Costa Rica News – Prepaid cell customers are the majority in Costa Rica. And most of us wonder where our balance went or how we used it up so fast.
Some telecommunications company representatives give tips on strategies to maximize your recharge.
The main issue seems to be background downloads that we are unaware of. Make sure to set your phone to only install updates when connected to wifi as to not use any of your recharge on this.
Another popular thing causing our balances to disappear is the constant use of social networks. If you use just one, such as WhatsApp or Waze, most companies offer a special price just for that app and all usage on it doesn’t affect your balance. If you use many social apps you might prefer to take advantage of plans that are for unlimited use for a specific day or period of time, like a week or month.
Movistar offers a tool called Mi Movistar that allows clients to see their consumption habits and what is eating up their balance.
Google has a similar tool, called Datally, which allows users to save up to 30% of mobile data.