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Proven Tips To Limit Your Mobile Data Usage



Do you know that, via study/research an average earner spent 10% of his income on mobile data monthly.? Through observations, I have seen and heard people(bloggers) who spend close to 8k per month on data. But, you shouldn’t burn your data anyhow IF you are not yet as big a blogger as the likes of Linda, Laila, Naijaloaded and co.

As a consumer of internet works, you might have been wondering why your data finishes faster than you thought. In this article, I will show you how you can limit your data usage as a blogger and as a non-blogger. Take a sip and relax!

If you’re not subscribed to an unlimited mobile data contract, or aren’t always in range of a Wi-Fi connection, it’s easy to go over your monthly mobile data allowance and incur huge phone bills.

Let’s get started!

1). Get a reliable/good network operator

This step follows after you might have gotten a mobile, tablet device you will be using to surf the internet. Presently in Nigeria, we have 4 trending network operators (MTN, Airtel, Glo & 9mobile). Get the one that works best in your area. MTN is everywhere you go. You can hardly see a place without the network. I prefer MTN and Airtel in terms of connection.

2). Budget and stick to it

In budgeting you have to look at what comes into your pocket monthly and then find out on subscription plans of these networks. (There are plans as low as N500 for each network which can last you a long time). a) As a blogger, let the amount you make monthly determine how you will decide to burn your data. Glo and 9mobile offer the highest bonus on data you can opt in for them IF the network works fine in your area. One problem I face using Glo data is that am unable to view whatever changes I make on a blogger/blogspot account. I don’t know if its general. Spending as low as 2-3k monthly is not bad. You can reach out to a data reseller that sells as low as N600 for 1GB. Remember, you are blogging because you love it and to make some cash. Don’t insanely burn your data!

b). As a student, let your pocket money determine the amount you will be spending on data monthly. And then make good use of the data for finding information online and even for discussion with colleagues. You can even have a subscription as low as N200 for social networks. (As a student, you can even get free subscription monthly by doing a simple task. Contact me for details).

Set the limit of data you will be using monthly in the setting section of your device.

3). Take care of your device settings

If you take note on how your mobile phone runs, you will see that some processes and apps such as gmail, yahoomail, games and so on are running in the background. These are the apps burning your data. Many apps are running in the background and using that data connection – email is a great example, as it could be checking back with its servers every few minutes for new messages. App updates can also use a lot of data, but Google Play lets you ensure these occur over Wi-Fi only.

Google recently released an app (Datally) that can help reduce your data consumption. When the app is installed and activated, it stops all background processes. You can find it in playstore.

You can also set your monthly data limit. When you are about to reach the limit, it will give a warning.

You don’t need to make everything pop up. The more it pops the faster your data goes.

Most importantly, make sure your WiFi connection is secure such that no one can use it without your consent.

4). Use lite versions of your apps

Some social networks have lite versions of their app. It will be advisable to use the lite versions. Twitter, Facebook and Google+ have lite versions which consume less data.

As a blogger, you can make use of your WordPress, Blogspot, wix or weebly apps. Am familiar with WordPress and blogspot. You can actually use WordPress app to write your articles offline and then publish when online. But isn’t feasible on Blogspot. Apps consume less data compared to browsers.

5). Manage Apps Updates

When using Google play store, make sure your updates are not set to automatic updates. If you do set them to automatic, you endanger your data’s life. Let the playstore asks for updates before you do. And update app that are very important to you. Which leads us to, uninstallation of dormant/useless apps.

You will notice that some apps don’t do anything on your phone. Apart from eating up spaces on your phone, it poses risk to your data life. You don’t need thousands of apps. Get rid of apps you don’t need!

Finally, when using Flashshare or Xender, make sure your data is switched off. If you don’t, it will serve as WiFi connection to the other person. And if the person has set his/her playstore to update via WiFi connection, your data is gone before you know it.

In summary, to extend your data life, have a reliable network operator, set budget for yourself and stick to it, set up your mobile background processes, Use lite versions of apps and get rid of dormant ones and manage app updates.

How have you been managing your data? Share your ideas with me in the comment box.


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Hi, I am Obembe, Sunday Dapo (SirPhren). I am the founder of this EMPIRE. I am a Registered Nurse, a Blogger and a Motivational Writer. I love sharing my knowledge with others. Am also an author on General Health Info and Health Info Corner. "Look within, the secret is inside you." To get through to me or HIRE me, am an email/ WhatsApp away. Am happy to have you around! Let's rock it together!

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What Makes The GREAT Great?



Yeah, what makes the great great? You have seen their glories and you should read their stories. What makes the great great is a book written by Dennis P. Kimbro, Ph.D. I didn’t know about the book till I got to a bookshop In Lagos. Then I went in search of the 50th law of power by Robert Greene and 50cent. I couldn’t lay my hands on it and I asked the book seller to give me any nice book and he did give me What Makes The Great Great. I was glad he did.

“If you want to be great and successful, you must walk hand-in-hand with great and successful people.” Nido Qubein

The book tells of the stories of great men and women, how they were able able to stand out among the crowd and made names for themselves. The author introduces inspiring people who have achieved greatness in their own unique ways, then highlights the qualities each of us must develop before we reach our full potential.

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We all have seeds of greatness in us, what makes the great great provides the tools to discover and nourish those seeds.

Dennis P. Kimbro asked some great men and women the question, What makes the great great? See some of their responses below:

When Bill Pinkney [the first African-American to sail solo around the world and the forty-first man to do so] was asked what makes the great great, his response was; “Don’t wait! Now is the time to fulfil your destiny. We must act with courage; look forward with hope; and view life through a lens that defines what can be done rather than what cannot be done. If you are willing to work and never, never quit, you can make your dream come true.” What does this message mean to you?

Percy Sutton said, “If you have but one wish let it be for an idea.”

Robert E. Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television said, “Life is a grindstone, But whether it grinds you down or polishes you up depends upon what you are made of. And Rev Jesse Jackson added, “You may not be responsible for being knocked down, but you are certainly responsible for getting back up.”

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Henry Park of Park Sausage said, “In one hand I have a dream and in the other I have an obstacle. Tell me, which one grabs your attention?”

When Reverend Ike was asked what makes the great great, he said, “Do what I have done. “Open up a can! The world belongs to those who say I can.”

Mae Jemison, America’s first black female astronaut, when was asked what makes the great great said, “Greatness can be captured in a lifestyle. Life is God’s gift to you, style is what you make of it.”

Quincy Jones said, “Greatness occurs when your children loves you, when your critics respects you, and when you have peace of mind.”

Cornel West, an author and a professor said, “If you want to be great, you must serve willingly and love greatly.”

Oseola McCarty said, “Do as much as you can for as many as you can.”

And according to my observation, the greats are the people who understands what it means to simplify. They are the people who face one thing, face one passion and give in their best and do not believe in being jack of all trades. They are the people with determination and unshaken focus to do what they put before them. They are the people who have desires that burn. They are the people who say I will do this and never give up until they do. – SirPhren

Do you want to be great in that field you have chosen? Now you have just read about the opinions of some of the great men and women who have lived before us. Some of what they said is still valid and it will be nice to practice them.

There is only one thing that can stop you from being great. Do you want to know? Only you can stop you.

Robert Browning said, “When a man’s fight begins within himself, he is worth something.” And Bhagavad-Gita concluded, “A man’s own self is his friend, a man’s own self is his foe.”

If you really want to get your life together, this is one of the books you should probably read.

Which of these answers to what makes the Great great your favorite? Do you also know of other qualities of the Greats? Do share with me in the comment below.

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