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Old 07-31-2007, 08:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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As a Rogers customer, I'm terrified of using any more data than absolutely necessary... However, a buddy of mine (who is also a Rogers customer) told me he had set up this BlackBerry Messenger, and that it was free to use because it didn't use any data at all.

Being that I have 1MB of data per month, can I use this without using up any of my data? Does it work the same way as SMS?

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Your buddy is incorrect.

BlackBerry Messenger uses ONLY data. No SMS.
It's probably a small amount of data per message, but if you use it a lot, I'm sure it'll add up at the end of the month.
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and does it constantly use small amounts of data to update your contacts' status and whatnot?
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BigYellow, you may just need to to try it about 2-3 months to find out. Honestly, since there is no "data" monitor on the BB or an app that I have seen as such, it is hit and miss as to how much you data you will use.

And, you may need to monitor your Rogers account during that time to determine your usage.
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and does it constantly use small amounts of data to update your contacts' status and whatnot?
Yes.
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BB Messenger works off of pin messaging therefore yes it does use data. Pin messaging uses very very little amounts of data so you can use it without using worrying about mass data consumption. I have heard that Rogers Wireless has a retention offer that gives 4MB of data for $25 which is basically 3MB more than their advertised rate of $25 for 1MB. I'd call in and see if you can have that instead so you won't worry about your data usage so much. I am a Rogers Wireless subscriber also and I know how expensive their data rates and data overages are.
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do you have the phone number for the customer loyalty/rentention department?
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Wirelessly posted (7130e: BlackBerry7100/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

You might want to think about investing in unlimited data. You might use data more than you anticipate.
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Wirelessly posted (7130e: BlackBerry7100/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

You might want to think about investing in unlimited data. You might use data more than you anticipate.
Canadian carriers don't offer unlimited data.
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...hence why I'm currently paying $25/month for 1MB of data.
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i would use my bb helluva a lot if i dont have to worry about paying that kinda fee
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