Free Smartphone data saving app

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones' started by supermatelot, Sep 4, 2011.

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  1. Just seen something on BBC 'click' about a free app called Anavo. Apparently it monitors and controls the phone's apps / email / browser data usage by compressing it before it is uploaded / downloaded. Supposed to make great savings when roaming and also reduces the amount of data transmitted, handy if you have a capped data plan.
     
  2. Yep, thats the one. Sorry, miss-spelled.

    I don't know if it does work as well as it's reviews say as I've only had it installed an hour or so. I suppose the true test will come when I'm off abroad next in a few weeks. Sounds like a good way to prevent inadvertant massive bills when roaming.
     
  3. The only thing of concern, is that traffic will pass through their servers. So to that end, privacy is a major issue. It only takes one disgruntled employee of theirs to cause a world of hurt. However, that is the case for any ISP or similar service I suppose.
     
  4. How would the Skifta service compare? stick all your films on your lappy at home and watch via skifta on your phone at base.

    Skifta™

    You would require free wifi service to make economic sense though.
     
  5. As a free app, I would imagine the phone is self monitoring data usage, I may be wrong. It doesnt make economic sense to divert the data.