Does Web Browsing on the iPod Touch use less bandwidth than normal computer browsing?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Noise..., Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Noise...

    Noise... Banned

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    I have Verizon mobile broadband, which has a 5GB monthly limit. This sucks. Seriously.

    This month, I'm at 4.10GB usage, and I still have 9 days until it resets. It will be even higher later, as I watched a bunch of vids on Youtube last night thinking it was only at 3GB usage. It just hasn't updated the usage yet today.

    Now - will browsing on my iPod conserve bandwidth? I'd have to make an ad-hoc network for wi-fi from my notebook. Will I save any bandwidth, or probably not?

    I have adblock running, if that makes a big difference.
  2. breakkdown

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    If you load the same pages that you load on your computer, then no.
    If you load "mobile" versions of the pages, then yes.
  3. jamil_d

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    No; iPod has a full-featured browser.

    Web Browsing shouldn't take up too much bandwidth. I wouldn't worry too much; just don't watch YouTube. Still ~900MB left.
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    Nine days left and that many megabytes of data is plenty. This website is only about 200 kb large. For moderate web browsing, especially if you access sites like the mobile ESPN instead of the regular ESPN, you should be fine. But stay off of youtube!
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    If you're that worried about going over, disable styles/formats and images in your desktop browser. Sure, every website would look like a bunch of text, but you're gonna be conserving bandwidth.

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