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  1. 1TIME's Avatar
    I'm going to be upgrading my Bold 9900 to a Classic soon and I'm currently on a 1 gig data plan which is more than enough for me on my Bold 9900 because it compresses the data.

    My data consumption is as follows

    15-20 mins of browsing internet/reading articles daily
    E mails
    No videos/audio streaming
    My main concern is I use a GPS tracking software and go for long bike rides 4-5 hours once a week so I'm hoping it's not a data hog on gps.

    1. How much of an increase in data consumption is it on OS 7 vs OS 10?
    2. Would 1 gig of data per month be sufficient for my above needs?

    Thanks for your help!
    04-26-15 12:04 PM
  2. jaydee5799's Avatar
    i don't know the exact numbers but I am sure you will be needing more data on BB10
    04-26-15 12:06 PM
  3. eduzojordan's Avatar
    I have used a Z10 and Z30 with 1000MB/monthly, you will need a bit more data. From System Settings select menu Location Services, disable Location Services and Traffic Data Collection. Also search forums, I think there is a thread on how to disable some settings that help you to save data. Good luck!
    04-26-15 12:14 PM
  4. 1TIME's Avatar
    i don't know the exact numbers but I am sure you will be needing more data on BB10
    That I know as well, I'm wondering how much more? Like does data consumption double, triple, quadruple from OS7 to OS10? I did read somewhere GPS does not take up too much data. Would be great to hear others experiences in transitioning from OS 7 to OS10 device and changes in their data consumption.
    04-26-15 12:32 PM
  5. Richard Buckley's Avatar
    That I know as well, I'm wondering how much more? Like does data consumption double, triple, quadruple from OS7 to OS10? I did read somewhere GPS does not take up too much data. Would be great to hear others experiences in transitioning from OS 7 to OS10 device and changes in their data consumption.
    It really depends on how you use the phone. My consumption on my Z10LE is less than when I had my 9810. I use less than 300 MB per month. Righ now I'm at 123MB with six days left in my billing cycle. But BB10 is a more capable OS and you may end up using more data because you do more with it.

    Z10STL100-3/10.3.1.2708 SR 10.3.1.1865
    04-26-15 12:46 PM
  6. dangerousfen's Avatar
    Going from a 9900 to the Z30, my data consumption increased 10 fold.

    "Z30 STA100-2 UK" 10.3.1.2582 Get's a Ten from Fen.
    04-26-15 12:48 PM
  7. joeldf's Avatar
    GPS by itself doesn't use data at all. But, any related mapping that might go with it does use data as it pulls the map information off a server from somewhere as it's being used - unless the tracking app you're using can download and save the map, or whatever it uses, separately and be displayed from device memory.

    Data usage is much bigger in general. I went from a Torch 9800 (OS 6 device) that used at most about 400 Mb a month to a Z10 that instantly used 2.5Gb a month - that's mobile data. Then I deleted the Facebook app which was pinging the main servers constantly even though I only actually checked it about twice a week and had turned notifications off. My average usage dropped a full 1 Gb a month. Now I'm down to anywhere from 1 to 1.5 Gb a month. And I'm on wi-fi most of the time. I can't imagine what I'd be using if I wasn't. I don't do all that much over the mobile network.

    I do have one Exchange account and one regular IMAP email account syncing.

    But, I am also on a grandfathered unlimited data plan from AT&T that I plan to keep as long as they let me. Which basically gives me 5 Gb a month before they just slow me down - but that's all they can do.
    04-26-15 12:52 PM
  8. yohannyphm's Avatar
    With BB10 OS you tend to use more data due to more capabilities on the OS but on recent OS you can monitor data and place restrictions to avoid going over, also you can can control what you can disable to avoid background use of excessive data. It will work just needs personalization of your device.
    My opinion go for it.

    Posted from the all mighty Z30 10.3.1.2726
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    04-26-15 12:57 PM
  9. MobileMadness002's Avatar
    I'm going to be upgrading my Bold 9900 to a Classic soon and I'm currently on a 1 gig data plan which is more than enough for me on my Bold 9900 because it compresses the data.

    My data consumption is as follows

    15-20 mins of browsing internet/reading articles daily
    E mails
    No videos/audio streaming
    My main concern is I use a GPS tracking software and go for long bike rides 4-5 hours once a week so I'm hoping it's not a data hog on gps.

    1. How much of an increase in data consumption is it on OS 7 vs OS 10?
    2. Would 1 gig of data per month be sufficient for my above needs?

    Thanks for your help!
    Last summer I used to do 5 to 8 hours riding a week, and I never came close to topping 500Mb a month. Used a S4 and N5 so the data would be same type (non compressed). Of course my "map" probably would no9t be changing as often as yours. I would seriously look for 2GB if it is not too much more expensive, if I were you.
    04-26-15 01:32 PM
  10. paulwallace1234's Avatar
    I've never hit my 3gb limit and I don't half hammer it I'm always on CB10, browsing, BlackBerry World, it really does depend what sites you're Browsing
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    04-26-15 01:41 PM
  11. step07's Avatar
    Don't know about anyone else here but I literally burn through data... have to have unlimited data allowance to survive my daily life

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    Given a chunk of that is installing stuff when I got my passport back but it was just as bad on my Z30

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    Suppose having 4G doesn't help matters either haha

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    04-26-15 01:51 PM
  12. paulwallace1234's Avatar
    Don't know about anyone else here but I literally burn through data... have to have unlimited data allowance to survive my daily life

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    Given a chunk of that is installing stuff when I got my passport back but it was just as bad on my Z30

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    Suppose having 4G doesn't help matters either haha

    Posted via CB10
    Bloody hell, what do you do ?
    04-26-15 02:25 PM
  13. 1Criz's Avatar
    The worst case scenario is 10x. This is my experience. Consider:
    1) BIS is doing wonders for data compression
    2) More advanced BB10 entices you to use more data.

    Posted via CB10
    04-26-15 02:52 PM
  14. WArcher's Avatar
    I think you should be OK on 1gb from what you've described. The other posters above rightly point out that your new Classic is more capable (the Browser, alone, is very much faster and renders better). BIS plans did save on email by using compression via the BlackBerry NOC however they also limited you to basically plain-text formatting. The Classic by default will allow HTML emails and formatting and these are obviously fatter than plain-text.

    The maps applications are not TOO bad when it comes to using data. It's about 11-20mb/hour depending upon the application. WAZE uses more because it does more (and it's hooked into Google Maps which is handy).

    I think that the background synchronisation of other things like FaceBook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and all my email accounts is really what chews up data on my plan. I'm on Rogers with a 3gb "Share everything" plan and I rarely crept over 1gb.

    If you're buying on Contract then use the time to research your options. If you're buying directly from ShopBlackBerry then use the new phone to monitor what you're using and when - and then plan accordingly.

    PS: The initial setup of a new BB10 phone is really intense: The first 24 hours should be on Wi-Fi so that you don't go crazy with your data charges. There is a lot of synchronisation and back-and-forth - especially with Exchange and Contacts, for example. The benefit is that by allowing the phone to do this work, your contacts will be that much more valuable to you because they'll be fully integrated with everything else on the phone.

    You'll like the Classic I'm sure. One business I work with has now standardized on the Classic for all new employees - it's just that nice to use and that productive.
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    04-26-15 04:38 PM
  15. Dhepaa's Avatar
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    my data usage this month..

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    04-26-15 06:13 PM
  16. YeemanBB's Avatar
    I'm going to be upgrading my Bold 9900 to a Classic soon and I'm currently on a 1 gig data plan which is more than enough for me on my Bold 9900 because it compresses the data.

    My data consumption is as follows

    15-20 mins of browsing internet/reading articles daily
    E mails
    No videos/audio streaming
    My main concern is I use a GPS tracking software and go for long bike rides 4-5 hours once a week so I'm hoping it's not a data hog on gps.

    1. How much of an increase in data consumption is it on OS 7 vs OS 10?
    2. Would 1 gig of data per month be sufficient for my above needs?

    Thanks for your help!
    If you are planning to use you BB10 phone the same way as your BBOS phone, I suggest that you budget for at least 2.5 times of what you are USING on BBOS. Just the loss of BIS could double your data usage.

    In a nutshell, if 1GB is enough depends on how you use your phone. If you are currently using 400MB or less, you may be able to get by if you are careful with data usage and switch off all background syncing on BB10 .

    For GPS tracking apps, GPS Lodger II has options for using online maps or not. If you choose not to use online maps, there is no data usage. If you choose to use online maps, the data usage in BB10 is at least two times that of the usage by the same app in BBOS. Data usage could even be higher if use apps such as ViewRanger to download topo maps and trails for your bike ride.

    Posted via CB10
    04-26-15 11:30 PM
  17. joeragan's Avatar
    I am still using my 1 GB BES plan on my Z30. The same data plan was previously on my Curve 9360. My usage pattern is not changing much so most of the time at the end of the month I still have good amount of quota left.

    I am estimating my mobile data consumption has increased about 25%, that's because I am using Waze frequently. Most of my heavy browsing is done via WiFi, though.

    As of today I still have 500 GB remaining in my plan

    Posted via Z30STA100-2/10.3.2.281
    04-27-15 12:52 AM
  18. kvndoom's Avatar
    When I was on my Bold with T-mobile I never used over 100MB a month unless I was at my desk a lot and streamed Digitally Imported.

    With my Classic I'm already at 300MB in 2 weeks, with zero streaming, zero youtube, and maybe 30MB worth of BlackBerry World downloads. I read the same sites, with the same frequency.

    The biggest difference? BB10 doesn't allow you to disable images and JavaScript. Sucks. Really really sucks. I was on a 1GB plan before and never came close. If I go over now with Verizon, it's $15.

    Posted from a non-camera BlackBerry Classic
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    04-27-15 06:32 AM
  19. step07's Avatar
    Bloody hell, what do you do ?
    I spend my life on my BlackBerry.... I have issues :S

    Posted via CB10
    04-27-15 08:35 AM
  20. paulwallace1234's Avatar
    I spend my life on my BlackBerry.... I have issues :S

    Posted via CB10
    You certainly do lol
    04-27-15 10:42 AM
  21. Sir Reaper's Avatar
    I use 1gig a month on my Z30 and do various facebook, email, BBM, WhatsApp and Internet browsing daily.

    Why Blackberry? Because I can!
    04-27-15 11:52 AM
  22. 1TIME's Avatar
    When I was on my Bold with T-mobile I never used over 100MB a month unless I was at my desk a lot and streamed Digitally Imported.

    With my Classic I'm already at 300MB in 2 weeks, with zero streaming, zero youtube, and maybe 30MB worth of BlackBerry World downloads. I read the same sites, with the same frequency.

    The biggest difference? BB10 doesn't allow you to disable images and JavaScript. Sucks. Really really sucks. I was on a 1GB plan before and never came close. If I go over now with Verizon, it's $15.

    Posted from a non-camera BlackBerry Classic

    Is there an alternative version of a browser I can get that lets you disable javascript and images?
    04-28-15 10:48 AM
  23. kvndoom's Avatar
    Nothing for BB10 that I know of. The os7 browser let you disable those.

    Posted from a non-camera BlackBerry Classic
    04-28-15 01:49 PM
  24. CharlieV's Avatar
    I went from approximately one gig per month on a 9900 to 3 gigs a month on a Passport.

    BIS is good at compressing some kinds of data but not others. Music files for isnaynce, are already compressed. The trick is that even if you don't currently use a lot of data, there are more possibilities for data consumption on a bb10 device than a bb ID 7 device. My most recent statement put me at 5 gigs. Also bb10 checks in with amazon and android apps generally consume a lot of data that you wouldn't be consuming on your current device.

    So it is certainly safe to assume that your data use will go up, but not safe to predict how much it will go up.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android on a Note 3. Giving my Passport a rest.
    04-28-15 02:01 PM
  25. bobshine's Avatar
    The worst case scenario is 10x. This is my experience. Consider:
    1) BIS is doing wonders for data compression
    2) More advanced BB10 entices you to use more data.

    Posted via CB10
    10 times? Holy....

    I had a 3 GB plan since my BIS days and I used to be always slightly under 1GB, now I'm around 1.5 GB. The thing is that I also tend to use more data since I upload more pictures and view more videos

    Posted via CB10
    04-28-15 02:23 PM
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