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Old 07-26-2005, 01:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I was planning on going out today or tomorrow to buy a Blackberry 7290 from Rogers on the unlimited plan - but the more I read the more I'm changing my mind as there doesn't seem to be any such thing as "Unlimited".
I travel alot and would be using it to surf the net to kill time, and send some e-mail. (no more than 10 a day). But to see these people getting hit with $300 overages on an unlimited plan is scaring me away from this. I don't have that kind of money to be throwing around. hell, I've been trying to convince myself that I have enough money for the normal monthly fees.
Is there any provider in Canada that has a real unlimited plan? How good are the chances with the uses I described that I would go over the limits on Rogers? I visit lots of sites like TSN.ca and things that are loaded with links and images. I wanted to go with unlimited even though it would cost more so that even if I didn't use that much, I'd know exactly how much I'd be paying. It worries me to know that this might not be true. does anyone have any advice/thoughts?
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Old 07-26-2005, 03:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What you need to do is find WAP sites, or site designed for mobiles. As well, there are RSS readers out there that would let you 'subscribe' to feeds from websites that have them available and then browse the RSS feeds.

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ps. I will not use another carrier other than Rogers. GSM/GPRS is the only way to go, even more so if you travel a lot.
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OK. Thanks - but here's a huge newb question. What's a WAP site? RSS? Man I know nothing.
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WAP is basically the web stripped of images. Kind of like the old days. It's stripped of images to conserve traffic throughput to mobile devices.

RSS is very simular in that it pretty much shoots text out to the client (blackberry in this case) and the program on the client end 'renders' it so that it can be viewed fully.

Many sites have RSS feed where it will shoot you the raw data when something is updated and you just have to look at it through the RSS client.

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That's great! Thanks, alot.
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