| | 04-12-2010, 09:54 PM Thread Author #1
Mobile Browser: How does it work, and why would I need a more expensive data plan?
I currently have the Mobile Browser ($10/month) added to my voice plan, which I use with my HTC Touch. Four months ago, i flashed my phone to run Android 1.6, and noticed that I have yet to be contacted by Bell, or to be billed additional charges. On Android, I use approximately 15mb of data per month which comes from:
- pushing gmail to phone
- browser usage
- have multiple apps sync data
- use google maps
- watch youtube videos every now and then
*I tested this first just before the end of the month in January so as to not to use too much data*
Now I would have thought I would need a special data plan (extra $30/month) to use an Android phone (or any other smartphone for that matter), so am I an exception or is there no actual difference?
If so, wouldn't this also work with a Blackberry, especially since it compresses data packets before it sends? I can understand it might not work with an HSPA BB (the 9700) but wouldn't this still work with a CDMA version like the 9550 (apparently coming to bell)?
I understand that Bell would never offer me the BB at a discount if i didnt buy a voice plan, but I believe I would save cash if I bought it for its regular price.