NetOne has launched a simple way for subscribers to block out-of-bundle (OOB) data usage, with its new “Out of Bundle Barring” service.
Out of Bundle Barring is available to users via the USSD menu, by dialing Dial *130# and select option 1 – Out of Bundle Charging.
Disabling out of bundle browsing can save you money, as far as data usage is concerned. That’s because where bundles give you loads of megabytes in data, using your airtime to go online tends to be rather costly.
There are several things that you can do to save data on both your computer and mobile device while browsing. On your computer, you can set your WiFi network as “Metered.” You can also set a data limit for your WiFi network.
On your mobile device, you can use a browser that allows you to disable certain data hogging features, such as images and ads. One such browser is Opera Mini. This is a wonderful tool for those that are looking to cap their spending on data.
Out of Bundle Barring’s launch now means that Econet and NetOne customers can block OOB data usage by default on the networks.
The images below of the USSD menus illustrate the use of NetOne’s Out of Bundle Barring.