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Blog post: 20170725 Saving mobile data

Saving mobile data

Just back from Zambia. On the SPAKA bundles you can get (on MTN) there is a good minutes allowance, but not a lot of data (e.g. 50 MB). Similarly, on Emirates, you get 20 MB of WiFi free. So how do you make that go as far as possible?

Install a firewall, and disable all apps, except the ones you really need, such as mail, your messenger app, and maybe a browser. Two firewalls:

Also, use a browser that has bandwidth compression built in, e.g.

(You may want to use the same browser on your desktop, so that your passwords are automatically shared.)

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