When severely restricted in bandwidth, browsing the Internet through text only can be a lifesaver.
Completely minimizing bandwidth usage is occasionally required. For example, many Windows 8 mobile devices are shackled with severely restricted bandwidth plans. Overage costs can be crazy expensive. Additionally, if your connection speed is severely restricted, preventing the loading of pictures and animations will greatly speed up your browsing.
Hopefully, you will not need to use such desperate measures often. Surfing the Internet only through text is certainly not the modern experience that we expect. However, knowing about this lifesaver is essential when bandwidth is precious.
When you use your browser again, you will notice that all pictures and animations will not load. When you are in a less restricted environment, just reverse these steps to return your browsing to normal.