The fraudsters occupy the entrance to the EconetÃ¢â‚¬Â¨First Street Shop and pounce on those who want to configure internetÃ¢â‚¬Â¨settings on their phones.Ã¢â‚¬Â¨They charge up to $5 for the internet settings which are free when customers approach their mobileÃ¢â‚¬Â¨network service providers. Whatsapp and Opera Mini can both beÃ¢â‚¬Â¨downloaded directly to a mobile phone for as little as $1 worthÃ¢â‚¬Â¨of internet data.
According to the Econet website, you can send a blank message for free toÃ¢â‚¬Â¨145 and you will receive two messages confirming your activation.Ã¢â‚¬Â¨The first message notifies you that Econet has received your requestÃ¢â‚¬Â¨for data activation, whilst the second message notifies you thatÃ¢â‚¬Â¨your number has been provisioned for data.
This simply means that your number will now be active for data. OnceÃ¢â‚¬Â¨you have received the second message, switch the handset offÃ¢â‚¬Â¨and on again.Ã¢â‚¬Â¨Econet said that if you do not receive the confirmation message, retry afterÃ¢â‚¬Â¨30 minutes.
Once activation is confirmed, you will receive configuration settings and your phone will prompt you to save or install the received settings as default. Once the settings are successfully saved/installed you should be able to connect.
If the line is already activated for internet, simply type a message ALL and send to 222.Ã¢â‚¬Â¨You will receive two messages. The first is a confirmation of yourÃ¢â‚¬Â¨request and the second one will contain the configurations for yourÃ¢â‚¬Â¨device. Save or install received configuration settings as defaultÃ¢â‚¬Â¨andÃ¢â‚¬Â¨restart your phone.
In order to receive internet settings for a Telecel line, you need toÃ¢â‚¬Â¨insert your line in an internet enabled phone and you will automatically receive the setting. Once you save or install the configuration settings, your phone will be able to connect to the internet. If you do not receive the settings, or encounter any problems, youÃ¢â‚¬Â¨call 150 toll free and a Telecel Customer Care Centre assistantÃ¢â‚¬Â¨will send the settings to your mobile phone.
For your Net*One line to access the internet, go to your phone’sÃ¢â‚¬Â¨internet settings. For most handsets, you type Netone as your defaultÃ¢â‚¬Â¨configuration settings and internet.
For queries and assistance, you can call toll-free to 123. Once your phone is connected to the internet, you can download other applications to enhance your internet usage.
Below are some of the common mobile applications that you canÃ¢â‚¬Â¨download for a few cents of data.
Opera Mini is the most preferred browser, mainly because it is freeÃ¢â‚¬Â¨and user friendly.Ã¢â‚¬Â¨ To download Opera Mini, go to your phone’s default browserÃ¢â‚¬Â¨and type the address www.operamini.com. You will be prompted toÃ¢â‚¬Â¨download the Opera Mini version suitable for your handset.
Depending on the version, the application is usually about 300-500Ã¢â‚¬Â¨kilobytes in size, which means it will cost you less than 20 centsÃ¢â‚¬Â¨worth of data.Ã¢â‚¬Â¨However, for later smartphones, like those running on the AndroidÃ¢â‚¬Â¨ operating system, the application can be bigger, up to 1 megabyte. It will still not cost more than 50 cents.
Most modern smart phones are compatible with the instant messagingÃ¢â‚¬Â¨system, Whatsapp.Ã¢â‚¬Â¨To download Whatsapp, go to www.whatsapp.com and you will beÃ¢â‚¬Â¨prompted to download the version of Whatsapp that is suitable forÃ¢â‚¬Â¨your phone.Ã¢â‚¬Â¨The application is usually 1.2 megabytes for smaller smartphones, andÃ¢â‚¬Â¨can be as big as 10 megabytes for bigger smartphones.Post published in: News