Here are a few tips to ensure your data usage doesn’t go overboard and cause any worry (or worse, bill shocks) while you’re on your travels.
When it comes to e-mail access, you can do it by 'pull' or 'push'. 'Push' – leaving emails on automatic refresh, and thus constantly downloading new emails – takes up a lot of your data. 'Pull', on the other hand, downloads emails only when you manually check it.
Turn off background apps
On some devices, applications can run in the background, even when you’re not using them. Not only does this drain battery life, it also contributes to data usage.
Manage data alerts
Prevention, as they say, is always better than cure, and one of the best ways to prevent bill shock is by setting data usage alerts on your mobile phone. There are also data manager apps that allow you to set caps to your data usage, and sends you regular notifications when you approach this limit, such as StarHub’s Roam Manager app and Data Cap service.
Know how much you'll use
Know your roaming charges. The number one cause of unexpected bill explosions is the unbridled use of data overseas, without a plan that allows for such use. Find out how much your mobile usage habits for calls, SMSes and data would cost, and subscribe to a roaming package that matches it.
After All Of That, Take It Easy
Ultimately, the best tip to roam worry free is for you to get on a worry free data roaming plan that is easy to use and gives your good coverage such as RoamEasy!
For more information on RoamEasy, visit starhub.com/roameasy