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How to save bandwidth

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    Default How to save bandwidth

    This article is for users who are on limited tariff 15
    plans where the d/l is restricted to say 1GB or 2.5 GB 25
    The web site : When you open a web site , it may contain flash pictures, video, pictures, links to other sites, et and if you down load all everytime you visit that web site regularly you are wasting your downlimit quota.
    Better to block all popups/pictures/flash video etc and activate them when required.

    Browser selection ;
    FIRFOX
    The most suitable one for this purpose.
    you can use number of addons like Adblockplus, NoScript, FlashBlock, and disable Javascript, java etc to cut the download on an average 30 to 40 % for each web site.
    Also if you are using BSNL Broadband an add-on is
    available to show your usage , just above the task bar.

    Internet Explorer 8:
    improved and you can block pictures in Tools/advanced / browser options. Imagine a web site having 12 pictures . All will be blocked. if you want to see the picture right click the icon . popup are also blocked. .
    I have not tested video flash etc.

    Opera :
    Almost gives you wide choice :
    What you want to see . Specially cached images / no images etc.other options like blocking Java script java also available.

    Google Chrome :
    I have not used it much, but found that everyday there is
    some update, for its various links.no time to test fully.
    (Avant Browser and K-meleon are slim browsers. and do not hog your computer memory.)

    E mails : I prefer to read/send Gmail via Outlook Express. if I open Google Mail directly more Bandwidth is used.
    For Yahoo mail: @ yahoo.co.in accounts it is possible to send /receive email via Outlook Express
    could not verify as my account is @ yahoo.com.

    Automatic Updates
    Check your Start up applications , and how many
    of them have Auto update facilities.Specially Windows Update.
    Antivirus program invariably updates regularly,
    and it is not advisable to disable it. Uncheck
    the others and use when you have enough B/W left.

    Usage meters
    You also check your usage at BSNl portals often.
    This can be avoided by monitoring usage with B/W meters NOT
    dependant on Bsnl Portal , like Shaplus meter
    Tautology B/W meter bitmeter2 etc. Tests show that
    they are alsoreliable and give you enough indication
    about your total usage.
    Of course BSNL metered usage data is final.
    For some tariff plans of MTNL U/l is not counted ,
    but in BSNL/Airtel both U/l and D/L are counted.

    Hope the above helps you to keep within the Usage limit.

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    ^^ i want to add something if you dont feel bad,

    such users may also change their browser cache to 1000-2000mbs, so that common visiting sites will not just load faster but will eat less bandwidth too..

    use light browsers.. and disable pops, flash animations.
    one may also use offline mode if he wants to reach some page he already went and do less private browsing..
    job takes the child away.

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    E mails : I prefer to read/send Gmail via Outlook Express. if I open Google Mail directly more Bandwidth is used.
    For Yahoo mail: @ yahoo.co.in accounts it is possible to send /receive email via Outlook Express
    could not verify as my account is @ yahoo.com.
    I use Thunderbird for both GMail and Yahoo.co.in. Both can be configured very easily and details are available in the sites.
    The main advantage is that a mail is downloaded only once in the system and remains stored in the harddisk and can be accessed any number of times without any need to use the internet again.
    Earth, Wind, Fire, Water, Consciousness.

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    me too want to add something more:never watch videos online between limited time.watch in NU.
    "LIFE IS LIKE AN ICE-CREAM SO ENJOY IT AS MUCH AS U CAN"

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