Use Google Mobile Browser on your PC and save internet
Google Search has a full version as well as a mobile version of its home page. The mobile version is an html version that does not use a lot of bandwidth. Have you ever found yourself trying to save your internet bandwidth? When you browse the internet, you are actually downloading the web page on your browser. Each web page has content measured in kilobytes or megabytes. The richer the page i.e. the more graphics and images it has, the greater the size of its download. This means if you are browsing flashy websites with lots of images and graphics, your internet bandwidth will be quickly used up.
If you are browsing rich websites like picture galleries, video sites and flash websites, you will find yourself downloading a 5MB webpage or even a 20MB webpage. This is not good if your internet connection is capped. If your internet is limited, you will not be able to browse a lot of websites without running out of data. Depending on your country, internet service providers may charge by the amount of data downloaded (charge per megabyte) or by time (charge per minute).In some cases, the ISP may provide both plans and you will be able to choose between the two plans or you can switch between the two services by sending a code.
If your internet is capped then it’s a good idea to go by charge per minute. This option will allow you to surf as many pages as you can regardless of the amount of data downloaded. For example, you can download a 300MB Microsoft Office 2007 Suite within an hour as long as you finish the download within the available minutes. For example, the prepaid 3G internet service by MTC allows you to switch between Netman Time and Netman Instant.Netman Time is US$1.16 per hour and the maximum internet time allowed per day is 2 hours. However, if you were on a charge per megabyte plan, you would not be able to download a 300MB program if your data was limited to 200MB a day.
The cost per Megabyte is also costly because the charge is $0.05 per MB if you don’t buy the data bundles. Even the data bundles are not cheap at $0.025 per MB or less. To download a 300MB program, you would need to pay 300 x $0.025 = $7.50.This is very expensive. A pay per minute plan like Netman Time will only require you to pay $1.00 per hour for any amount of data downloaded from the internet.Opting for charge per minute is one way of saving internet on your PC but there is another way that makes use of a mobile browser.
Second Method of Saving Internet:
This method makes use of a mobile web browser allowing you to browse websites in html format. There are many types of mobile web browsers also known as mobile browser simulators or emulators that allow you to view websites in mobile mode. One of these mobile simulators is Google Mobile Browser, but there are many other types of simulators that you can find on the internet such as Nokia Symbian Emulators, Opera Mini Simulator, Firefox for Mobile Simulator, Ripple Emulator and PhoneGap Simulator.
If you want to browse the HTML version of a website as if it were appearing on a mobile browser like Opera Mini, then you would need to go to this URL: http://www.google.com/gwt/n
Simply go to the URL above and type in your website URL, then click the browse button.
This browser allows you to open the html version of any website, thus allowing you to save your internet bandwidth. If the webpage you want to open is 10MB in size, then the Google mobile browser will show you a lighter webpage that is only a few kilobytes in size. This is important if you only want to read the text. Other elements which contribute to the full size of the webpage will not be shown, for example images, flash, video and graphics.