We take along our Wi-Fi Internet dongle and laptop to send mails and share memories with our friends and family. Admittedly, sharing tidbits of vacations and keeping in touch with friends using Wi-Fi Internet from our notebook is fun and feasible; but, our convenience and joy of sharing cost us extra on our Internet bills. Hence, we should care enough to optimize our Internet usage in order to save money on our Internet bills. If you are seeking ideas on how to save money on Internet usage and Internet service during your vacation, then following points would be worth considering.
Tips on how to save money on Internet usage
- Call your Internet service provider and ask for an economic data plan while you are visiting other states and countries. Discuss your hours of usage, time of usage (whether during day or night), your budget etc., to find the right data plan to save money on your Internet usage on your vacation.
- Resist your urge of sharing travel photos just after you clicked through mails or via social networks. Remember, uploading image files (especially those comparatively larger .bmp image files) would take longer and eat up upload limits. However, you can save money on your Internet usage by resizing larger image files into smaller size and converting into .jpeg, .gif, .png formats. You can also save a copy of all the photos to upload when you land up on a port.
- Make sure you are drafting your mails and saving them in offline mode. Thus, you can save hours of Internet usage while you are composing e-mails. After you write, just copy-and-paste the mail body content to the text area of the e-mail client you use. You can save money further by downloading all e-mails and save to read then in offline mode.
- Why donâ€™t you opt for using an Internet cafĂ© or cyber cafĂ© in the city (or town) you came for vacation. Thus, you can save data limit sanctioned to your Wi-Fi Internet connection.
At last but not least, connect your Smatphone to your laptop and use it as a Wi-Fi hotspot. Remember, this may charge you extra on your voice plan. However, this will lower your Internet usage expenses and aid you in saving money. Do you find these tips useful? Drop us your comments below.