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Old 06-29-2005, 03:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey All - just got my 7290 yesterday and still learning the ropes. I have a question regarding airtime and international travel. I have T-Mobile, with a BES hookup and unlimmited data plan. I was told by T-Mobile that when roaming international, there is a surcharge for data. My coworkers however, tell me that when they travel overseas, they never get any additional charges.

What I'm guessing, is that when on a BES, sending/recving email doesn't incur those charges - but web browsing will. Can anyone confirm this theory?

This leads me to the second part of my question. I also have my device set up to retrieve a personal POP mail account. From what I've read, this does NOT utilize the pull technology. Does this mean I will incur these extra charges for every POP mail I download? If this is the case, is there any way around this?

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Actually the Web Client does use the pull technology. It goes and pulls email from your POP account and sends it to your handheld.

The BES uses push technology, which means when you get a message the system automatically "pushes" it out to your handheld.

I don't know how TMO manages their charges though
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Sorry - I mistyped - I meant that POP doesn't use the PUSH technology. Can anyone point me to a good resource which describes the technical differences between the two? When the device is PULLING, is it acting as a modem? Or is the data riding on a different signal?
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Maybe this link can give you some information?

http://www.blackberry.com/support/client/index.shtml
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