06-27-2008, 10:06 AM
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Winnipeg MB Canada
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I am not on BES but have an idea that may work.
When I was overseas last year, I didn't get a special roaming or int'l plan, so I wanted to limit data usage, yet have phone and sms capability.
What I did was, go to Options, Mobile Network, and set Data Services to Off (or Off When Roaming). What will do is change the EDGE indicator to edge (lowercase).
While in this state, I received no email, did not get newsfeed or weather updates, etc., and needless to say, I refrained from OTA application installs and such.
Every few days, when I couldn't stand it any longer, I would turn Mobile Network back on. My email would flood in, I would get my news/weather updates, and then I would shut Mobile Network back off. I would do all email replies "offline" (rather, just while not connected) and if it was urgent, I would turn the Mobile Network back on for a few minutes so that the replies could go out.
Reflecting on this, it probably did not save a LOT of data, since I did get all my emails that I would have had I left the Mobile Network on. But it did minimize weather and news updates that occur throughout the day without my having to go change the settings in each application and stuff.
The beauty of it was that it was just one setting, and is easy enough to test just by trying it out before leaving on the trip. If email stops while it's turned off, is it mission accomplished?
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