Some Internet users complain about the greed of providers, not suspecting that they themselves are sometimes to blame for the inflated cost of services. Sometimes, to reduce it, it is enough to change the tariff or reconfigure the equipment.
Even today, although very rarely, there are Internet users who still get access to it via Dial-Up. Payment in this case is, as you know, time-based. But few people know that in a number of cities there are providers that provide access through Dial-Up, albeit with the slowness inherent in this method of connection, completely free of charge. For example, in Moscow there are two of them:
Particularly interesting is the second of them, which allows you to access not certain, but any resources. However, it should be noted that really free access will be only if you use an unlimited tariff for calls from a landline phone.
Each mobile operator provides Internet access services through one of two access points (APN). One of them is for very old phones that only have a WAP browser. The second is for computers and phones with an HTML-compatible browser. The cost of the same volume of traffic in the second case is much higher. Check which of these points you are using by looking at the corresponding items in the phone settings. Call the operator's consultant - they no longer prevent subscribers from using the second point, even when accessing from the phone, and will be happy to tell you in detail how to reconfigure. Remember that even a mistake in one letter in the name of the access point is considered by some operators as an incorrect setting, which entails billing at the rates for the first access point.
Find out if your mobile operator has an unlimited tariff and what is the subscription fee for it. In the past two years, most operators have reduced the cost of this service by five to ten times. If another operator has introduced such a service in your area, and yours has not yet done so, feel free to blame the operator.
If you use the services of a provider that uses an ADSL or local network connection, find out which tariff plan you are using, and if there is another, cheaper one. The transition to a cheaper tariff also implies a decrease in speed, but too fast Internet is not needed for all subscribers. Make a compromise by choosing a tariff that suits you in terms of price-to-speed ratio.
If you entered into an agreement with a provider or operator for a long time, and have not changed the tariff since then, check if new, more profitable ones have appeared since then. Your old tariff could even be archived, which means that new subscribers are no longer connected to it. By changing your tariff to a new one, you may benefit from cost and speed at the same time.
When using a mobile phone abroad to access the Internet, purchase a local SIM card. Services on your home SIM card are provided at a very high cost, and, moreover, on credit, regardless of the tariff plan, so it is simply dangerous to use it outside your home region.