When you travel, you use your phone even more than usual for its other features - taking pictures, playing music, and of course, getting information from the internet. But if you're headed overseas, additional charges for roaming on another country's networks can make your trip a lot more expensive, even if you're just checking your email or social networks.
The easiest way to avoid coming home to a big bill is to turn off auto-synching or push notifications on email and apps if you have a smartphone. And for everything else: use Opera Mini! Here are our top tips for mobile browsing on the road:
- Pack the sites you need in Speed Dial: This comes in especially handy for functions like currency or measurement converters, or even the home page of your country's embassy or consulate.
- Check things in the browser instead of apps: From Facebook to weather reports, email to blogging, you'll save on data (not to mention money) by using Opera Mini instead of a dedicated app.
- Save pages to read offline: If you're not sure when, where or how you'll be able to get online, you can always use the Save page feature to store the information you need.