I’m just now running into a problem with my smartphone. After some traveling and some forgetfulness on my part, I’ve been running close to the top of my data cap for my smartphone. The struggle is real, first world problems, etc. However, in a lot of places, data caps mean that once the phone runs out of online connectivity, the user runs out of online connectivity, too. Hence the need for bandwidth conservation apps. Opera Max not only cuts down on data usage for normal apps, but it also conserves data when streaming music, too.
Reads an official Opera Max company blog post, “Opera Max also saves your data on music apps like Pandora, Slacker Radio and YouTube Music, to name a few. But, this is just the start as we will be bringing even more data savings to more apps over the next few months.”
I just upgraded my data plan from 2 to 3 GB for free, thanks to Verizon, and that bought me more time, but I’m still very low on bandwidth and it’s being shared between my phone and my parents’ tablet. For whatever reason, the 2GB that I did have doesn’t seem to be enough. Of course, I’ve been streaming a lot of music, and I think that might be the cause. Needless to say, I’m really considering giving Opera Max a test drive.Technorati Tags: bandwidth, compression app, data, data compression app, opera max, opera max app, smartphone compression, smartphones, unusual apps