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Smozzy Android app allows mobile web access without a data plan

Sep 11, 2011, 14:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Humphries)

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"The app is called Smozzy and it works on Android phones. For the moment it only works with T-Mobile in the U.S., but that could change in the future.

"Smozzy works by taking advantage of an unlimited messaging plan. To access the web you send a request for the webpage you want to visit via SMS to Smozzy. In return the Smozzy servers grab the webpage you have requested along with all the required assets. They are then placed in a ZIP file, encoded as a PNG, and delivered to your phone as an MMS. Each page can be up to 5 MMS messages long and gets presented in your Android web browser."

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