With wireless carriers around the world moving towards tired data plans, mobile phone users need to find a way to be able to enjoy to the full the amount of data they have at their disposal.
According to Opera, this can be done pretty easily through what they call smarter browsing, through which users can maximize their online experience while on the go.
Of course, the sites that users access from their mobile phones count, and the same applies to the amount of time they spend on each of these websites.
When using Opera Mini
, users also take advantage of the compression technology that Opera packed the browser with, which enables them access a larger number of pages than they would on the desktop PC using the same amount of data.
For example, going to Google on the PC eats up 24KB of data, but only 10KB on the mobile phone. When it comes to Twitter, the data loaded on a desktop PC goes up to 222KB, while being of only 14KB on the phone.
However, this applies only to browsing the Internet via the company's mobile browser. When taking advantage of applications that keep you connected to the Internet on the go, you will not be able to enjoy the same data compression technology.
But you can always use a series of tricks that would minimize the amount of data you eat on the carrier's network.
For example, all downloads and updates can be performed via a WiFi connection, while videos can be seen in lower quality, and not HD at all times.
But this is not all, Opera
notes. Other smarter browsing tips include:
- Open the full email only if necessary. Open email attachments sparingly, if at all.
- Manage your apps’ hunger for mobile data. Disable push notifications.
- Spotify is awesome, but use your locally-stored playlist when on the go. Sync only over WiFi, never go roaming.
- Consider using mobile-friendly webpages. Our research shows they shave off a significant amount of data that otherwise would count against your cap.
- Turn off images when nearing your cap. Most browsers make it easy. In Opera Mini, just click Settings » Load Images.
- Avoid HD video on YouTube when browsing on a mobile connection. Just 10 minutes of HD video per day fills a standard 2GB plan.
Also, users should consider installing on their devices a mobile browser
that can offer data savings, such as Opera Mini.
Provided that you have a tired data plan and you would like to take advantage of what Opera Mini has to offer, you can download the mobile browser from Softpedia as well, via the links below. Opera Mini for Android 6.1 update 1
Opera Mini for BlackBerry 6.1.25376
Opera Mini for iPhone/iPad 6.0.1
Opera Mini for Java 6.1.25378
Opera Mini for Palm OS 4.2.14912
Opera Mini for Symbian 6.1 update 1
Opera Mini for Windows Mobile 5.1