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    How much Data does it use chatting with people on it all day. Or Is it Free to use when you have a Data Plan??

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    Re: BB messenger

    Its free with data plan

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    Re: BB messenger

    BB Messenger is quite data efficent, but it depends on how many contacts/messages you type. It is free to use but does deduct from your allocated data plan as would any data traffic. How many MB do you get a month?

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    Re: BB messenger

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    It's free and I'm glad. That's the best part of using a bb!

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    Re: BB messenger

    I have 1mb a month...
    and talk every day on the Messenger.
    Just wonder how much it uses

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    Re: BB messenger

    I am curious though, how a BB messenger message differs from other types of text messages. I have an unlimited data plan but do not have have a message plan (cingular) as such, I get charged, I believe something like .10 / message on an ad hoc basis (no necessarily for BB messenger since I haven't used it - but text messages in general).
    Why wouldn't BB messenger messages be charged at the same toll?
    I realize that some plans could include text messages in their data plan but I have found them to be two different categories of plans for most carriers.

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    Re: BB messenger

    I know what you mean.. but my Plan with (rogers) is 1mb with data and i found last month i used like 2mb so i was charged more... guess i need a bigger plan and i dont even open up any email either.. i dont understand why i was useing so much data. Does it use Date even if i dont Open the Email>??

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    Re: BB messenger

    kevinmustang,

    Using BB Messenger and receiving and sending mails all generate data. Opening the mail shouldn't make a difference unless it is alarge mail and has to recieve "more"

    The thing about BB is that they are always on and always connected. So data is always flowing. Other devices you need to dial up and retrieve mail, so only when you dial up do you use data. Does this make anything any clearer.

    Feel free to pin or BB messenger me if you need to know anything else.

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    Re: BB messenger

    Quote Originally Posted by basic
    I am curious though, how a BB messenger message differs from other types of text messages. I have an unlimited data plan but do not have have a message plan (cingular) as such, I get charged, I believe something like .10 / message on an ad hoc basis (no necessarily for BB messenger since I haven't used it - but text messages in general).
    Why wouldn't BB messenger messages be charged at the same toll?
    I realize that some plans could include text messages in their data plan but I have found them to be two different categories of plans for most carriers.
    BB Messenger is data only. Other regulat text messenging is SMS. With an unlimited Data plan you get all data included but not SMS or MMS(picture messeges) they are a different type of comm.


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    Re: BB messenger

    You need a larger data plan. Trying to count MB will not let you enjoy the full benefits of the BB.

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    Re: BB messenger

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~
    Unlimited data is the best way to go!

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    Re: BB messenger

    Quote Originally Posted by scboatman
    BB Messenger is data only. Other regulat text messenging is SMS. With an unlimited Data plan you get all data included but not SMS or MMS(picture messeges) they are a different type of comm.

    thanks scboatman. I was not aware of that subtle difference.

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    Re: BB messenger

    would that also be true of google talk?

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    Re: BB messenger

    google talk uses data not sms/text messages
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    Re: BB messenger

    Quote Originally Posted by cliffr39
    google talk uses data not sms/text messages
    thanks cliffr39. very cool. learn something new everyday (well, except yesterday - I learned nothing yesterday...or that day before for that matter...but that day before that...wow...lot's of stuff ...

    actually, let me clarify that...
    if you go into google talk and pull up one of your contacts, GoogleTalk asks you if you want to "email", "call" or "sms" the contact...
    this may just be a case where sms has universal meaning separate from the transmission mechanism (ie. what else could you ask? "data" the contact).

    update: talked to cingular data support - they verified cliffr39's response that googletalk messages were treated as data/internet and not as text messages.
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