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Old 11-16-2009, 05:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there a way to figure out how many MB's it takes to send messages via BBM. is there a KB per character count or any reference to help me calculate this?

I am basically trying to find out if 5MB of data for free while roaming is significantly beneficial.

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I would say its beneficial.
Theres no way to work out how much BBM messages are using of data.
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That's what I thought... I might just figure it out by carrynig out actual tests... it'll probably also depend on what countries I'm visiting, since roaming isn't the same everywhere
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A good rule of thumb is kilobytes go a long way if you are just sending and receiving text (i.e. characters). If you get into html emails, images, videos, then kilobytes are practically nothing.
Take a look back into time in the forum at the questions from people on fixed data plans and you'll see. People that just used email and a very little browsing went a long way on 5 or 10MB/month.
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yes aiharkness...u are correct... I am just concerned about roaming...during this time, I get 5MB free per month, then i start getting charged.... and while roaming, I only use the BB messenger and no other features...one thing I realized though is that when roaming, more MB's are used up than when i'm at home (is this true?)
otherwise, i'm not concerned, as I get 1000MB/per month with my plan
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I don't know, just speculating, but it wouldn't surprise me if there is more overhead when you are roaming, and of course you pay for the overhead, too. But would it be that significant? I'm just curious.
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