New data plan got you down?
Oslo, Norway - July 27, 2011
It's closing time at the all-you-can-eat mobile data buffet. More operators globally are moving away from unlimited data plans and moving towards tiered pricing with hard ceilings on the data available for you to use. These data caps leave consumers to wonder just how many times they can browse their favorite sites, read their email, or watch videos before getting hit with an overage charge for exceeding their plan's limits.
In this month's State of the Mobile Web Report (English only), Opera details how to manage that shiny, new plan, so you can get the most out of your shiny, new device. Loading facebook.com just once will eat up more than 200 KB of data, according to Opera's research. With a browser like Opera Mini, which shrinks data down to a fraction of its original size, you can view Facebook 8.5 times using that same 200 KB. By saving data here, you can "spend" it on more useful activities, such as editing documents for work, or watching videos of sneezing pandas.
See the benefits of compression yourself: http://www.opera.com/bitmaps/company/smw/2011/06/proxy_browsers.png
"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," said Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. "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.
About Opera Software ASA
The worldwide World Wide Web. Any device, any platform, any bandwidth, absolutely anywhere in the world - Opera Software was founded in 1994, based on the idea that access to the Web should be a universal right. Opera Software ASA is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA. 200 million people (and counting) are using the Opera, Opera Mobile and Opera Mini browsers. Participation changes everything. Learn more about Opera at http://www.opera.com.
Latest News Posts
- Samsung's refreshed Gear VR for the Galaxy S6, S6 edge on sale May 8
- Project Cars 2 is rumored to already be in development
- Criminals receiving bitcoin ransom payments converting money fast
- LG's G4 should cost around $800, a little more than the Galaxy S6 edge
- Lenovo's new K80 smartphone features 4GB of RAM, 4000mAh battery
- X99 UD5 motherboard SLI disabled everytime after updating bios to F9
- OAXIS Bento Close-Contact Induction Wireless Speaker Review
- ASRock C226 WS graphics output resolution support
- Patriot FUEL iON Magnetic Charging Pad Review
- Motherboard GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3
- Acer Launches World's First Curved Monitor with NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology
- Endless possibilities...Introducing the Fractal Define S!
- BIOSTAR brings out the Small but Powerful Hi-Fi B85S1 Motherboard
- ASUS Announces that All its Z97 and X99 Motherboards Support NVMe
- AquaComputer Announces New Water-blocks for NVIDIA GTX Titan X