World Cup 2014 app data roaming caution

In a couple of days time a week would have past since the World Cup 2014 started and in that time we have seen some great matches, along with other coverage of the tournament. Most of us sit back and watch many of the games on a TV, but there are times when an app is needed, such as when you go on vacation.

If you do use a World Cup 2014 app, then you need to be careful because data roaming can become a bit of an issue. Many of you who go on vacation make certain that where you go has Wi-Fi, but in many cases you will have to use mobile data, and this is where you need to be very cautious.

If you are not able to watch the World Cup on a TV during your vacation, then there are a number of apps that will offer you the same sort of coverage as you get at home, along with all the commentary and other news involving the huge sporting event.

However, we have to warn you that if you do decide to use these apps through data roaming, then a 90-minute match will use around 350-500MB of data for a live television broadcast. If you decide this is too much, then you can opt for a World Cup 2014 radio stream because this uses just 1MB of data.

While this is not too much of an issue while at home, you have to remember that data roaming charges can often cost the earth while in a different country, and so you might get a nasty surprise once you get your bill.

Like we already said, you can use these apps while away through a hotel or bar Wi-Fi, but make certain you have push notifications and background app refresh are turned off if you have data roaming on, as these can eat into your data as well. With three more weeks to go, just go and enjoy the 2014 World Cup.

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Written by Peter Chubb

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