FREE BROWSING TUTORIALS
The following are the most basic tricks for free
mobile GPRS access, they may not work on all mobile
networks worldwide but they sure will hopefully
work on some.
USING THE @ TRICK FOR FREE GPRS ACCESS.
This is by far the oldest trick to access free internet on mobile phone, sadly it also rarely works
these days as it has been so old and naive. The trick
is to get hold of one url (site address) which is not
charged by the operator. For example: It can be econetmobile.co.zw (this is just an example) which might be free of cost to access on Econet mobile
network as the site actually belongs to the parent
company. So what we will do here is that we will add
an @ sign after the url and then add the main url / site address which you wish to visit. i.e. If you
wish to visit trickywap.tk you will need to type http://firstname.lastname@example.org
and magically you will land up at http://trickywap.tk
. This trick somewhat fools your GPRS service
provider regarding the address which you want to
visit. The trick used to work 100 percent sure earlier
but now its a bit difficult to predict how it would
fare with different networks of the world like
Vodafone, Hutch, Airtel, Vodacom, MTN, Idea, Reliance, T-Mobile, Verizon and more. It is however definitely
worth a try. Please keep in mind that only http
requests will be possible via this trick and ssl, ftp,
instant messenger service will not work with it
80 PROXY PORT ACCESS TRICK.
Sometimes within the GPRS settings we find a note from service provider mentioning us to have an 80
primary proxy port set in order to access GPRS,
such a system can be exploited to access free GPRS
service manually as well as via an application client
like Teashark Mobile Web Browser. The logic behind
such a browsing is that, your mobile pone accesses websites in parts via the 80 proxy port which
enables it to surpass any detection of usage.
Manually you can access any site for free of cost by
adding :80 after the domain name and extension. For example: http://trickywap.tk:80
. While adding :80 post number after each url domain, its more logical to
use the TeaShark Browser which follows the same
pattern and saves your cost. This Free GPRS trick
works for most mobile networks around the world and
especially was a hyped up flaw for the Airtel Live
Service. FREE BROWSING ON HTTPS SITES
Https Sites are secure sites which require as well
as provide a ssl certificate of access
authentication. It is found that its free to surf such
sites on certain few mobile networks, including that
of UK and some parts of Europe. The success of such a trick is a boon but it hardly makes any
difference as 98 percent of mobile websites do not
follow the https service request protocol. Hence this trick may be working but it is dud when the quotient
of usability arises.
GPRS DATA ACCESS PLANS.
Mobile networks have changed the way they do their
billing these days. The subscriber bears burnt if he
accesses GPRS service without being subscribed to any GPRS subscription Plans. The best way to avoid
being charged much is to subscribe to the GPRS plan
in its infancy introductory stage and adhere to it.
Most mobile networks globally follow a system to
upkeep a subscription plan unless the subscriber
opts for a competent new service or unsubscribes from it. Another method is to maintain a nil balance
sheet i.e zero account balance and then trying to
access the service. The last alternative for free
mobile internet browsing / surfing is hacking into the
mobile network intranet server and never paying a
penny to them. The last resort seems preposterous, and should not be resorted to.
Since free GPRS browsing has become a scarce
opportunity, its better to employ means to save data
usage by following certain set of actions like:
1) Disable images in the mobile web browser.
2) Browse only .mobi or mobile optimized sites. 3) Use a bandwidth saver application like Opera mini.
4) Etc... Etc
I will be detailing such tips within the next GPRS
tricks article, till then you may try and enjoy free
browsing via any of the above methods. Just please
make sure if the network is charging you with any credit cost before you start using these cheat-
codes on a massive scale. Since no system is free
from loop-holes, more GPRS access tricks are bound
to come up in future, so have us bookmarked in your
browser, as we will be sharing those free GPRS
tricks wit the entire world.