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    BB messenger and data plan

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    HI to all i have a pearl with a 10 mb data plan with vodafone and i was wondering how much data of my plan messenger uses if i chat on it for about an hour , also this might sound stupid but does the messenger count like a sms etc

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    Re: BB messenger and data plan

    Not sure how much data is uded on a conversation and would be hard to estimate, because some say more in an hour than others. BB Messenger uses your data network and should not count as SMS

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    Re: BB messenger and data plan

    thanks for that , but would it be safe to say its cheaper than sms

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    Re: BB messenger and data plan

    As long as you dont go to far over the 10mb

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    Re: BB messenger and data plan

    thanks but how could i estimate not going over 10 mb

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    Re: BB messenger and data plan

    Cingular allows us to check out balances with *BAL. Check with your carrier, there should be a way you can check your usage say after a new billing cycle starts, and talk for 10 mins then check and see how much you used. That is my best guess. Maybe one of the advanced users can provide more

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    Re: BB messenger and data plan

    i don't know if you want to compare the bb messenger to ramble im, but originally when I had that application i would generally use anywhere from 700 to almost 1mb worth of the data in a month using it occasionaly maybe having 2 to 5 minute conversations constantly messaging back and forth every other day or so.

    if you don't browse the internet and are using your data for only bb messenger and emails than you should still be quite alright.

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    Re: BB messenger and data plan

    I new someone with more info would come along

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    Re: BB messenger and data plan

    ok thats cool everyone i thank you all for your help

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    Re: BB messenger and data plan

    ok guys i got it figured out thanks to lewis

    1 character is 1 byte.

    1000 characters is 1 KB (or 1024, depending on which system you're counting with).

    1,000,000 characters is 1 MB.

    That is how you can discover how much data you use.

    This sentence is 26 bytes.

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    Re: BB messenger and data plan

    That is a good way to start, but you will need to add in some small amount for overhead for the data transmision protocol header for each message sent. Sometimes that can be more than the text in the message. For example if the protocol header is 32 bytes, which isn't unusual, then your total for the sentence above would be 58 Bytes.

    But still it takes a lot of messages to add up to a kilobyte.

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    Re: BB messenger and data plan

    right now i have got it , you are all so helpfull , that means roughly i could write 13340 characters an hour for 31 days lol if my maths are correct

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