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With these tools, your flat rate stays fast


Annoying: Many DSL providers limit their flat rates. For users with surf sticks, it usually ends earlier. Regardless of the provider: These tools protect your flat rate volume and put off the Internet brake!

Telekom once wanted to put an end to high-speed internet for users of a 16 Mbit line at 75 GB per month and activate the throttle.

After that, it should only continue at a snail’s pace
– see you next month. In the meantime, Telekom has rowed back again. Regardless of whether you are a DSL, UMTS or LTE surfer – with these programs you will get by longer with your data volume.

To know how much you can surf, play online and download data this month, you have to measure your data usage. In the gallery you will find two tools that do this for you. A detailed guide to

You can find measurement of your traffic consumption in this guide.

If you want to save the maximum amount of Internet traffic, you don’t just rely on programs. In addition, it is necessary to make some settings in the browser. For example, we recommend deactivating prefetching in Firefox. With this technology, the browser preloads data that you may not need at all. Prefetching is supposed to speed up surfing, but it also leads to unnecessary downloads. Deactivate the feature by typing “about: config” without quotation marks in the address bar of the browser. Find “prefetch” and double-click “network-prefetch-next” to set the value to “false”. Finished.

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