Safaricom Quietly Introduces Unlimited Data Pass for Apps Download and Updates, competition among the top telecoms in the country has fueled innovations that benefit customers in the end. Software developers put a lot of time and effort into continually improving on your experience. Therefore, they appreciate when users update their apps and phone to take full advantage of the new features and bug fixes.
Tucked under the *544# access code (package identifier number 12) is the Unlimited Apps download and updates pass, which we didn’t know existed until it was pointed to us just the other day. The product, which costs KES 20for a day or KES 100 for a month will, as its name suggests, allow users to download new apps or update existing ones without using an existing bundle.
Safaricom wants you to take full advantage of new features and bug fixes, and ensure the security of your personal information.
REASONS TO KEEP YOUR APPS AND PHONE UPDATED
1. NOT UPDATING PUTS YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AT RISK
The McAfee and Intel Security research team reported on the growing trend of mobile app collusion, which we define as two or more mobile apps working together to:
- Steal personal information off your smartphone
- Read your personal or work emails, notes, and other files
- Send fake text messages on your behalf
- Load viruses onto your phone without your knowledge
- Conduct financial transactions using your online payment accounts.
How can you avoid this, you ask? Update your apps and delete ones you don’t use! Those bug fixes and security updates are important to keeping your personal info safe and keeping your phone from becoming a spam bot.
If your app is slow, crashes, or is buggy, a lot of the time the cause of that is not updating!
One of the first things that support teams are going to do if you contact them asks if your phone and app are updated. Those bug fixes actually fix bugs! Having the newest versions of your apps ensures peak performance.
It’s not just apps, though. Operating system updates are important as well. Why do Apple and Android do updates? They are constantly improving.
Things change quickly in tech. You can’t wait for a new phone to release new features and new security, so it is released in as real-time as possible. This also helps you learn a couple of new features at a time, rather than being overwhelmed by a big change. As with apps, security patches are a big part of OS updates – it helps keep you secure and protects against viruses.
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