Smozzy for Android lets you surf the web for free (kind of)
Being able to surf the web on the go is cool indeed and is something that every modern smartphone excels at. But at the same time, the data plan that doing so requires does not always come cheap. However, somebody came up with a clever way of accessing the internet without the need for one and without being charged for the transmitted data.
Here is how the magic happens: Smozzy is an Android app that looks like your ordinary web browser, but works in a very different manner. All the data that is being sent and received gets routed via SMS and MMS and is processed by the Smozzy servers. When you request a web page, the server compresses it as a ZIP file, which gets encoded as a PNG file. After that, the image gets sent to you and Smozzy takes care of converting it back to a usable web page. Ingenious, don't you think?
Of course, Smozzy has more than a few drawbacks. It goes without saying that being subscribed to an unlimited messaging plan is a requirement, unless you want to be charged for the transmitted text messages. Besides, it is a bit slow due to the way it operates. Also, Smozzy is tailored to work specifically on T-Mobile, an although you can try it on Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, or any carrier you prefer, it might be buggy.
With that out of the way, those who wish to give Smozzy a try are free to hit the source link below. The app is available for free on the Android Market.
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