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Posted: 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013

Reduce your data use easily


  photo and The Clark Howard Show offer ways to save more, spend less and avoid rip-offs

By Clark Howard

Opera Mini offers a way to dramatically reduce how much data you use on your smart phone.

This mobile browser
reduces data consumption by 90% so you can dramatically stretch your data plan with your carrier.

Opera Mini is available as a free download for Android, Apple, Blackberry, Windows and Symbian S60 smartphones. Because it only sips data, you may even be able to stay on a lower data plan when you're using it. Plus, in my experience using Opera Mini, it's really fast to boot!

So try downloading it. It will improve your web surfing and save you money on the data side.

Another option for you to try would be Onavo, a free app that compresses data on your smartphone and saves you money. The compression process to your data is much like what cable and satellite TV companies do versus traditional over-the-air broadcast signals.