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How to use less internet bandwidth? - urbankid12 - 08-03-2018

I had my own basic ideas of how to use less internet.  Public library, public wifi, having go to tv shows on dvd/digital format offline music such as pandora..

but I wanted to see what other people have to curb their internet usage to get the most cost savings out of cheaper less sizeable bandwidth packages.  If anyone has any ideas or suggestions I'd love to hear about them.   Also if you want to talk about how you get the most out of your internet that be nice to hear.

This should be about using less internet while we still get to maintain a high quality of life.  Here goes nothing right?


RE: How to use less internet bandwidth? - DLTooley - 08-03-2018

My highest quality of life campsites only get 3g.


RE: How to use less internet bandwidth? - Vonbrown - 08-03-2018

https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-stop-using-all-your-mobile-data/


RE: How to use less internet bandwidth? - frater secessus - 08-06-2018

RVwiki article:  conserving bandwidth


RE: How to use less internet bandwidth? - lenny flank - 08-06-2018

I've never been any place where I could not get a free wifi, at a mall, library, or fastfood, within ten minutes. On rainy days I'm happy to sit there all day and upload/download anything I want (as well as do my job online).

Smile

(Of course, I mostly urban camp. It may not be an option if you boondock a lot.)


RE: How to use less internet bandwidth? - Regie - 08-06-2018

(08-03-2018, 03:26 PM)Vonbrown Wrote:  https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-stop-using-all-your-mobile-data/

That's quite useful! Thanks a lot for sharing.


RE: How to use less internet bandwidth? - brucedevauxone - 08-15-2018

for Gmail users (is there any other kind)
turn OFF "Always display external images"
and set it to 
"Ask before displaying external images"
this will not only SAVE DATA but speed up your email when the signal is slow
this is easy to do under the settings icon

this option is "ON" by default
just like i mentioned in an earlier post- the internet developers set every option to default for the highest data usage (at least that is the way it seems)

here is a good example of how it will save data:
IMAGES are data hogs-
i have several friends that like to forward me cute jokes and such-
many times these EMs are a long list of images that i really do not care to view-
BUT with the option "ON" as soon as i open their EM that data is WASTED


RE: How to use less internet bandwidth? - brucedevauxone - 08-15-2018

TURN OFF all IDOL streaming (unless you are right there watching)
LOL- i just read a post (another thread) where the user listed his streaming habits- he mentioned he likes YT on in background while doing other things- and he listed all the streaming services he pays for-
the CARRIERS love these kinds of users- not to mention the wasted $$$s on member fees!
for me i only have 2 eyes so i can not justify streaming YT while i am focused on other things-


RE: How to use less internet bandwidth? - RVTravel - 08-15-2018

https://www.popsci.com/block-pop-ups-alerts-autoplay-video

Good link to block autoplay videos and other things to lower bandwidth usage.


RE: How to use less internet bandwidth? - DLTooley - 08-16-2018

One rant in this regard are those sites that have all the image based ads and click bait stories.