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Old 05-24-2008, 07:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm new to the blackberry universe so I apoligize for being so naive. I just got it yesterday and my question is, I'm on the $29.99 data plan from VZW. When I'm surfing the internet and close that app how can i prevent it from constantly being on and running up the MB usage? I don't want to use it one time than think its off and come to find out on my bill that its been on for a month and I now have a $1000 phoen bill. I want to prevent any problems before they arise. Any and all help is appreciated. I did turn off the function of finding internet when the phone is roaming not sure if that helps or anything. Again thank you.
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Old 05-24-2008, 08:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello & welcome to BBF!

To close the browser hit the menu key and select close.

This applies to any applications like google maps etc, always make sure you close them properly via the menu key.
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And you can check using the switch applications feature to see if anything else you don't want running is running as well, and choose to shut it down from the blackberry key also. This is more helpful for battery life than the data charges, but the internet browser when running does eat into your battery life.

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[quote=Girion;942919.. This is more helpful for battery life than the data charges, but the internet browser when running does eat into your battery life.
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This is partially true. You should make sure your browser is on the bookmarks page before closing it. Reason being is the BB browser never actually closes--it's always running. You'll see this in the task switcher (Alt + Back).

If you make sure the browser is on a page that does not actively access data (e.g. bookmark page) it won't use battery or data.

Regarding your $30 BIS plan, it's unlimited (virtually) so you really don't have to worry about data usage.
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Old 05-25-2008, 11:45 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I don't want to use it one time than think its off and come to find out on my bill that its been on for a month and I now have a $1000 phoen bill.
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Regarding your $30 BIS plan, it's unlimited (virtually) so you really don't have to worry about data usage.
I'm glad you replied with that, because the OP got me worried for a second there.

When I went to Verizon and asked about the $29.99 plan, they said it was unlimited as well.
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