Here is Why You Data Don’t Last and How to Control it

It is no longer news that a lot of subscribers experiences massive mobile data depletion without any major downloads.

Most subscribers’ complaints about Airtel and MTN illegally deducting there data which is yet to be fixed as at the time of writing. Some couples of weeks ago, MTN gave reasons why data get exhausted on time on user’s smartphone.

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However, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has given subscribers the major reasons why data get depleted all the time on their smart devices.

According to NCC, “the reasons for the rise in data consumption and depletion, which is classified by some users as ‘illegal deduction’, include the advancement in technology, which has led to the rise in applications, updates and services that leverage on this technology and advancement of supportive data infrastructure.”

Others, according to him, are increase in video-based advertising content by social media companies which in some cases are layered on free services offered by the companies; auto updates of apps on the phone over mobile data network without any sort of prompting or intervention by the user of the mobile phone.

If you are a Subscribers of any of the telecom providers above, and your data get exhausted on time, here is how to fix it.

How to Stop Your Mobile Data from Exhausting on time

>>Stop Apps from auto-updating themselves. See guide here

>>Stop Google Play Services  from consuming your data. See guide here

>>Instagram consumes data a lot, and if you are always on Instagram, here is how to stop Instagram from massively consuming your data. See guide here

>>In general, this guide on how to make your mobile data to last long will help you.

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8 thoughts on “Here is Why You Data Don’t Last and How to Control it”

  1. I don’t think so, during glo 1gb 200 naira era, I was using it to watch three straight movies of 1:30 one hour minutes, including downloading to the moon. But now is zapping but it’s controlled unlike other network, their zapping is spiritual. Glo is still the best.

  2. Thats not true! I use etisalat when i am out because the network is stronger when i am out and it doesnt zap data like my mtn. All auto updates are paused, no streaming but before you know it , 3.75GB gone with the wind.


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