collective voice, 4 February has been declared as World Cancer Day.

While the term cancer prevention is still evolving with so many contradicting reports, it is widely accepted that the chances of developing cancer are affected by the life choices you make.

If you wish to reduce/prevent the risk of cancer, here are a few tips compiled from various sources including the Mayo Clinic Staff;

1. Stay away from tobacco

  Smokers are liable to die young

Tips To Reduce Your Risk of Cancer: Tobacco image

Smoking is often listed as a major cause of different types of cancer including cancer of the lung, mouth, throat, larynx, pancreas, bladder, cervix and kidney.

Smoking and chewing of tobacco have been linked to cancer of the oral cavity and pancreas. For non-smokers, exposure to secondhand smoke could increase one’s risk of lung cancer.

2. Stick to a healthy diet

Although eating healthy may not guarantee cancer prevention, check these guidelines to reduce your risk.

  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.
  • Eat lighter and avoid obesity.
  • Take alcohol only in moderation if you must.
  • Limit processed meats; according to the cancer agency of the World Health Organization, eating large amounts of processed meat can slightly increase the risk of certain types of cancer.

3. Get vaccinated

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Get vaccinated against viral infections

Cancer prevention includes protection from certain viral infections including;

  • Hepatitis B.
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV).

4. Get regular medical care

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Get regular medical care

Engaging in regular self-exams and screenings for cancers such as cancer of the skin, colon, cervix, and breast can help with discovering cancer early when treatment is most likely to be successful.

Ask your doctor about the best screening schedule for you.

5. Stay physically active and maintain a healthy weight

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Engage in sports and exercise to control your body weight.

Cancer of the breast, prostate, lung, colon, and kidney can be avoided by maintaining a healthy weight.

For control of your body weight, engage in physical activities and exercises.

6. Protect yourself from the sun

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One of the most common and preventable kind of cancer is the Skin cancer.

Try these tips:

  • Avoid midday sun.
  • Stay in the shade.
  • Cover as much of your skin as possible or opt for bright or dark colors
  • Apply sunscreen often and generously
  • Avoid tanning beds and sunlamps

7. Avoid risky behaviors

It is advisable to avoid risky behaviors that can lead to infections which might increase the risk of cancer.

For example:

  • Practice safe sex.
  • Don’t share needles.

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