During my first month of using home wifi, I wasn’t well versed on what activities would exhaust my data. I was just told “don’t download” and likewise I avoided it as much as I could. My wifi also had a lot of downtime, so much that I grew weary of calling my ISP to fix it.
Anyway, one day – about a little over a week after installation, the wifi stopped working again. I turned off my gadgets and the router hoping that it would change but no, it still didn’t work. This time, there was clearly no connection (unlike the other times where at least it indicated there was some sort of connection). I eventually just called the ISP to enquire only to discover I had run out of data!
Well, the point of the story is not on how I had depleted my monthly subscription within a week despite the frequent downtime and efforts of not downloading. Rather it’s on how finding out that I had exhausted my subscription bundle took me by surprise. I really wished there was some way I could have gotten some sort of warning at least. Besides, I didn’t know of any computer software that tracks internet usage on multiple devices.
It’s a great thing that TelOne noticed that not everyone is tech savvy or has time to constantly monitor their internet usage, so instead, they’ve provided an Alert Me service. Alert Me sends off notifications which let you know how much of your bundle you’ve exhausted through the web or via SMS to your phone.
The Alert Me web service allows you to be have regular updates of your usage while the SMS service only gives you updates when you’ve used half of your subscribed package; when you’ve exhausted 90% and lastly, during the last 5 days before the package’s expiry. I believe they limited the intervals at which to notify you via SMS in order to avoid spamming people. However, if you feel you are being spammed or for any other reason you feel you don’t need the service after signing up for it, you can still easily opt out.
So if you’re interested in subscribing for the service click here and be redirected to their self-service page where you can then click on the ‘subscribe to notifications’ button and then the follow the rest of the simple instructions thereafter.
TelOne is coming up well, I mean for a company that wants to increase its broadband revenues, this is indeed is the way to go.
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