Don’t be dumb when us­ing smart­phones

The Morning Bulletin - - OPINION -

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

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