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Android App can browse web on T-Mobile without data plan

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 10 Sep 2011 21:40 User comments (11)

Android App can browse web on T-Mobile without data plan Not likely to be a working loophole for very long.
Customers of T-Mobile in the United States might be able to browse the web on their Android phone even if they don't have a data plan. Smozzy is an Android application that lets you browse through the web without a data plan, because the content is requested and delivered entirely via SMS and MMS messages.

Of course that means your plan had better include unlimited messaging.

It has been tested only with the Nexus S and HTC G2 devices so far, and will only work with T-Mobile's U.S. service.

Use of he beta app is entirely at your own risk of course. Reviews for the app so far are mixed.

More info: https://market.android.com/...

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11 user comments

110.9.2011 22:25

wish i was in us id bash that like mad!, great idea though

211.9.2011 13:04

i always get unlimited sms and i barely touch more then 30 a month.......handy if they did that here in the uk

311.9.2011 17:18

When I do not have Data coverage (out of the city, on the open-range area) and only have a Phone coverage on my phone (Sensation)....it's handy.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 12 Sep 2011 @ 7:08

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411.9.2011 18:07

Yeah, but, ehrm... Is unlimited messaging really unlimited and reliable?

A 150 KB web page would need 1,000 SMS to be downloaded, with no single data loss, nor signifficant lag, which would have to be sorted and rendered afterwards, so... Is this some kind of a joke or what? I just can't believe this can be put into practice at all.


"You know, it seems that quotes on the internet are becoming less and less reliable." -Abraham Lincoln.

512.9.2011 7:11

Originally posted by dali:
Yeah, but, ehrm... Is unlimited messaging really unlimited and reliable?

A 150 KB web page would need 1,000 SMS to be downloaded, with no single data loss, nor signifficant lag, which would have to be sorted and rendered afterwards, so... Is this some kind of a joke or what? I just can't believe this can be put into practice at all.
A Very Cool App. It works just like surfing the net with your phone using Opera Mini: rendering and almost as fast.....Your text the URL, send and your replay is your connection :)))
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 12 Sep 2011 @ 7:32

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The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

612.9.2011 10:15

Originally posted by Mrguss:
A Very Cool App. It works just like surfing the net with your phone using Opera Mini: rendering and almost as fast.....Your text the URL, send and your replay is your connection :)))

Wow... I'd never imagine that'd work, but now, just when anybody could think there's anything else out there waiting to be invented, I see it does. Well done. Hope it lasts!

"You know, it seems that quotes on the internet are becoming less and less reliable." -Abraham Lincoln.

712.9.2011 12:41

Ahhh... how the Devil has work for idle hands.


812.9.2011 15:06

Now, make that work with torrents and you've got something! ;)


Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

912.9.2011 16:11

Awesome concept! Seems like a great thing for anyone in too awful an area, but it turns out to be even slower than the Edge network around here. Not really a surprise I guess, even old Data is Data.

Surely an amazing thing for anyone without the more expensive plans or in a more-or-less dead area.


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1012.9.2011 18:01

Originally posted by ThePastor:
Now, make that work with torrents and you've got something! ;)
In the very beginning I thought they was using Bit-Torrents since the text message is just a Pixel-Dust and do not cost any money to any phone Co. (Including International and Roaming Text).....that most Co's charge for it......ripping people off.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 14 Sep 2011 @ 6:31

Live Free or Die.
The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

1118.9.2011 0:34

Originally posted by dali:
Yeah, but, ehrm... Is unlimited messaging really unlimited and reliable?

A 150 KB web page would need 1,000 SMS to be downloaded, with no single data loss, nor signifficant lag, which would have to be sorted and rendered afterwards, so... Is this some kind of a joke or what? I just can't believe this can be put into practice at all.
SMS is a text format with characters per message limitations. As it works ALSO with MMS, situation would substantially be different.

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