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Old 04-19-2006, 04:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have and unlimited Email plan, but 18MB limited data (GPRS) plan with my provider. I run both BIS from my provider who provided a branded browser and BES (hosted from MailStreet, which by the way is very good) which gives me the 'BlackBerry Browser'.
Is it correct, that if I broswe the Net using the BES browser, it will not be deducted from my limited data plan, because it goes through BES and my provider can't distinguish the data flow between data an email?
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Who's your service provider? I haven't heard of a BB plan that offers unlimited e-mail but limited other data. I'm not saying it doesn't exist, but I haven't heard of it. That's kind of weird.

But I would think BES data would count just like any other data. I use MailStreet, too, and only use the BB browser through BES. Right now I'm up to 12 megs of data usage this billing cycle. Some of that obviously is e-mail, but certainly not all of it.

I've heard horror stories of folks who have limited data plans who get burned on data usage. I would suggest springing for the unlimited data plan.
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Serviceprovider is CSL 1010 in Hong Kong. They do not offer an unlimited data plan, but just an unlimited email plan for customers on BES service.
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That's why I hadn't heard of that type of plan. I still think BES uses data. A call to MailStreet or your service provider should be able to answer your question.
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I sure hope it uses data - if it wouldnt, then it couldnt talk to the BES

"Using data" = everytime the BB connects to the internet (to a bes, to a bis, to a website, anything else that needs data )

The difference of the BES web viewer is that it uses its connection the internet to get a page (so more or less pages are available) .. but then needs to use the carrier data connection to send the page to your BB..

hope i was clear
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If you're connected to BES and using the browser, wouldn't that be considered part of the Blackberry data plan and not the carrier's data plan? With BES, all of the data traffic, email or web, would be run through RIM's system and track back through the BES if I have this right.
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I'll be clearer

Anytime the little arrows (up/down) appear for data -> it counts on your carrier data plan (which should be called a blackberry data plan)

that's it, it's using the data connection of the carrier first .. so you get billed there

i guess the "unlimited email" is from your BES hosting company which do not limit the # of emails sent to your BB
or if from the carrier, it should be sms's or their email application which work on phones (not BB email)



but the fun with BB is everything is compressed at the BES and BB level before it gets on the carrier data link

(300k emails in Outlook should take around 5-15k on a BB)
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