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Old 06-17-2008, 01:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a BB 8310. How do I tell how much data I'm using?

I'm traveling internationally next week and I'm wondering if I should turn off Data Services. The price is going to be $.20 / KB.

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Wirelessly posted (positive thoughts!!!)

How long will you be gone?

You can turn data services off on the device
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I have a BB 8310. How do I tell how much data I'm using?

I'm traveling internationally next week and I'm wondering if I should turn off Data Services. The price is going to be $.20 / KB.

Thanks in advance.
Hey! I'm doing the same thing... not sure if you know, but I also called AT&T and had them add "Extended International Roaming" to my account, so I'll be able to call and use data if needed. I'll probably just turn data services off because a lot of people here said it can be very pricey without the Int'l BB plan.

Oh, you can log into your AT&T wireless account and see your data usage. I'm not sure how up-to-date it will be if traveling internationally though.

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Wirelessly posted (positive thoughts!!!)

How long will you be gone?

You can turn data services off on the device
A little over a week. I'd rather not turn off data services.

Also I screwed up the original post -- it's $.02 / KB, not $.20 / KB.

Do I use less than 50KB ($1) a day just receiving truncated BES emails? I think so. But I don't know.
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There's a great little free program called MiniMoni to track data usage.

From Blackberry Cool (independent thoughts & screen shot)...
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MiniMoni - Traffic monitor for BlackBerry
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according to AT&T, international data per kb is $0.02 per kb... 2 cents per kb, not 20. but if you get their international data plan for $25/mo, you get 20MB included and additional kb are a half cent $0.005... a quarter of the standard rate.


and here's the full details on international data for AT&T

Travel Tips | Wireless from AT&T, formerly Cingular
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according to AT&T, international data per kb is $0.02 per kb... 2 cents per kb, not 20. but if you get their international data plan for $25/mo, you get 20MB included and additional kb are a half cent $0.005... a quarter of the standard rate.


and here's the full details on international data for AT&T

Travel Tips | Wireless from AT&T, formerly Cingular
that's actually for the iphone...

BlackBerry® International $69.99 per month**
Use your BlackBerry device to send and receive unlimited e-mail in the U.S. and around the world in over 140 countries. Call 1-800-331-0500 to sign up now.
BlackBerry® International with Voice $64.99 per month
Combine BlackBerry International with your existing wireless voice plan and get a $5 monthly discount off the $69.99 data plan price.
Call 1-800-331-0500 to sign up now.

and you're required to sign a one-year contract. there was a thread last week where someone was able to get a month only though...
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that's actually for the iphone...

BlackBerry® International $69.99 per month**
Use your BlackBerry device to send and receive unlimited e-mail in the U.S. and around the world in over 140 countries. Call 1-800-331-0500 to sign up now.
BlackBerry® International with Voice $64.99 per month
Combine BlackBerry International with your existing wireless voice plan and get a $5 monthly discount off the $69.99 data plan price.
Call 1-800-331-0500 to sign up now.

and you're required to sign a one-year contract. there was a thread last week where someone was able to get a month only though...
whoops. haha! nice catch.
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