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Topic # 43421 19-Oct-2009 20:19
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BB users out there, how much BB data do you usually consume in a month and what do you use the data on? 


I've just checked my data usage through *333 and it said I've used 1GB of data so far and I'm only on 400mb/month plan! I've mostly been using it for receiving emails from my 2 accounts and replying to some of them, internet browsing, and occassional OTA app downloads. Am I really using too much data or is there something wrong? 


Also, I've looked at my TCP/IP settings just now and noticed that the APN Settings isn't enabled. Should I enable this?

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  Reply # 265142 19-Oct-2009 21:09
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1gb is ALOT of emails,

on average I use around 210mb a month



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  Reply # 265180 19-Oct-2009 23:09
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I'm pretty sure I haven't sent THAT much emails for it to reach 1GB in a month. Is there a setting or something that I missed? And does it matter if the APN is enabled or not in the TCP/IP settings?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 265204 20-Oct-2009 07:30
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were the apps you downloaded large files?




gz ftw

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  Reply # 265311 20-Oct-2009 13:27
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I receive about 5-10 emails per day and constantly use facebook and browse the net as much as I can but I only use up about 20-30 mb per month. Guess I just don't use it enough.

1gb is a huuuuge amount of data to be using

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  Reply # 265325 20-Oct-2009 14:04
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1GB is heaps.. Maybe your not using the Blackberry data service, and its not compressing data?

You are using BIS?

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  Reply # 265336 20-Oct-2009 14:45
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Would it function to that extent without a BIS plan? I was under the impression you needed a BIS plan to use data on a bb.

Maybe something is wrong with the compression side of things



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  Reply # 265369 20-Oct-2009 17:09
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@b0untypure1: they were only the regular BB apps available from different forums so they shouldn't be too large.

@DrNut: I receive about 15-20 emails and send out about 5 per day plus the notifications from social networking sites and messengers so I don't think I've used up that 1GB data in a month. I actually thought I wouldn't reach the 400mb limit. Is it possible to be on BIS but still run under the regular XT data service?

@MikeyPl: I did sign up for the BIS and I'm able to use all the BB services on the phone so I'd like to believe I'm running on BIS but I guess I'll have to clarify that with Telecom.

I've turned off my data service for now (which is sad), and I think I'll have to wait til my monthly bill comes and see how much I get charged. I'm only on my second month being on BB data plan and I was only charged for a week on my first bill from the day I signed up until my monthly bill was due so I'm not really sure how I get billed for this.

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  Reply # 265374 20-Oct-2009 17:16
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You shouldn't be using that kind of data for the usage you descibe, unless your emails contain horrendously large attachments. I'd hit up telecom if I were you, somethings not right.
Zocster should be online soon, he's quite clued up on BB's

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  Reply # 265386 20-Oct-2009 17:47
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I barely use 150 max 180mb. What I suggest is if you list the apps you have installed.personally not into myspace so not sure on their method of pushing. If anything like facebook you can turn notifications off. I will be peefed if I get every single notification when someone kill someone on mafia wars. Even with the new bbm even though it drains the battery it should not drain data. Being a mod for a forum I have to subscribe to all and that is a lot of emails.



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  Reply # 265390 20-Oct-2009 18:01
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So far, I've only got FB, Ubertwitter, YahooMessenger, Tumblr, Windows Live Mssgr, and Google talk. On FB, I only get notifications of someone adds me, replies to my posts or sends me a PM.

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  Reply # 265397 20-Oct-2009 18:08
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None of those should be too high on data usage. Do you watch anything like youtube? Vids chew up a lot of data. Other than that I'm dumbfounded.

I'll bow out and let zocster take the reigns

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  Reply # 265398 20-Oct-2009 18:08
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Few questions hmm ubertwitter, do you have it pulling tweets in the background? What about msn etc do you login when you want to?



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  Reply # 265409 20-Oct-2009 18:33
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@DrNut: I tried opening a youtube vid once, but seeing that it switches to WAP when I watch the video, I never did it again.

@zocster: My ubertwitter constantly does have a sign that there are new tweets so I guess it's always on. I only log-on to MSN when I need to to which isn't very often but I do tend to leave my Yahoo mssgr on all the time except when I log-on to my account in the computer as it automatically logs off when it's in use at another device.

I called Telecom just now to clarify this and they said I haven't used 1GB as what *333 had said but I've used 550mb as of last night. It's not as big, but I still don't think I've used up 550mb. Or do my apps really eat up that much data?


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  Reply # 265411 20-Oct-2009 18:36
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That's still quite a substantial amount. Did telecom say how long that 550mb was over?

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  Reply # 265413 20-Oct-2009 18:38
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I don't have apps that are running on the background I don't use IM at all as I am mobile so no time to answer. With twitter I turn pulling new tweets off 3k of people each way gets a bit much if pushed in background. May be try those first turn things off.

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