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kennethCmuir 01-09-2013 05:21 AM

Pushing frequency when roaming
 
Can anyone advise if a telco can set the push frequency to its own advantage. I was recently scalded in a country where I was charged $0.20 for what appeared to be a push about 100 times per day for a goodly number of days. The odd thing is I did not get anywhere near 100 emails. I then went to another country for even more days and incurred about 30 $0.20 charges per day but again nowhere near 30 emails per day. I downloaded nothing (used my laptop instead) and used no apps as it was a second phone just for home contact. Was it a result of pushing or something else.

dc/dc 01-09-2013 06:17 AM

Re: Pushing frequency when roaming
 
No, the carrier doesn't set this.

kennethCmuir 01-09-2013 07:15 AM

Re: Pushing frequency when roaming
 
Thanks dc/dc, but any idea what these $0.20 fees are for, and why the daily number varies from country to country given the pattern of usage I've described?

dc/dc 01-09-2013 08:50 AM

Re: Pushing frequency when roaming
 
Well, the BlackBerry servers push things to the devices on a regular basis, and if you were in an area were your signal was not so great or you were changing towers regularly, then there would be more heartbeat synchronisations to the servers. I assume you are being charged $.20 per KB? If you were roaming in APAC and do it regularly, have you considered this: https://www.optus.com.au/shop/mobile...bdrlink140512?

knottyrope 01-09-2013 11:01 AM

Re: Pushing frequency when roaming
 
there is no polling with push

its just gets pushed to device from RIM NOC queue

dc/dc 01-09-2013 11:32 AM

Re: Pushing frequency when roaming
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by knottyrope (Post 1795913)
there is no polling with push

its just gets pushed to device from RIM NOC queue

Correct, but the devices do receive heartbeats.

kennethCmuir 01-09-2013 09:23 PM

Re: Pushing frequency when roaming
 
Thanks dc/dc
Plausible but I don't think so as in both countries I was in capital cities with good signal strength and I was working in an office so not moving about. I also received few emails and the pattern of the charges is just too consistent: ~100/day in one country and ~33/day in another both with apparently little variation from day to day. That ~100 could be every 15 minutes. I suspect there has to be something triggering a regular check but not sure whether that is generated by my Blackberry or the carrier. So the title of this thread is probably not appropriate any more.
Your guess at $0.20 per kB is close to the mark. I've dug up that it is $0.02 per kB but in 10kB increments.
Thanks Knottyrope
I appreciate pushing is Blackberry's claim to fame.
Regards


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