How To Monitor How Much Data Your BlackBerry Consumes

Traffic Monitor For BlackBerryIn this part of the world, the blackberry internet service is the cheapest form of internet access available for just N1,500 ($9 USD) a month with unlimited data if you are on the Etisalat Nigeria BlackBerry Complete plan and 3GB of data for those on Glo BlackBerry Complete.

Those of you on either of the above mentioned blackberry data plans, don't have to fuss about data as you would almost never use up the data allowance but the reverse is the case for those of you on the MTN Blackberry Complete Plan which offers just 200MB of web browsing and download monthly.

Ever since the launch of this plan, there have been folks that have complained about not being able to browse the internet after some days of web browsing while some folks claim that the data limit is none existent on their end, as they've downloaded far more than the allocated 200MB of data.

For those complaining, here's how to track the amount of data your blackberry device is using up so you don't get caught unawares.

Simply run a quick search for Traffic Monitor For BlackBerry application via BlackBerry Appworld then install and configure as shown in the images below.

The application allows you to check your data usage over days, weeks and months as well as running a speed test to determine how fast your network is.

Simply go to Settings and tick Enable Cellular Traffic Limit. Set Limit to the monthly data allowance allowed by your mobile network then set Warn at to whatever percentage of data usage you'd like.

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How I spend N2,500 ($15) monthly on Unlimited Internet Access

Reduce Internet Access Bills

A few years back internet services in Nigeria were pretty expensive and widely limited to the cybercafés and post offices but as time went by and the GSM operators introduced us to the world of mobile telecommunications, internet availability came to expand and at the same time, the price began to drop.

Today most Nigerians can boast of internet access even if it's just the free browsing data allowance offered by select networks like MTN, GLO and ETISALAT on their internet enabled mobile phones.

Internet packages now vary from hourly, daily and weekly packages to monthly packages and cheap as the packages may seem, you could easily rack up an unnecessary amount of internet access bills as the average Nigerian has a backup internet connection should in case the primary one takes an unexpected vacation which is quite the case these days.

Here's how I manage to spend a maximum of N2,500 on internet access monthly with unlimited downloads thrown in for good measure :)

NOTE: You'll be needing a BlackBerry phone and subscribe to the Etisalat Nigeria and Globacom Nigeria network to make the best of this.

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