Don’t be dumb when using smartphones
HERE is a general warning for those using a non-smart phone prepaid and change to a smartphone and retaining the prepaid account.
We changed over the weekend with a prepaid balance just short of $80 and were horrified to discover that within 24 hours it had disappeared and there
was a $0 balance.
After over an hour’s exploration, we discovered that the smartphone continually transferred data through apps etc. even when you are not using the phone, and it is connected to the internet via 4G or WiFi.
Make sure if you have a prepaid account that the “mobile data is disabled”. Of course, we are now some $80 lighter in the pocket but a lot bloody wiser than yesterday. Robert S Buick Mountain Creek