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How to surf T-Mobile without a data plan

MrSeb (471333) writes | more than 2 years ago

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MrSeb writes "The mother of all ingenious hacks has emerged: if you have an Android smartphone and a T-Mobile (US) unlimited messaging plan, you can now use an app called Smozzy to surf the web... for free. Smozzy is just a wrapper around the standard Android browser, but instead of requiring a data connection, everything is funneled through SMS and MMS. Whenever you click a link, instead of firing off a packet to a remote web server, a web request is instead sent to Smozzy’s intermediate server via SMS. Smozzy forwards the request, downloads the web page you’re trying to visit, and then sends it along to your phone as MMS messages — and both SMS and MMS are completely free with T-Mobile's unlimited messaging plan."
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Lame Hack (1)

neiljt (238527) | more than 2 years ago | (#37349856)

Lame because that level of traffic on the SMS/MMS system will get noticed in 3, 2, 1, ... about now. And guess how long it will take T-Mobile to throttle usage ..
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