With all this talk of data plans - unlimited, tiered, throttled... whatever - one developer decided to find a way to circumvent the system and gain access to the web without paying carrier prices. The end result is an app called Smozzy, and it allows T-Mobile customers to surf the web without a data plan of any kind.
Here's the breakdown: Smozzy looks like a typical web browser, but it works very differently underneath that familiar face. When you execute a search or enter a URL in the browser's address bar, it sends that info via SMS to Smozzy's servers and then returns the results via MMS. Brilliant, right? Just wait -- that's only the beginning.
Smozzy then downloads all of the applicable files from the requested page and places them into a zip file. The file is re-encoded as a png and received as an MMS before being displayed in the browser window with full images and working links. Bloody brilliant, if you ask me.
I'm sure it will only be a matter of time before T-Mo tries to put this app underground, but until then, you can enjoy it completely free of charge form the Android Market.