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Old 01-12-2010, 03:06 PM   #1
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Can anybody help me please.
What exactly is classified as data. Is it just internet usage that uses data? I am with Rogers, and online you can check your data usage. I'm wondering where my data usage is coming from, as I've only been on the internet once for a few minutes. I try to use as little as possible.
This is why I'm wondering, is there anything other than internet that uses up data?
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Old 01-12-2010, 03:09 PM   #2
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Could be an app...most instant messaging apps use data...
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Old 01-12-2010, 03:09 PM   #3
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Internet (via any browser)
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You can turn off data connection and still be able to use voice and texting. under manage connections, mobile network options, you can turn data services off.
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Old 01-12-2010, 03:33 PM   #5
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Thanks.
Does sending pictures/video that's been taken from my phone count as "data" usage? Also, I thought blackberry messenger was free and didn't use data. I use blackberry messenger all the time, everyday, but it wouldn't affect data usage that much would it? Do pictures sent through bbm use data? Sorry, I'm so not technical. I appreciate your help!
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Old 01-12-2010, 04:04 PM   #6
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Blackberry messenger does use data, on average we say each message uses about 1kb, but that's just an average.


Edit: And yes, a picture message sent through BBM would use data.

Which plan are you on? How much have you used so far? When is your bill cycle date?

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Can anybody help me please.
What exactly is classified as data. Is it just internet usage that uses data? I am with Rogers, and online you can check your data usage. I'm wondering where my data usage is coming from, as I've only been on the internet once for a few minutes. I try to use as little as possible.
This is why I'm wondering, is there anything other than internet that uses up data?
Thanks!
Data is anything on your phone except voice and text messaging.
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Old 01-12-2010, 04:31 PM   #8
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Data is anything on your phone except voice and text messaging.
Best answer thus far.
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Old 01-12-2010, 04:33 PM   #9
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+1 to the above.
And "nothing" is free.
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unless you have unlimited data!
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You are paying a monthly fee, no?
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Old 01-12-2010, 04:44 PM   #12
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:13 PM   #13
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:37 PM   #14
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Wait... What about BBM/Pin messaging? Does that take data??
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Wait... What about BBM/Pin messaging? Does that take data??
Is it voice? no
Is is text messaging? no
It must be data.
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:59 AM   #16
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I'm wondering where my data usage is coming from, as I've only been on the internet once for a few minutes. I try to use as little as possible.
The BB itself will use data as needed. It's not just data usage that you initiate that counts.

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Is it voice? no
Is is text messaging? no
It must be data.
Wait, it's not magic? :p
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:49 PM   #17
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Is it voice? no
Is is text messaging? no
It must be data.
Thanks.

Another question;
Is Pin messaging the same as BBM?
On Fido (Canadian cellular);
"Unlimited real-time chat with Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, Google Talk and BlackBerry Messenger"

Does that mean I can PIN message unlimitedly as well?
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Yup.
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Old 01-14-2010, 03:30 PM   #19
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Wait... What about BBM/Pin messaging? Does that take data??
Yes it does.
BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) is data. It is NOT text messaging as some might think.
As noted above... anything that is NOT phone or SMS/MMS is data.
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