OK, thanks guys. Seems like a lot of work, though. I was hoping to just install one or two things and be done. This seems more manual and laborious than I was expecting. :O)
Have you tried the latest version of Opera? It has settings for slow connections that reduce download sizes of pages and images. Also, it is the easiest browser to use with images disabled, easy toggle right there on the page.
You can also run Opera Mini on your desk top. This is the smart phone version of Opera. The pages look good, and there is only a fraction of MBs used compared to the regular browsers. If interested, a quick search will fix you up.