06-22-15 03:22 AM
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  1. James St-Pierre's Avatar
    Hi,

    I am about to get mobile data 'pay by use' for the whole summer and I only had mobile data experience in the past when I had an Android device almost a year ago.

    It will be my first experience using mobile data on BlackBerry 10 (Passport here 10.3.2).

    Are there any tips to spare mobile data? Any compression features or apps like Opera Max? I am mostly going to use it for mails/bbm/web browser. Could be a bit of Facebook too. Currently have Browsie Browser too, can't tell if it has such feature.

    Thanks !

    Thanks

    Posted via CB10
    06-07-15 07:26 AM
  2. moegh's Avatar
    I use a lot of things on my data 3 emails insta fb wtsp BBM browser etc.. 5gb for half a month , now I don't use data if I don't need it.

     CB10 - Q10 - 10.3.2.680 
    06-07-15 08:06 AM
  3. James St-Pierre's Avatar
    I use a lot of things on my data 3 emails insta fb wtsp BBM browser etc.. 5gb for half a month , now I don't use data if I don't need it.

     CB10 - Q10 - 10.3.2.680 
    Yeah but I can't use that much! Look at the prices


    Mobile Data : How to use it wisely ? I.e. BlackBerry alternative to opera max?-img_20150607_094126.png

    Posted via CB10
    06-07-15 08:41 AM
  4. mad_mdx's Avatar
    In today's day and age, having less than a 3gb data plan is a sad state of affairs. You should try to get a proper contract instead of the pay as you go.

    I'm not aware of any compression possible with BlackBerry 10 browser, but you can disable automatic loading of images in emails. That's about it
    Also, 10.3 introduced automatic data monitoring
    bshemwell_17 likes this.
    06-07-15 09:56 AM
  5. moegh's Avatar
    Mobile Data : How to use it wisely ? I.e. BlackBerry alternative to opera max?-img_20150607_181249.png

     cb10 - q10 - 10.3.2.680 
    06-07-15 10:13 AM
  6. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    Yeah but I can't use that much! Look at the prices


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    Posted via CB10
    Use the device monitor's built in data usage controls:

    Mobile Data : How to use it wisely ? I.e. BlackBerry alternative to opera max?-img_20150607_112140.png

    Mobile Data : How to use it wisely ? I.e. BlackBerry alternative to opera max?-img_20150607_112224.png

    You might be able to learn what uses more or less data, and decide accordingly.

    Edit: open the page in the browser if the images don't show up in the CB10 app.
    Posted via CB10
    06-07-15 10:23 AM
  7. Richard Buckley's Avatar
    Compression won't help very much unless all you are viewing is text. Multimedia is usually already in a compressed form.

    Having said that if you are even moderatly careful of what you do on line and how you set up your accounts you don't have to use a lot of mobile data.

    I get by happily on less than 300 MB per month. I do that by setting my email accounts to not download images or attachments and judge by the subject and sender if I need to read it right away or if it can wait till Wi-Fi is available.

    I don't avoid browsing, Facebook, Twitter, etc when I'm on mobile data, but I also don't follow every link, watch every video or listen to every song posted to my timelines, and certainly not when on mobile data. As others have said, you can certainly consume almost as much bands as you want. But that is a personal choice. If it is more important for you to get by on a small plan you can do it. It is a bit like being on a diet.

    I've attached what is a pretty typical month for me.

    Mobile Data : How to use it wisely ? I.e. BlackBerry alternative to opera max?-img_20150607_134802.png

    Z10STL100-3/10.3.2.798 SR 10.3.2.516
    bshemwell_17 likes this.
    06-07-15 12:49 PM
  8. psarna's Avatar
    It all depends on how you setup your device and how much you want to use it. At times I burn up that much of data in a single day.

    Posted via CB10
    06-07-15 01:29 PM
  9. 93Aero's Avatar
    Also be sure to use this, set it about halfway or three quarters of the way. It'll warn you that you're about to reach your data limit, letting you know to cut back on streaming or downloading lengthy files etc.

    Also set BlackBerry World to this:

    Attachment 356517

    Mobile Data : How to use it wisely ? I.e. BlackBerry alternative to opera max?-img_20150607_183416.png

    PassportSQW100-1/10.3.2.680 Q10SQN100-5/10.3.1.2576 Posted via CB
    06-07-15 05:36 PM
  10. James St-Pierre's Avatar
    Thanks you for all those replies ! I ended up dropping Virgin Mobile and went straight to Telus. 4 GB of data for 60$/month. Was the cheapest I could find. Virgin Mobile would have been 73$/month for 3GB of Data.

    Is there any way to prevent specific apps from using mobile data? Like Talk2Watch, I'm scared it eats a lot of data. For now I just close it but some apps work headless.

    Thanks



    Posted via CB10
    06-07-15 09:42 PM
  11. John Vieira's Avatar
    Thanks you for all those replies ! I ended up dropping Virgin Mobile and went straight to Telus. 4 GB of data for 60$/month. Was the cheapest I could find. Virgin Mobile would have been 73$/month for 3GB of Data.

    Is there any way to prevent specific apps from using mobile data? Like Talk2Watch, I'm scared it eats a lot of data. For now I just close it but some apps work headless.

    Thanks



    Posted via CB10
    Did you get that plan in Ontario? If so, how?

    Work Wide and Prosper
    06-07-15 11:25 PM
  12. James St-Pierre's Avatar
    Did you get that plan in Ontario? If so, how?

    Work Wide and Prosper
    No I am from Quebec City. It is a plan where you have to bring your own phone.



    Price notes I had taken :

    Attachment 356561
    06-08-15 06:02 AM
  13. nomi1978's Avatar
    Did you get that plan in Ontario? If so, how?

    Work Wide and Prosper
    There are ways to get those type of plans in Ontario. Just signed up my dad for 5 gb and unlimited calling for $48.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    06-08-15 06:50 AM
  14. James St-Pierre's Avatar
    There are ways to get those type of plans in Ontario. Just signed up my dad for 5 gb and unlimited calling for $48.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    That's cheap 12$ less and 1GB extra. They scam us here in Quebec

    Posted via CB10
    06-08-15 05:14 PM
  15. John Vieira's Avatar
    That's cheap 12$ less and 1GB extra. They scam us here in Quebec

    Posted via CB10
    No, Ontario is worse. The plans are close to 70 for 500mb.

    You can easily try to get a plan from saskatchewan or something though. That's the only way to go.

    Work Wide and Prosper
    06-08-15 05:32 PM
  16. James St-Pierre's Avatar
    No, Ontario is worse. The plans are close to 70 for 500mb.

    You can easily try to get a plan from saskatchewan or something though. That's the only way to go.

    Work Wide and Prosper
    The guy above you just said he had 5GB for 48$/month in Ontario. Plus Wind Mobile seems to have very cheap price.


    Mobile Data : How to use it wisely ? I.e. BlackBerry alternative to opera max?-img_20150608_224313.png
    Mobile Data : How to use it wisely ? I.e. BlackBerry alternative to opera max?-img_20150608_224321.png

    It's extremely cheap! Wish I had those plans here in Quebec City.

    Posted via CB10
    06-08-15 09:43 PM
  17. John Vieira's Avatar
    Wind is special. I am with Wind. I have unlimited for 40 dollars. But they don't count.

    Their network is very small, and their towers are very congested, so the data is very slow, and the frequency used has very poor building penetration.

    So no, Wind doesn't count. You guys are doing better there.

    Work Wide and Prosper
    06-08-15 10:09 PM
  18. James St-Pierre's Avatar
    Wind is special. I am with Wind. I have unlimited for 40 dollars. But they don't count.

    Their network is very small, and their towers are very congested, so the data is very slow, and the frequency used has very poor building penetration.

    So no, Wind doesn't count. You guys are doing better there.

    Work Wide and Prosper
    I would rater have like 200 KB/s of speed than paying an extra 30$ for less capacity

    Posted via CB10
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    06-08-15 10:45 PM
  19. John Vieira's Avatar
    I would rater have like 200 KB/s of speed than paying an extra 30$ for less capacity

    Posted via CB10
    See, the problem isn't that it's 200kb/s of speed. It's that it's no speed. No data connection at all, it just drops.

    And inside buildings, and in weird places. You just lose your signal.

    It's too bad, I love them. And I'll be stuck with them for a while longer.

    Work Wide and Prosper
    06-08-15 11:32 PM
  20. Daanisawesome's Avatar
    Browsie Browser:

    Search Suggestions: disabled
    Download images: disabled
    Javascript: disabled
    Image of the day: disabled
    Adblock: enabled
    Adblock auto update: off

    Website: marktplaats.nl
    With these settings : 0.05mb consumed
    Else: 1.5mb

    The above settings might help to consume less data

    Posted via CB10
    Last edited by Daanisawesome; 06-09-15 at 12:19 AM.
    06-08-15 11:58 PM
  21. Raestloz's Avatar
    Sideload Opera Mini, then turn off image loading. If you'd rather still have image, set the quality to low.

    Opera Mini doesn't support GIF and video unlike Opera Max (CMIIW) but still better than nothing.

    Bonus points in that Opera Mini technically acts as a VPN, it routes your data from the source to their servers to compress before sending it to you, it allows me to bypass the stupid Indonesian DNS level censorship.

    Z10 STL100-1/10.3.1.2576
    06-09-15 12:23 AM
  22. rthonpm's Avatar
    Opera Mini technically acts as a VPN, it routes your data from the source to their servers to compress before sending it to you, it allows me to bypass the stupid Indonesian DNS level censorship.

    Z10 STL100-1/10.3.1.2576
    Doesn't this essentially make it a man in the middle? I'd be wary of browsing any secure sites with this browser.

    Posted via CB10
    06-09-15 05:30 AM
  23. alaviss's Avatar
    Doesn't this essentially make it a man in the middle? I'd be wary of browsing any secure sites with this browser.

    Posted via CB10
    Yes, and it's the same for every VPN and even your ISP is the man in the middle. Opera is a company with good reputation, so there's not much to worry.

    Z10STL100-1/10.3.2.798
    06-09-15 11:07 AM
  24. Qaddafi's Avatar
    Use device monitor to keep track of your data and how you are spending it. You should disable location and use Wi-Fi whenever available. I would disable push notifications for emails, disable push notifications for social networking accounts, and really anything you don't desperately need. Disable emails from automatically downloading content. You can even set a limit for how much data you can use to get a warning. You can also mess with the settings in the BlackBerry browser and cut a lot of content.
    06-09-15 11:19 AM
  25. kvndoom's Avatar
    Spend 99 cents and get a browser that lets you block images and ads. Those two things alone will eat more of your mobile data than pretty much anything else you do with your browser.

    Posted from BlackBerry Classic, Verizon, no camera, 10.3.2.680
    06-09-15 12:01 PM
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