BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-20-2011, 01:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Model: 8530
PIN: N/A
Carrier: PlatinumTel
Posts: 4
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Small bits of data being sent/received?

Please Login to Remove!

Hello, newbie to both Blackberries and smartphones in general, so please forgive the (most likely) silly question: I noticed that my BB seems to be sending and/or (I'm not sure which) receiving small bits of data (it looks to be about 0.3k when I turn on the phone and 0.1k every hour or so afterward) when the phone is basically doing nothing and I was wondering if that was normal BB behavior. Thanks!

Last edited by beagleinspace : 10-20-2011 at 01:41 AM.
Offline  
Old 10-20-2011, 06:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
Magic Bananas
 
ifonline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Braselton, Georgia
Model: iP4S
OS: 5.1
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 2,350
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 54 Times in 45 Posts
Default Re: Small bits of data being sent/received?

Yes, depending on what you have running in the background. I have a weather app running that checks for updates every 15 minutes, for example. I wouldn't sweat it.
__________________
Ian

Semper Fi 3/2/2
"Wow" is now overused. Therefore, I will use "Magic bananas" instead.
Offline  
Old 10-20-2011, 12:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Model: 8530
PIN: N/A
Carrier: PlatinumTel
Posts: 4
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Small bits of data being sent/received?

The thing is, I don't (as far as I know) have any background apps running -- I haven't installed any yet. The BB also does not have BIS/BES so I don't think it should be checking for BBMs or push email.
Offline  
Old 10-20-2011, 12:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
Spam Reporter
 
dc/dc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: IAD
Model: 6230
Carrier: Voicestream
Posts: 14,530
Post Thanks: 220
Thanked 345 Times in 311 Posts
Default Re: Small bits of data being sent/received?

Yes, this is normal. Any time you see the diagonal arrows in the upper right hand corner, data is being sent or received. Even though you do not have BIS or BES, the device will continue to check if it has been provisioned. Data will also transmit when you change cells or end a phone call.
__________________
I h8 txtspk.
Offline  
Old 10-20-2011, 03:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Model: 8530
PIN: N/A
Carrier: PlatinumTel
Posts: 4
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Small bits of data being sent/received?

Thank you. I've only ever used feature phones without data before, so I wasn't sure if this was normal or not. From what I've been reading, I should start thinking of my BB as a mini computer that's always connected to the internet -- whether I'm actively using it or not, it's always going to be transferring little bits of data!
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads for: Small bits of data being sent/received?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Data and Wi-Fi phavn03 Social Networking 9 07-22-2010 01:40 PM
Showing continous streamed data on screen and refreshing the screen accordingly hemant.bobade Developer Forum 0 05-19-2009 08:53 AM
Sprint 8830: International Data - Central America > Panama - GPRS?? Jesse J General Legacy Device Discussion 18 08-14-2007 04:00 PM
RIM CEO cautious about unlimited wireless data plans Sterling General BlackBerry Discussion 4 06-07-2006 08:49 AM
BB as a Modem - Data usage - costs and the BES Tolan General BlackBerry Discussion 5 02-26-2006 10:28 AM





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.