FLOW Jamaica is still celebrating their milestone of 1 million customers on Friday May 20th 2016 as per the festivities beautifully laid out in How Flow Jamaica celebrated 1 million customers with a 99 cents FAM Plan.
The majority of those 1 million customer are toting smartphones. Although FLOW Jamaica is yet to go 4G LTE like Digicel as laid out in How to Activate a Digicel LTE Smart Plan on your Smartphone you can still get some pretty decent Internet access on your smartphone.
So how do you set up a Prepaid Mobile Internet Plan?
How to set up Prepaid Mobile Internet Plan – Help for Smartphones to the Rescue
FLOW Jamaica‘s Prepaid Mobile Internet Plan are basically bolt-ons that allow you to browse the Internet and access Apps that use the Internet. Having on with a Talk EZ Calling plan get you the 99 cents plan as explained in FLOW Jamaica’s 30-Day Prepaid Mobile Internet gives you 99 cents Plan.
First you have to set up the Data service on your smartphone by going to the following website:
Then select you country as shown below:
After selecting continue, search for the model smartphone that you have. In my example, I’m using the Huawei Y330, a popular FLOW Jamaica smartphone.
When you locate you phone, click on it and you’ll be brought to the following screen below.
From here you can select to change the various aspects of you phone’s settings. However, we’re setting up the Data Service, so choose Set Up Internet.
Once you choose Set up Intern, follow the step to provision the Data service on you Smartphone. When you reach the settings for Name, APN and APN Type, enter the following information:
- Name: FLOW
- APN: ppinternet
- APN Type: default
- Name: FLOW
- APN: internet
- APN Type: default
Finally after saving your settings, power the phone off and then turn it back on after 10 seconds or place it in airplane mode for 10 seconds. Your smartphone is ready to go on FLOW’s mobile Internet!
How to activate a FLOW Data Plan – Be careful of your Megabytes
To activate a Prepaid Mobile Internet plan, use the following USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) Codes:
- 3 Days $75 75 MB *146*3*1# 75MB to 145
- 3 Days $200 300 MB *146*3*2# 300MB to 145
- 7 Days $400 400 MB *146*7*1# 400 MB to 145
- 7 Days $600 1 GB *146*7*2# 7DAY to 145
- 15 Days $300 300 MB *146*15# 301 to 145
- 30 Days $700 750 MB *146*30*2# 302 to 145
- 30 Days $800 1 GB *146*30*3# 303 to 145
The handy chart compares the various Prepaid Mobile Internet plan.
Good to note that if you chose to use Mobile Internet on your smartphone, you’ll be billed at a rate of JA$45 per MB under the Pay as You Use Plan. Because of the fact that your smartphone will use the credit on the phone if you do not turn off the Data service, it’s best to choose plans with an auto-renew policy or turn off the Data service when you plan expires. You can also disable the auto-renew feature by using the following USSD code:
An even better solution; get yourself a FLOW MiFi as described in Kelroy’s article LIME to offer Personal Mobile Internet Hot-spot – MiFi, that is, if FLOW Jamaica Still stocks this product.
If you’re not loyal FLOW Jamaica fan, you can get yourself a Digicel MiFi as Ramano had recommended in WiFi On The Go: Digicel MiFi and get unlimited internet access without the hassle of paying for a Capped data plan on a smartphone that eats your Credit when the plan suddenly expires.
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FLOW Jamaica Twitter Feed: @FLOWJamaica
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