Tips to reduce usage
• Disconnect the internet
This is the simplest and most effective way to save your usage volume. If you are NOT using the internet, just disconnect them.
• Fully exit applications
Many applications, especially P2P applications, do not terminate when you click the Close button. Insteadthey are actually running in the background. One way to know whether they are still open is to check your bottom right tray (clock) to see if the application icon is still there. To properly exit the application, typically you have to click the right-hand mouse button on the icon in the system tray and choose Exit.
• Compress large files
Emails with photos or other files attached are generally large emails. Hence, before sending large email attachments, compress them to reduce their size. You can do this by checking if your operating system has file compression capability, and if not, obtain a file compression program such as WinZip.
• Significant web surfing
While web surfing usually does not create excessive usage, frequent surfing can mount up to a significant amount of usage volume. One way to reduce your usage volume is by increasing the size of your web browser cache. This allows your computer to access files from your hard drive instead of the Internet and reduce you data downloading. The most important thing is to keep track of your usage so that you will be aware of your usage and thus you can use the volume allocated wisely,