If you’ve been keeping up with my tweets (@Miss_Boansi for those of you on Twitter), or been checking out my Vlogs (youtube.com/officialmissboansi), you will be aware that I am struggling with Internet data restrictions out here.
I use Vodafone’s 10GB data plan, which is valid for a month. It costs 150GHC, which in my opinion is EXPENSIVE, and the worst part of it is that I CANNOT seem to make it last for a month!! The best I’ve done is made it last for 3 weeks, and the worst was 2 weeks ago, my fresh 10GB lasted 3 DAYS!!! Although, this was due to the fact that I was setting up my Facebook fan page (facebook.com/realmissboansi) and that required that I upload various things. (Let me emphasize that Vodafone’s Internet is reliable though!)
In the UK, I was used to paying a little over £20 a month and having my unlimited Internet & downloads. Due to this, the Internet transition that I’ve had to make since being out here has been a struggle.
I decided that rather than have my 10GB on a wireless router, and then bundling up my mobile phone separately (like I have been previously doing), let me just bundle up my phone, and connect it to my laptop when necessary. So 2 weeks ago, I topped up 35GHC & bundled (Vodafone Xtreme Plus). This allowed me to bundle 3.5GB data, free SMS to Vodafone numbers and 1.5GB for WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Snapchat. This bundle is valid for 30 days. After burning my recent 10GB so quickly, I wanted to see if using a bundle would help me to ration my Internet usage. 2 WEEKS WAS HOW LONG THIS BUNDLE LASTED ME!
It is important that I remain active on social media, especially as I am trying to build my brand. However, I need to work on using the Internet wisely, as not only does my data just disappear fast, but it is costing me a lot of money! I have, on the other hand, decided to just continue bundling my phone, rather than having 2 separate means of connecting online, like before. It is cheaper this way.
However, I would love to know if you have experienced my Internet struggles? How did YOU overcome it, or was it a case of you just having to adjust to it overtime? (Which to be frank, I know I will surely be able to do soon.)