Theatre practitioner hangs up on mobile data, relies solely on Wi-Fi

Theatre practitioner Zelda Tatiana Ng, 49, terminated her $70-a-month data plan three years ago, and now relies solely on Wi-Fi to access apps. Some friends do get frustrated when she does not see or reply to their messages, admits Ms Ng, who is sing
Theatre practitioner Zelda Tatiana Ng, 49, terminated her $70-a-month data plan three years ago, and now relies solely on Wi-Fi to access apps. Some friends do get frustrated when she does not see or reply to their messages, admits Ms Ng, who is single.ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA

Friends and colleagues of theatre practitioner Zelda Tatiana Ng know that when they text her over WhatsApp, they cannot expect an immediate reply. She will see their messages only when she gets to a Wi-Fi network, which might happen only at the end of the day.

The 49-year-old is among the rare few here bucking the trend of people using ever more mobile data. She terminated her $70-a-month data plan three years ago, and now relies solely on Wi-Fi to access apps such as Facebook and LinkedIn.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 27, 2018, with the headline 'She said bye to mobile data'. Print Edition | Subscribe