Originally Posted by Globetrotterdoug
I posted a question on 9/7 and did an experiment on 10/9-12 in the Netherlands--a place I've always been charged for data.
1. I assigned up for a BB int'l plan on 9/9.
2. Went to the Netherlands on 10/9 with a Treo 650.
3. On 10/9, I used the Treo for e-mail only with the wap.voicestream.com apn.
4. On 10/10, I used the Treo for browsing with the the wap.voicestream.com apn.
5. On 10/11, I used the Treo for e-mail only with the internet2.voicestream.com apn.
6. On 10/12, I used the Treo for browsing with the internet2.voicestream.com apn.
On my Tmo bill, I was charged for data for 10/11 and 10/12 leading me to conclude that the billing system uses the apn as a determinant of what qualifies as BB e-mail only.
P.S. In calling, Tmo, they credited those charges.
Bottom line: use the wap.voicestream.com apn if you're using a Treo.
I plan to repeat this above experiment next month:
Change to the basic T-mobile BB plan, voice barred.
Add the unlimited BB email international roaming.
Only use the wap server on my sim.
Go to Amsterdam and use the data features on my Treo 650.
My question is: How do I know if I am being charged for data by the meg without waiting a month for the bill? Is there a way to track the data charges (if any) in real time or with a day or so delay?
One thing is certain - tmo wants to charge for any data other than email on a blackberry, that's policy. But their inability to differentiate data from email has or still is preventing them from doing so in most countries. In fact it was a tmo pda specialist who suggested that I switch to a BB with the intl plan to surf the web using the device as a modem. His advice was repeated by a supervisor in the same department. But the official line is still $15/meg. With my usage this could mean a 4 figure suprise on my phone bill.
So the question is, how to track the data charges??