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How to save data in windows 10?

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It is now confirmed that the most data consuming operating system by Microsoft is widows 10. The OS is built to have full features enjoyed online. Running windows apps and desktop application simultaneously is one of the reason of the high data consumption.
In this tip you will be exposed to the means you can save your data in windows 10 and the application you will need to check mate high internet data consumption. 

Reasons for high internet data consumption in windows 10

BITS: This is an acronym for Background Intelligence Transfer Service. BITS is a windows service that Transfers files in the background using idle network bandwidth. But actually is does not use an idle bandwidth, it uses all your internet bandwidth and leave you frustrated with any application that requires internet you are running. For instance, you have BITS running and you are working with your browser, you will notice the lag in interne while browsing. This is because BITS is consuming all your internet bandwidth and also your DATA.
If BITS service is disabled, then any applications that depend on BITS, such as Windows Update or MSN Explorer, will be unable to automatically download programs and other information therefore saving you internet bandwidth and data.

Windows Update: Windows update in windows 10 is not like a switch button in other lower OS. In windows 7 you just turn off windows update from the control panel settings. But in windows 10 you do not get that feature and this makes update compulsory. To save yourself some data and disable windows update in windows 10 you have to go through windows services. 
Application Background update: This is a case in every device and every OS, ranging from smartphones to smartwatches and PCs. Most application are built to have an update run in the background immediately a host device connects to the internet. Suspect applications are anti-viruses.
Virus/Malware: Every virus or malware may need a backup each time in order to remain strong in the host, hence the need to get more of its black codes from its source or origin. In the process of doing this, it consumes useful amount of internet data and bandwidth as well. Malicious application goes further to install unwanted apps that may be very harmful, or even run ads, I have been a victim. Wannacry is an example.

How to stop high data consumption in windows 10:

Disable BITS
How to disable BITS
Open up control panel
Change view to Large Icons if it is not in large icons
Click on Administrative tools
Double click on services
Find BITS
Double click on BITS
Use the drop down menu and change from automatic to disabled
Click apply and Ok.

Shortcut
You can access windows services by Holding down windows key and press R = Windows key + R. This will launch RUN, Type Service.msc to open Services.

Disable window update if necessary:
How to disable windows update in windows 10?
Open up control panel
Change view to Large Icons if it is not in large icons
Click on Administrative tools
Double click on services
Find windows update
Double click on windows update
Use the drop down menu to change from automatic to disabled.
Click on Okay and Apply.

Set WLAN to metered connection:
Using a Wi-Fi hosted network/Hotspot without setting the connection to be a metered network will give Windows 10 the ability to download anything, I mean anything over that network.
How to set WLAN to metered connection
Go to settings
Go to Network and internet
Go to the Advanced options when you must have connected to the Hotspot
Turn on metered connection


Install Glasswire: Download here
Glasswire is an application which can be used to monitor 
network traffic, data usage by every application also internet bandwidth and how applications share it(bandwidth). Glasswire brings all these feature in a nice UI and enables to block any unwanted application that consumes much of internet resources by Firewall.
How to use Glasswire:
Download glasswire here
Install it by double clicking on the downloaded file
Follow on-screen instructions to install completely
Launch glasswire move over to the Firewall on the top column to see all applications using the internet, the block any application you want to restrict its access to the internet.

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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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