Introducing Israeli startup Onavo, that empowers smartphone and tablet users to regain control of their mobile data usage, by providing a service that makes mobile data consumption efficient, transparent and manageable. Onavo is an iPhone app that compresses the data that you use on your mobile phone, lowering the amount of data that you receive, in effect extending your data plan by cutting down on total transmission through your carrier.
Smartphones today consume a growing amount of mobile data, be it for web browsing, email or apps. Now that all-you-can-eat data plans are a thing of the past, this mobile data comes at a price. Yet as a user this data usage remains a black hole, with no way to understand it – let alone control it. Hit especially hard are overseas travelers who must put up with expensive data roaming charges.
Onavo helps you save money on mobile data, while connecting your iPhone to our cloud-based technology, “magical shrinking machine”. Onavo is totally seamless once installed, you can go back to using your phone as before. In the background, your data usage from all apps is compressed so that you get more bang for your buck.
Onavo is ideal for:
* Travelers frustrated with expensive data roaming charges and tiny data plans
* Users with a capped data plan
* Users who want to gain insights into their data usage
While Onavo’s primary goal is to save mobile users money where your savings can be about 80% of your data bill, but they are very keen that they gives you information you need to understand, plan and manage your data bill. Get detailed monthly reports that finally enable you to make sense of your data usage.
As far as the price goes app will have free period upon launch. After that users should expect to pay few dollars a month for domestic use, and around $10 a month for international use.