Onavo Extend adds LTE/CDMA support, will help cut down on data usage

Onavo Extend, an existing iOS app that helps you save up to 80% on your data consumption, has just added support for 4G LTE iPads, and the iPhone 4S on CDMA networks. Using cloud-based technology and some and compression magic, Onavo helps make sure that you don’t go over your monthly data plan. Basically, here’s how it works:

Onavo Extend installs a configuration profile (which includes your operator’s APN settings) on your device so that data you receive from the Internet is compressed in our cloud-based compression service, located in datacenters operated by Amazon Web Services. The compressed data is then sent to your mobile device so that you get a leaner, faster and more efficient version of the web.

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Complaining about your expensive data plan? How would you feel about a $17400 monthly bill?

Almost a year ago, when I was just starting to write for TMA, I ran a story about a poor sod who ran into an almost $15000 data charge due to a bug in Safari that continued streaming video from Youtube even after Safari was closed. Well, this record has just been broken! After a measely 4 hour session on the internet, a user got stuck with a whopping  $17500 bill!

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