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# 37206 9-Jul-2009 09:54
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I am about to receive a BlackBerry Bold for a review, and wondered about to the Telecom pages to check a plan...

Why is that you can get 240 MB/month for NZ$18, and a BlackBerry plan is 30 MB/month for $29.95?







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  # 232897 9-Jul-2009 10:00
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I guess that is what RIM charges XT for accessing their servers and services? RIM is a love and a hate thing for me :( and everyone else I would say.

Edit: also XT offers better pricing for higher bandwidth, like 400mb for 35 bucks compared to Vodafone's 200MB for 40... so I may be switching, just looking at handsets availability not a fan of Qwerty ...

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  # 233789 10-Jul-2009 17:09
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and from what i've read elsewhere.. Blackberry's data is highly compressed or something like that.

One guy on here explained it saying "1.5mb of BB data, is like 10-20mb of normal data (on say a WM phone)"


how true that is, i don't know to be honest.





 
 
 
 


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  # 233795 10-Jul-2009 17:13
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Oh it's true, it's true! I barely go through my 200 MB with tweeting browsing and blogging now! Emails etc too!

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  # 233797 10-Jul-2009 17:14
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zocster: Oh it's true, it's true! I barely go through my 200 MB with tweeting browsing and blogging now! Emails etc too!

Oh okay, thats not bad.

I go through my 100mb too fast :(


I spose you cant tether the blackberry though, eh?





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  # 233798 10-Jul-2009 17:17
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Now where is that quote button. Yes you can tether quite painful on 2g though so I don't but you can 3g with the bold etc.

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  # 233799 10-Jul-2009 17:19
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zocster: Now where is that quote button. Yes you can tether quite painful on 2g though so I don't but you can 3g with the bold etc.


ohh okay.

I might look into that then, although.. not keen on the Blackberry OS to be honest (but thats for another thread)

Interesting about the data though.. I will keep that in mind.. I should actually do a bit of research on it, quite amazed.





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