Have you ever subscribed to the 10 megabyte data allowance offered by our mobile service providers? I must say that I have times without number and it has served me well. The problem is that it is so small that I soon exhaust it. Sometimes, I feel there’s another me who accesses the internet with my phone.
10mb currently costs N100 on my network. This data is expected to last for 24 hours. Kindly divide that by 12. I use a Nokia 5250 (Symbian Device) and I’m still very pleased with it’s services and features (I’m not stale though).
If all that I do on my smartphone is read and reply mails, access social networks and chat, a 10mb bundle lasts me about 10 hours. But that isn’t possible for me anymore! I have to blog, tweet, chat, make few downloads (apps, games, themes), study on Wikipedia and some other important stuff that I can’t remember now. 10mb of data is far too small! It only lasts for nothing more than 4 hours.
Imagine buying 10mb of data twice daily for 5 days in a week. Know how much that is altogether? Honestly, it drains the wallet! Like the BIS, there should be a special and low-cost internet package for other smartphone users. It’s unfair!
It is not unfair. As I have pointed out several times, BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) uses a compression service that takes a lot of the burden off the network’s capacity. This makes special low rates very convenient. Just petition Google to implement something similar for their services and problem is solved for Android users. No hope for Symbian. Perhaps Apple and Microsoft can implement similar for iOS and Windows Phone too? – Editor-in-Chief
How long does 10mb of data last on your mobile? Let’s have your view.
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