The fraudsters occupy the entrance to the Econetâ€¨First Street Shop and pounce on those who want to configure internetâ€¨settings on their phones.â€¨They charge up to $5 for the internet settings which are free when customers approach their mobileâ€¨network service providers. Whatsapp and Opera Mini can both beâ€¨downloaded directly to a mobile phone for as little as $1 worthâ€¨of internet data.
According to the Econet website, you can send a blank message for free toâ€¨145 and you will receive two messages confirming your activation.â€¨The first message notifies you that Econet has received your requestâ€¨for data activation, whilst the second message notifies you thatâ€¨your number has been provisioned for data.
This simply means that your number will now be active for data. Onceâ€¨you have received the second message, switch the handset offâ€¨and on again.â€¨Econet said that if you do not receive the confirmation message, retry afterâ€¨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.â€¨You will receive two messages. The first is a confirmation of yourâ€¨request and the second one will contain the configurations for yourâ€¨device. Save or install received configuration settings as defaultâ€¨andâ€¨restart your phone.
In order to receive internet settings for a Telecel line, you need toâ€¨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, youâ€¨call 150 toll free and a Telecel Customer Care Centre assistantâ€¨will send the settings to your mobile phone.
For your Net*One line to access the internet, go to your phone’sâ€¨internet settings. For most handsets, you type Netone as your defaultâ€¨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 canâ€¨download for a few cents of data.
Opera Mini is the most preferred browser, mainly because it is freeâ€¨and user friendly.â€¨ To download Opera Mini, go to your phone’s default browserâ€¨and type the address www.operamini.com. You will be prompted toâ€¨download the Opera Mini version suitable for your handset.
Depending on the version, the application is usually about 300-500â€¨kilobytes in size, which means it will cost you less than 20 centsâ€¨worth of data.â€¨However, for later smartphones, like those running on the Androidâ€¨ 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 messagingâ€¨system, Whatsapp.â€¨To download Whatsapp, go to www.whatsapp.com and you will beâ€¨prompted to download the version of Whatsapp that is suitable forâ€¨your phone.â€¨The application is usually 1.2 megabytes for smaller smartphones, andâ€¨can be as big as 10 megabytes for bigger smartphones.Post published in: News