Follow our tips to avoid bill shock

Follow our tips to avoid bill shock

A 500MB UK data bundle used to be more than enough for a month’s usage, but many users now regularly exceed this allowance. Roaming data is a particular problem as users forget to change their habits when abroad where the cost per MB is significantly higher than at home.

Whether you are at home or abroad it’s very easy to generate bills amounting to thousands of pounds.

 

How to manage your data usage
  • Use free Wi-Fi services whenever possible
  • Download a Data Counter to monitor your usage
  • Don’t stream video or audio for long periods on GSM. Use free Wi-Fi instead.
  • Some applications use data in the background without your knowledge. Log out when not in use, use an App killer / Data Toggle applications or check your device settings and turn off automatic background updates
  • Try not to use the device abroad for non-essential applications. For example, when checking email don’t download the attachments unless necessaryand always try and use free Wi-Fi services and check your device is connected to the Wi-Fi before you proceed
  • Using your device as a tethered modem to connect to your company network over a VPN will potentially use a lot of data with hardly any compression
  • Most smartphones (excluding BlackBerry) do not compress mobile data. A 100MB download can sometimes be more than 100MB.

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