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    How to save bandwidth but not making my BB nearly useless outside the US?

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    Hi all. I have a trip to Canada coming up and was wondering about the steps I need to take to avoid getting too high of data useage whilst there.

    Does anyone here know of a good data transfer tracking application that I can use to see how much data I have used and can perhaps break it down by date? Would such a program be transparent and need not be manually started even between reboots? Perhaps it can warn me every megabyte or so letting me know I have used another meg?

    I do not use the traditional e-mail client featured on my BB and just check it on Gmail and Yahoo Mobile. (I don't like getting dozens of e-mails pushed to my phone daily.)

    Also, I have Opera Mini and the standard BlackBerry browser. Which one saves more data when compared side-by-side? What settings should I be using to keep the data transfer at a minimum? Is there a way to allow only mobile/WAP sites only or at least disable HTML browsing unless I allow it manually?

    About how much bandwidth does JiveTalk typically use per day if left on and I IM with it perhaps 1 to 2 hours a day?

    Thanks very much for whatever help you can give me on keeping data transfer down whilst in Canada.

    PS: I use an 8320 w/ OS 4.5.0.44 and am on T-Mobile USA, which typically charges 0.01 USD/KB in Canada and 0.015 USD/KB everywhere else outside USA.

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    Did you know you could just turn off mobile data and use wifi instead?
    I mean, if you are going to be at someone's home and they have a local wifi lan, just ask them for their pw and start using wifi, I did so while in mexico city when I still had my 8820 and it worked like a charm.
    I can't remember if jivetalk worked while on wifi but I am sure as hell all my emails would arrive flawlessly and I could browse the net and everything, that's because it automatically auths to bis while on wifi.

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    By the way, on my 8820 I had a wap browser.
    You should have one on your 8320, I believe all you have to do is go to options and select wap as default.
    That should help with the kb use.

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    Question

    I knew about Wi-Fi of course, but when it is not available & I need data, is there any way for me to track usage?

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    I'm guessing no such program that tells you how much bandwidth you used exists?

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    Not sure you must check with another person

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