Choose Smart Browser To Counteract Data Cap

By July 29th, 2011 AT 8:47 PM

Choose Smart Browser To Counteract Data CapWith spectrum crunch and more subscribers using mobile internet, operators over the globe are fighting to make a congestion free network. Most operators moving towards diet data plans ditching buffet of unlimited data plans. Even operators pledge to the users not to abuse the network – ‘save your heavy jobs for home broadband’.

Pioneer of GPRS in India, Aircel also moved to data cap of 3GB/month withdrawing unlimited usage. Now for Rs 100 we can have 2GB to 6GB data usage per month over GPRS/EDGE network from most operators.

On 2G segment only MTNL, STel and Videocon continue the unlimited data plans. After using the free data charge is around 10p/10kB which is Rs 10/MB or Rs 10,000/GB.  3G data plans are also damn costly, and Pay-As-You-Go plans are ridiculously costly. With fast 3G connections, 2GB can be blinked away within a week and after a month you will get a bill shock!

Well Opera Software, maker of Opera Browser for every platform(Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS, Android, Symbian, Java, MeeGo etc) has a solution of this data cap. This is Opera Turbo, introduced on Opera Desktop browser too. Opera Turbo is pre-installed and pre-set on Opera Mini, is meant for server-side compression to help users browse the web using far less bandwidth than rival browsers.

Though Turbo is in business for around 2 year the difference, however, wasn’t measured precisely by Opera, until it published this comparison graph:

So we can you can browse Wikipedia 3.4 times with Opera Mini which supports proxy compression compared to a normal mobile browser.

Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software said “I hate billing surprises and I don’t want to obsess over each page load. I just want to check my email, browse the web and use apps. I think most people feel the same. That’s why we recommend some common-sense strategies to get the most out of these new plans. A few simple tips can go a long way.”

Opera’s top tips:

  • Open the full email only if necessary. Open email attachments sparingly, if at all.
  • Manage your apps’ hunger for mobile data. Disable push notifications.
  • Consider using a smart mini browser, like Opera Mini. These keep you from downloading too much data to your phone.
  • Spotify is awesome, but use your locally-stored playlist when on the go.
  • Update and download apps over WiFi.
  • 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.

If you are a mobile internet user and still haven’t tried Opera Mini (R U kidding? ), get it on m.opera.com.

10
Leave a Reply

avatar
9 Comment threads
1 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
9 Comment authors
Rajesh SINGLAArupkalpeshsameerManoj Thakur Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted
Arup
Arup

Really Opera is just great for my nokia c5.
many many thanks to opera.

kalpesh
kalpesh

sameer :
BETTER USE INTERNET FULL SITES ON DEFAULT BROWSER, OPERA IS TOO SLOW

use it first and then comment..

Rajesh SINGLA
Rajesh SINGLA

Anriod default browser is faster than the Opera Mini . but Opera Mini Faster than the other by default browsers like nokia, samsung bada ….

Recent Posts

Twitter to Redesign Conversations Layout for iOS Users

The Micro-blogging site Twitter is launching a test of its redesigned conversations layout with a wider set of iOS users...

Vodafone Idea Awards Vendor Contract to Ericsson for Deploying 5G Ready LTE Equipment

Swedish telecom gear provider, Ericsson has announced that it has bagged a contract from the leading telecom operator of India...

DoT Panel to Decide Proposed Rs 3,000 Crore Penalty by Trai on Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Today

The Digital Communications Commission, an inter-ministerial panel of the Department of Telecom, will examine the Trai recommendations of a penalty...