5 Ways to Save on Mobile Data Charges While Traveling

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It’s hard to imagine traveling these days without using our smartphones. Navigating a new city, looking up places to eat, Instagramming trip highlights; our mobile devices are opening up a world of possibilities that make travel cheaper, easier and more fun—all from the palm of our hands.

Yet, sometimes this reliance on our phones while on the road turns into an unexpected travel cost itself, if we’re not careful. We’ve all come back from a holiday to an absurd 3G bill because we weren’t disciplined or even aware of the cellular data we were using.

Cutting back on mobile data usage is surprisingly easy, though, if you know a few key tricks. Next time you’re traveling, try these 5 tips to save on data charges and enjoy the savings to come!

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Introducing DataWall and the WiFire widget

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Here at WiFire, we’re striving to enable seamless Internet connectivity for users wherever they go. We believe that, with the growing popularity of mobile phones and public WiFi hotspots, connecting to the Internet while on-the-go should be quick, easy and affordable.

We aim to make reliable public WiFi as accessible as possible, but we realize that our users still often access the Internet via 3G/4G in their day-to-day lives. Many people burn through their data packs without knowing it, allowing mobile apps that aren’t even in use to make requests to use the Internet.

The culprits are common—news aggregators, social networking apps, among others—and the solution is simple, but the issue is largely going unaddressed for most users.

Today we are excited to announce our new widget and in-app feature called DataWall, which both allow users to have more control over their mobile data usage and make their data pack last longer. The widget is available for all Android devices, and DataWall is available on Android version 5.0 and above.

Let’s dive into how these two features work within the new-and-improved WiFire design:

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