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    Default Will at&t keep inexpensive BB data plans when the new BB10 devices come out?

    I was wondering whether these phones will require higher data packages since they will now be more on par with other phones out there in terms of hardware and what these improvements will allow you to do.

    I hope I'm explaining this correctly.
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    AT&T still offers the $20/month for 300 MB BIS plan. That plan is also available to users of other smartphones.

    Whether or not the plan will be sufficient for your needs would be something you would have to determine.
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    I guess I was thinking more along the lines of "will the new BB10 devices be as efficient with data as the old ones were, therefore enabling you to remain on a small data plan without going over?"

    Basically, with what I do now, I use just under my allowed 250Mb per month on my 9800. Assuming my internet/data habits do not change, would these new BB10 phones allow me to remain on my 250mb plan, or would the same amount of usage end up putting me closer to 2 gigs like it would on an Android device?

    I'd like to stay with BB only because I enjoy having a $15/month data plan, if I have to end up going to a more expensive plan with a BB10 phone, I wouldn't keep a BB and I'd move onto to something better like the GS3 or whatever else is out there at the time.
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    I was with AT&T for over 9 years and had to leave because of their nickel and dime me to death program. Get away if you can. Go to Sprint sure they are very good but they don't charge extra to bridge.
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    Although you haven't really helped with my scenario, I do like your sig and avatar. Carry on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry_Yambag View Post
    I guess I was thinking more along the lines of "will the new BB10 devices be as efficient with data as the old ones were, therefore enabling you to remain on a small data plan without going over?"

    Basically, with what I do now, I use just under my allowed 250Mb per month on my 9800. Assuming my internet/data habits do not change, would these new BB10 phones allow me to remain on my 250mb plan, or would the same amount of usage end up putting me closer to 2 gigs like it would on an Android device?

    I'd like to stay with BB only because I enjoy having a $15/month data plan, if I have to end up going to a more expensive plan with a BB10 phone, I wouldn't keep a BB and I'd move onto to something better like the GS3 or whatever else is out there at the time.
    Just wondering, but why would going to a GS3 be any different. And, until the new BB10 phones come out, we won't really know if the GS3 is better.

    I personally hang around 250MB a month too on my 9800. But that's with being on wifi at home. I'm sure my data usage would be higher if I was solely on mobile data. But, I'm also still on my old AT&T unlimited data plan that I don't plan to change with a new phone. I thought about the 200MB plan when they first came out, but held off because I was always too close to going over, and then I was going over by just that extra 50MB. The next level was just too close to what I was already paying that it wasn't worth the difference. Now, their lowest tier is 300 which I might stay under now, but don't trust myself if I had a faster data phone, plus it's priced back to only 5 bucks less than I pay now, so, again, not worth changing.

    I'm sticking with this old unlimited plan for as long as AT&T let's me keep it. Even when my wife discussed the options with an AT&T rep when we got a GS2 for my son, they suggested we don't change our current plans. Of course, the GS2 was a new added phone and had to get a tiered plan - the cheapest 200MB plan at the time. You would be amazed how quick it reaches the point that triggers the warning email that you are close to your limit for the month. And that's not even on LTE, but the lesser HSPA+ 4G.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeldf View Post
    Just wondering, but why would going to a GS3 be any different. And, until the new BB10 phones come out, we won't really know if the GS3 is better.

    I personally hang around 250MB a month too on my 9800. But that's with being on wifi at home. I'm sure my data usage would be higher if I was solely on mobile data. But, I'm also still on my old AT&T unlimited data plan that I don't plan to change with a new phone. I thought about the 200MB plan when they first came out, but held off because I was always too close to going over, and then I was going over by just that extra 50MB. The next level was just too close to what I was already paying that it wasn't worth the difference. Now, their lowest tier is 300 which I might stay under now, but don't trust myself if I had a faster data phone, plus it's priced back to only 5 bucks less than I pay now, so, again, not worth changing.

    I'm sticking with this old unlimited plan for as long as AT&T let's me keep it. Even when my wife discussed the options with an AT&T rep when we got a GS2 for my son, they suggested we don't change our current plans. Of course, the GS2 was a new added phone and had to get a tiered plan - the cheapest 200MB plan at the time. You would be amazed how quick it reaches the point that triggers the warning email that you are close to your limit for the month. And that's not even on LTE, but the lesser HSPA+ 4G.
    I also have the grandfathered unlimited data plan and an LTE device on LTE. I've never used more than 3 GB of data, but I do use WiFi quite a bit.

    The disadvantage is that there are some places such as coffee shops where the WiFi is so slow that I've turned it off on my device. For example, this was too slow.

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    I have the $15 dollar plan which allows me 200 mgs every month. If I would have switched to a BB only a little sooner, would have had the grandfathered plan like my boyfriend does. BIG regret.
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    Well basically, I am ready to upgrade. Also, my Torch has taken a beating and its going to be time to retire it sooner rather than later.

    The way I see it is, why wait til possibly March or later for a BB10 device, when odds are the specs aren't going to be that much better, if at all, than what the top phones now have to offer. While I am the last BB hold out of all my friends, I find myself asking "why?". The only answer I have left, is my cheap data plan. If I can still get away with a 250MB plan, I'll hold off for a BB10 device for the savings on data. If these new BB10 devices are not going to be as efficient with data, thus requiring a more expensive plan, its not worth it to me to wait ~6 months to get what is already available now.
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    Ok so I believe the new bb10 phones are not going to rely on the noc as much which means they most likely will NOT be compressing as much data as the current models out there.

    As for the hardware comment above, with new phones/os most of the hardware is for show. Like quad core stuff. Its all about the code in the software. For example the quad core androids, use them for 20 mins straight and they'll start to lag. Lag in a quad core! Yeah that's not supposed to happen. But then people root them and change some stuff around and they work perfectly.

    My point is even if the bb10 devices right now are only going to rock 1.5 dual core it will run fine. Everything relies on the os's ability to partition tasks properly.

    If you want hardware porn then get an android device but if you want something that will consistantly run smooth then I suggest you do your homework on which device is best for you.

    P.s. Trust me when I say don't write off bb10 until you see it. This is a bad time to be getting a new phone with win8 being in a starting phase and bb10 around the corner. Competition is coming up strong for android and ios.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eve6er69 View Post
    P.s. Trust me when I say don't write off bb10 until you see it. This is a bad time to be getting a new phone with win8 being in a starting phase and bb10 around the corner. Competition is coming up strong for android and ios.
    Well said. BB10 isn't even here yet and we might have an idea of what the specs are but until the chickens are hatched then we will see I personally can't upgrade right away because my 2 year contract that I used to buy my 9810 starts then. Some folks may jump ship before it reaches the harbor but you can't please everyone.
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    I'm a BB10 hold out. I've been rough on my 9800. Chipped, dinged, broke the glass. Use it for work, hunting, fishing, and let the kids play with it. Got another one as a parts donor to keep this one alive.

    My colleagues both have the I5 and S3. While they're playing with their toys, I'm responding to the emails to get the job done.

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    I have unlimited data plan plus BlackBerry International plan that allows me to use my unlimited data while traveling abroad. I really hope I won't be forced to change my plan
    Not sure if I would accept that :/
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    I'm grandfathered into that plan too.
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    Well, here we are. Only 1 month away from the US release and I'm still holding out for BB10. I guess there is one positive out of the delay here in the US. I will be able to see how much data this phone uses compared to old BB's. Also, it gives Blackberry a chance to iron out some wrinkles and fix some things in the OS and hopefully have an update ready when the phone comes out here.
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