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Mobile Browsing Saving Cost & Bandwidth with Opera mini

Do you want to save data cost when browsing on your mobile phone? The answer is installing a more efficient browser on your mobile phone and no mobile phone browser is as efficient as the Opera Mini and Opera Mobile browsers.

Built-in mobile browsers from OEMs are usually inefficient and consume lots of bandwidth and cost. Just browsing two or three pages on those OEM mobile browsers and up to 2MB may have gone down the drain.

Opera mini and Opera Mobile compresses web pages at their high-speed servers before rendering the pages to your mobile phone saving you considerable bandwidth compared to other mobile browsers. So the first step to reducing your bandwidth and data cost on your mobile browsing is to download a compatible Opera Mini or Opera Mobile browser for your mobile phone.
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Most browsers built into mobile phones are not efficient. Just a few minutes of browsing and 10MB or more may have gone down the drain. Hence if you are one of those that subscribe to entry level browsing bundles like the 100MB mobile browsing bundles offered by most internet providers in Nigeria then within just a few hours or a couple of days of browsing your 100MB limit would be wiped out. With Opera Mini and Opera Mobile browsers you can save up to 80% on bandwidth, giving you more mobile browsing time.

Opera mini and Opera mobile browsers uses a unique compression technology to compress web pages at their high-speed servers before rendering the page on your mobile phone. When browsing with Opera Mini or Opera Mobile browsers, each page you request first passes through a proxy server that compresses and reformats the web pages into a format more suitable for small screens. The compressed pages are then delivered to your mobile phone. With this technology Opera Mini and Opera Mobile saves you up to 80% data usage and cost on your mobile browsing compared to your built-in mobile browser.

Settings for bandwidth savings on Opera Mini/Mobile

To achieve optimum bandwidth savings when browsing with Opera mini on your mobile phone, you need to set the browser to mobile view. To setup mobile view on Opera mini, click Menu to open settings, then check whether mobile view is marked, if not, mark it and save. To save your settings on Opera mini, click options, and then click save. In the case of Opera Mobile, you need to turn-on Opera Turbo, which activates the compression feature and mobile view.

Note that mobile view is off as a default on Opera Mini and Opera Mobile. Also note that Opera Turbo is off as a default. Hence to achieve optimum bandwidth savings when browsing with Opera Mini or Opera Mobile, you need to turn them on at the Opera mini/mobile settings.

You can also save more bandwidth by disabling images. However, we discourage this as it will likely reduce your browsing experience. You can also reduce your mobile browsing cost and bandwidth usage by avoiding music and video downloads.

Opera Mobile is recommended for browsing on smartphones as it is designed to take advantage of the higher processing ability of smartphones. Opera mini is available for browsing on all types and brands of mobile phones.

Download Opera mini and Mobile for data usage savings when browsing on your mobile phones and Smartphones.

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