Whether you’re a doomscroller or casual flicker – virtually all us young people are guilty of spending too much time mindlessly checking our phones. It’s only when it’s too late that you realise how many hours have gone by and that your precious data is dangerously low.
Unfortunately, it could be that your most beloved mobile applications are costing you the most data.
These popular apps may be the source of your internet drainage.
1. Endless movies on Netflix.
Perhaps you’re a major film junkie or love to pass your morning commute with a nostalgic 90s series like Friends. A lot of us are guilty of using Nexflix on data – their selection just keeps getting better and better…I know!
But if you’re guilty of watching Netflix on 4G… you should know that’s a whole lot of data you’re ploughing through. Be sure to make use of Netflix’s awesome download feature next time you’re Netflix-n-chilling with WiFi. You (and your wallet) will thank me next time.
2. Conspiracy theory rabbit holes on YouTube.
YouTube has corrupted us all ever since the autoplay button was invented. Now, just as you’re watching a harmless video about cute cats…three hours have passed and you’re down a rabbit hole about conspiracy theories about aliens. YouTube is another app that seriously hits your data, so be weary of using it if you’re trying to be prudent with your data.
3. Useless debates on Facebook.
Almost all of Malta’s political and social dialogue happens on Facebook nowadays – so it’s easy to get sucked into the he-said-she-said on threads, the endless viral videos and stupid things your friends and colleagues say.
But careful! Every like, new video, share and refresh is yet another bite out of your data…and before you know it, it’s all gone.
4. Those niche WhatsApp groups.
How many groups do you have nestled on your WhatsApp? One for politics? Childhood friends? People with niche interests? That family group thats always on mute? Well, all those chats you’re not reading might not mean much for you, your data is noticing. Yikes!
A word of advice: just delete them if you’re not an eager participant. It’s not worth the money or mind clutter.
5. Those TikTok trend videos.
Everyone’s latest obsession is TikTok. The Gen-Z-app is super addicting and its viral trends come and go so fast you need to be glued to the app to keep up to date.
Just make sure you’re also glued to…how much data you’re using.
6. Your hourly Snapchats.
Look, I know, how else are people going to know you went to this cool place or saw that beautiful sunset if you don’t snap it to post on Snapchat? Well, newsflash – this is Malta – everyone is obsessed with the weather and looking for a good sunset snap. Maybe you’d save some internet for something more productive (no judgement).
But if you’re a tech kid and there’s no way you’re giving up your digital lifestyle, there is a solution.
Enter Melita’s Djuno.
This telecommunications company knows us young people need our apps more than our parents care to believe, so they’ve come up with a perfect plan that will keep you connected to super-fast internet at minuscule prices.
Djuno is offering amazing prepaid mobile plans with no commitment at all.
For just €8 (the price of a fancy coffee and cake) you’ll get a whopping 5GB of data or if you boost it up to €12 (a late-night burger and drink) you’ll get quadruple that with 20GB!
Plus you’ll also benefit from endless WiFi in over 75,000 spots all over the islands, you’ll literally never be short of internet again. Never!
Say goodbye to those dreaded out-of-data messages or lagging YouTube videos, now you can live stream your socially distanced walks, stream movies near the sea and whatever your heart desires.
And if that’s not enough, subscribers also get another 100 minutes and 100 SMS thrown in, and when you sign up you can choose from limited edition stylish Djuno cotton tote bag or a phone charger.
So if you’re under 29 (sorry oldies!) and fed up of being out of internet, say hello to your fresh new plan.
Tag someone who needs to get on Djuno!