Nowadays mobiles are not just mediums for communication but also a form of entertainment. At Our Telekom, we want customers to have full control on what form of information they consume and how they can manage their devices, Topups and internet usage.
Our Telekom offers different text subscription services ranging from Food Recipes to Health Tips to Daily Inspirational Bible verses. Our SMS services have daily costs and billed when airtime Topup is available. As a result customers who subscribe to VAS would experience daily deductions and also after Topups. However, this services does not require full commitments and now customers can activate/deactivate from Our Telekom VAS anytime.
Click on this link for all listing of Our Telekom VAS, daily service costs and how to activate/deactivate your number. Also you can call us on 21164 or send us a message on Facebook if you are experiencing credit deduction and need help with ending your VAS subscriptions.
When internet data reaches 0.1mb, phones will automatically uses normal credits (airtime topups) if customer internet data remains on. Even when no applications is manually opened, mobile phone apps (provided by third parties and not Our Telekom) have been designed to constantly communicate with their servers through the internet. In your mobile devices (or PC) you can personally manage your "data limit" Find out more about mobile device you use can easily manage their personal data usage by educating themselves about the devices they use either on google or for more interactive videos on YouTube.
See next article below "#2. How to manage your internet data like a pro!" for more tech tips.
The second most common way credits are used up is when customers subscribed to Our Telekom’s different RedHot Mobile Plans; Voice, Text, data, bundles plans, RedHot Specials and Mobile TV Streaming. These are one off payments or deductions to airtime topups but here your credits are converted to bigger data capacity, voice minutes and more texts.
By following these tips you will have full control and personally manage your airtime topups.
Apps Background Access
Your mobile can use your data and access the Internet without you doing anything. Most Apps on your mobile, including Google service apps and even the mobile operating system app ‘talk’ regularly to their online servers without you starting or opening any app. Best way is to turn your App’s background data access. If you are on an Android smartphone, go to ‘Settings’ > ‘Connections’ > ‘Data Usage’, ‘Mobile data usage’. You will be presented with your data usage statistics. Go ahead and click on one of the Apps listed. You will be presented with a detailed breakdown of your total data usage. The foreground statistics is data usage that you initiated by opening App etc. The ‘Background’ usage statistics is data usage that the App itself initiated without your knowledge. You can turn this function off.
Turn Off Automatic Downloads
Your data may also be used for automatic downloads or for services like iBooks and Safari’s reading list. On an iOS device, you can turn this off with Settings > iTunes & App Store > Use Cellular Data for automatic downloads, Settings > Safari > Use Cellular Data for Safari’s reading list, and Settings > iBooks > Use Cellular Data for iBooks.
For android devices go to Settings > Connections > Data Usage.
Turn Off Wi-Fi Assist
Consider turning off your Wi-Fi assist whenever you aren’t using your phone. Wi-Fi Assist automatically uses cellular data when the Wi-Fi connectivity is poor, which could be using up your data when you aren’t expecting it.
Adjust Your App Settings
If you frequent social media apps, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, consider adjusting the settings on these apps. For instance, on all three social media apps, you can set it to auto-play videos only when you’re connected to Wi-Fi (or not at all). Usually, these apps are set to auto-play videos using both Wi-Fi and data, which can use up your data to download the video, even if you weren’t planning on playing it. On each of your social media pages, visit Settings to make the adjustments.
Turn Off Background App Refresh
Your apps are automatically refreshing their content in the background. By turning off the refresh, you can preserve battery life and data.
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