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Opera offers some great tips on how you can more effectively use your mobile data.

It’s closing time at the all-you-can-eat mobile data buffet. More operators globally are moving away from unlimited data plans and moving towards tiered pricing with hard ceilings on the data available for you to use. These data caps leave consumers to wonder just how many times they can browse their favorite sites, read their email, watch videos before getting hit with a charge for exceeding their plan’s limits. In this month’s State of the Mobile Web Report (http://www.opera.com/smw/), Opera details how to manage that shiny, new plan, so you can get the most out of your shiny, new device. Loading Facebook.com just once will eat up more than 200 KB of data, according to Opera’s research. With a browser like Opera Mini, which shrinks data down to a fraction of its original size, you can view Facebook 8.5 times using that same 200 KB. By saving data here, you can ‚spend‚ it on more useful activities like editing documents for work or watching videos of sneezing pandas. ‚I hate billing surprises and I don’t want to obsess over each page load. I just want to check my email, browse the web and use apps,‚ said Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. ‚I think most people feel the same. That’s why we recommend some common-sense strategies to get the most out of these new plans. A few simple tips can go a long way.‚

Opera’s top tips:

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