Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Save On Mobile Internet

Do you use sim card or mobile network to access the internet on your laptop? If yes, are you on a pay as you go tariff? These  tips to save bandwitdh by tweaking your browser are for pay as you go mobile internet users who use their laptop to access websites.

1. Mobile internet tarif on pay as you go is not cheap, so it is better to stay on a contract or buy data bundles.
2. In case you only use mobile internet ocassionally with your laptop and want to save bandwidth to make your credit  for longer, do this,


2.1. Disable Flash- Flash extensions displays obviously flash images, whether videos or rotating banners, that can eat easily your data allowance. Mostly this type of website code is for advertising, so it does not affect the purpose of your visit.

Firefox Users

go to TOOLS, ADD ONS, PLUG INS, scroll down to SHOCKWAVE FLASH, then click DISABLE



Internet Explorer Users

click the last icon at the top right, click MANAGE ADD-ONS, scroll down to flash then click DISABLE.





2.2. Disable Photos - if you only use your mobile internet for emailing, reading news and do not bother on looking at pictures, then disable photos! Photos are far more bigger in terms of file size than text, thereby contributes in the heavy use of your bandwidth

Firefox Users 
click TOOLS, OPTIONS, CONTENT then untick LOAD IMAGE AUTOMATICALLY


Internet Explorer Users

Click TOOLS, INTERNET OPTIONS, ADVANCED TAB, scrolldown to MULTIMEDIA and untick SHOW PICTURES


3. If you still want to see photos but want to save bandwidth, it is worth trying OPERA browser. This browser has a turbo mode. When Opera Turbo is enabled, webpages are compressed via Opera's servers so that they use much less data than the originals. This means that there is less to download, so you are saving bandwidth, hence your credit, and also you can see your webpages more quickly.

Enabling Opera Turbo is as simple as clicking the Opera Turbo icon at the bottom-left of the Opera browser window.



4. Chat instead of Video Chat or Voice Chat
5. Use Wap Version website of your favourite sites. It may not feel appealing but this is one of the most effective way of saving your bandwidth. Below are some of favourite destinations with wap versions.

To check if the website has a wap page, type in the website's name then wap or mobile on google's search below. Example: facebook wap



Custom Search

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