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How to Cut Data Usage By 50% On Smart-phone

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So you realized that your monthly data subscription is gutted up in a week or two and you are not the Internet data hog like me that downloads Gigs everyday.


You want save your data but still no way. Well there is one simple thing to do but it comes with a negligible consequence. And that is Restricting Background Data
New app updates come out and a change is made in UI (user interface) but what about app features. Some appa are designed to be naturally Internet data thirsty in order to run certain features. Take for example Photo editing apps that download filters auto once it detects internet connections. ( i won’t mention any app name but they exist.

At the same time background data services helps us get all those buggy notification from social apps. That moment you turn on data or connect to a WiFi , then you see 999+ messages from you chat app
So if you want to save data by 50% do the following 

  • Go to Setting on your phone
  • Go to Data Usage, On the menu option,
  • Choose Restrict Background Data.



You have a choice of selecting an application that consumes too much data and restrcict background data for that application only.

here is your disadvantage, you cannot run any background service that uses data, services such as background download and upload.

But you get to slash data consumption by 50%.


Another means is to monitor data consumption and limit any high data consuming app

You can also monitor you data usage by getting an Internet data monitor app get glasswire app here( not a promotion)

you can also set your data limit monthly, but it may not help save you data as you may want to use more that you have set for use

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TStv to Encrypt it’s Channels, roll out 62 Premium Entertainment Channels

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TStv has announced that all of it’s Television channels will be encrypted. This means that the channels on TSTV will no longer be Free-to-air (FTA). The service provider also announced that it will include 62 premium Entertainment channels in it’s collection.

TStv channels will be encrypted starting from 11:50 on November 27th. Also, the premium entertainment channels will be included to the service on 28th November. Prior to the update, viewers will have to pick up a TStv Jolly Decoder at a dealer outlet.

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Owners of the Sassy Decoder are advised to visit any nearest dealer to get the decoder fully activated.

TStv currently has over 50 plus channels which in addy is the 16 premium entertainment channels coming soon.

TStv Africa is a owned Nigerian innovative Pay TV Operator that offer Pay As You View (PAYV) subscription, pause subscription, complimentary internet service and video call.

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TStv sometime went out of the market due to the challenges the company faced even to the “Satellite Providers”. The good news is that they began full operation on 20th August after NigComSat offered them 5 units of 35.5MHz transponders through a collaboration with Intertel, Federal Ministry of Communications and Nigcomsat.

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MTN APN Configuration That Works – Mobile and Modem

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MTN APN is what is required to enable internet connection on your phone. APN is an acronym for Access Point Name. Access Point Name is typically the name of the gateway connecting your internet enabled device to the web through an internet service provider, such as MTN.

Most often we run into the problem of missing APN configuration and can’t surf the web with our phone or modem. If you have your APN configured before now and you still cannot browse, make the listed below are in order.

  • Data subscription balance
  • Data monitor app threshold
  • Other phones of same network can browse. Your inability to browse could be a general problem from the service provider at the moment.
  • Network signal reception

In Nigeria you can fall into the hands of the wrong people, who will charge you high amount of money in the name of configuring your phone for browsing.

To get the configuration pushed automatically to your phone by MTN.

Send as a text message “Settings” to 3888. Without quotes.

If the above method fails to get you APN configuration, you can fall back to configuring it yourself which always works.

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For Mobile phones, navigate to “mobile network” in settings through more connections option, and you should see APN configuration option there.

Note: If your device works just fine, you are advised not to go further. But if for a reason you deleted the pre-installed APN configuration and you want to get it back. You’re welcome. The configurations work for 2G, 3G and 4G network type.

MTN APN

MTN APN

MTN APN settings for smartphones (iOS and Android)

Account Name MTN NG
Access point name (APN) web.gprs.mtnnigeria.net
Proxy Leave it empty
Port "
Username "
Password "
Server "
MMSC "
MMS port "
MCC "
MNC "
Authentication type None
APN type default,supl
APN protocol IPv4
APN roaming protocol IPv4
Bearer Unspecified
MVNO type None
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Note: For MTN 4G MiFi modems, the above configuration works for such devices.

 

MTN APN settings for modems (U.S.B stick modems)

Account Name MTN NG
Access point name (APN) web.gprs.mtnnigeria.net
Proxy 10.199.212.2
Port 9201
Username web
Password web

Access Point Name is unique to every service provider and can come pre-configured in SIM cards. When you slot in a new SIM card into a phone, it goes through it’s initiation to the service provider’s system. The service provider can then push necessary configurations to the device. Devices with MTN SIM card making an internet connection must be configured with an APN to present to MTN.

MTN will then examine this APN to determine what type of connection should be created, for example: which IP addresses should be assigned to the wireless device, which security methods should be used, etc. All of which is done in a second by a programmed system.

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#ReallyFreeData, Airtel is dashing free data weekly on Recharge Plus

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Airtel NG is currently giving out free 250mb data to its subscribers so long as you keep recharging your line. The good news is that you get 250Mb every week, once you meet your recharging target. All Airtel users are qualified for this promo and it gets even better because you can use the data to access any website and content.

 

You can do the recharging through your bank and still get the reward. In total you enjoy 1GB monthly for simply topping up your airtime. You can use the airtime for regular uses, such as making calls and sending text, even subscribing to a regular data plan.

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Speaking of the requirements to enjoy this offer, Airtel NG says you have to recharge your line consistently. Consistently in order to meet your weekly target.

How it Works:

  • To get started, you have to first recharge your Airtel line.
  • Check your weekly target by dialing *479# or check your recharge notifications.
  • Recharge to hit your target
  • Get rewarded with 250MB free.
  • Dial *123# or *140#. to check balance
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Hard to say:

The free data bonus is valid till Sunday 23.59pm every week. You don’t get the reward twice a week, so no need beating the target twice. Airtel didn’t say how long the offer lasts, but it looks like one that its not going over yet. You can’t roll over any unused data. That is to say, once it expires, it’s gone, no renewals.

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