In Summary
  • Rebecca Atuhairwe gives some simple tricks that will save you from unexplained data consumption.

The Internet is no longer merely a service but has become an essential global lifestyle.
For many Internet users, the priority for choosing a service provider is speed. This explains why various organisations and individuals are embracing the 4G Internet connection. As with anything new, understanding how it works is necessary if you want to enjoy the maximum benefits that it comes with.
A 4G connection will get you those great speeds you desire but might cost you a lot if not used efficiently. Therefore, Vodafone is here to avail you with simple data tricks that will save you from unexplained data consumption.

Data usage
It is on a few occasions that you sit back and think about how you can manage your data usage. You may not believe it, but the biggest consumer of your data is an unknown hacker near you. It is therefore important that you secure your Wi-Fi network and device with an often-changed password to prevent unauthorised connections.
That is not all. You also need to switch off your MiFi when you’re not using the Internet. This is because even when you are not actively online, your data will continue running as long as there is a connection. This goes hand in hand with restricting background applications. Therefore, switching to manual application updates from automatic is advisable. This is because automatic updates entail revamping various applications at the same time.
Do you ever look at someone’s device and wonder why they have so many applications, yet they don’t use most of them? Well, these also use up your data. Deleting dormant applications from your device saves a lot of data that is lost to unnecessary updates.

Track usage
Another trick to managing your data is tracking your usage. At Vodafone, we believe in simplifying our customers’ user experience. This is why we developed the “MyVodafoneApp” which enables customers to track their data usage, buy data and load airtime. You can also visit our website and search for the data calculator. With this feature, you can estimate how much data you will consume depending on your usage.
The tips of managing and tracking your data usage are endless but simple to use. Taking them on will keep you away from frustration caused by unexplained fast data depletion.

Rebecca Atuhairwe is the head of customer service at Vodafone.