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Master Geek

#63436 26-Jun-2010 20:09
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I would like to leave meesenger on all the time on my Nokia 3710 phone. IM not to sure how much data will get used....

Do you think the 50MB Data Pack will do for a month.. I only chat about 20 times a day with messenger but do like to have it running..

Thank you..

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  #345615 26-Jun-2010 22:00
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Unfortunately, the answer is probably "aw hell no". Messenger programs don't use a lot of bandwidth to poll the servers, but they need to do it really frequently. I suggest just doing it for one day, and seeing what it uses, and deciding from there.


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Ultimate Geek

#345627 26-Jun-2010 22:54
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Interesting question. I guess the answer would be pretty variable depending on how many friends you have, how busy they are, what you send (text vs video) etc. There's a (dated) reference here:

It has a table suggesting that 10-50k per hour might be expected. That translates to 7MB to 35MB a month, so you ought to be safe.

The bigger risk is what else your phone might do if connected 24x7, that would depend on what other apps and system services were running.

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Master Geek

  #345629 26-Jun-2010 22:59
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Just try it, its only $6. Just check *100*1# every couple of days and look at the data usage

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  #345990 28-Jun-2010 11:26
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Possum: Hi

IM not to sure how much data will get used....

Thank you..

I see what you did there... :P

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