1. anon(1173270)'s Avatar
    Is 200mb enough?

    I get lots of emails every day, work and personal. Between 50 - 100 a day which I'd like to forward to my Blackberry as I'm out and about a lot.

    Looking at their relative sizes they can potentially go up to 10Mb+ with an excel attachment for example.

    However, browsing forums someone said that email is heavily compressed for Blackberry.

    Is this correct?

    If so, what usage do you have as I'd guess at approx 300 - 500 Mb per month for me if I were to get a plan.

    I also do a lot of driving covering approx 2000 - 3000 miles per month. I use a TomTom unit at the moment. Would it be wise to continue using that as it doesn't need data on the fly to work?

    12-28-08 04:04 AM
  2. Hazysky's Avatar
    o2's website is out of date in a lot of places. They actually have an ulimited plan with an excessive use polic, not a 200mb fair use policy. The tariff also includes unlimited email..


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    Last edited by Hazysky; 12-28-08 at 04:23 AM.
    12-28-08 04:21 AM
  3. anon(1173270)'s Avatar
    Thanks for that.

    Do you know when it changed as it is still listed as fair usage in O2s T&C link on their online shop checkout page which appears to be a really good deal as it includes 'unlimited' O2 to O2 calls -
    12-28-08 04:28 AM
  4. anon(1173270)'s Avatar
    'Fair Usage Statement' -
    12-28-08 04:38 AM
  5. anon(1173270)'s Avatar
    What would they deem as excessive usage?

    24hr downloads etc?
    12-28-08 04:41 AM
  6. Hazysky's Avatar
    It changed in July 2008. Like I said the website is out of date in places as wap use is included too. Here's a better link.

    BlackBerry from O2 - O2 Unlimited BlackBerry tariff for consumers
    Last edited by Hazysky; 12-28-08 at 04:53 AM.
    12-28-08 04:43 AM
  7. Hazysky's Avatar
    BTW on that screenshot it says, if you choose the free Blackberry bolt on you will lose the promotional bolt on below.

    Perhaps its better to get the BB bolt on free as its worth 10. you could always get the unlimited o2 to o2 calls as an extra bolt on for 7.50 if you wish.

    Possibly if you hold on a few days there may be some new year deals, who knows?

    As for the excessive use allowance, I have asked many times but they aint saying. Basically you would get a call warning you but you wont be charged unless you persistently go over. I only use approx 100mb per month.

    By excessive usage I also think they are mainly referring to audio/video streaming.
    12-28-08 04:48 AM
  8. Tazfiend's Avatar
    I specifically asked the sales staff about this when I went BlackBerry with O2 and was told that there was no fair usage policy of any sort any more.
    12-28-08 05:00 AM
  9. anon(1173270)'s Avatar

    The bolt on I have lost was the 2.7mb at 1 a time.

    The unlimited O2 to O2 and data are promotions.
    12-28-08 05:09 AM
  10. Branta's Avatar
    With the data compression applied during transmission you would be an extreme user to hit 200 MBytes in business use. I can't see you having time to do the mileage and the BB usage - not with the speeds we usually get on UK roads now.

    You'll probably find the larger attachments don't get fully downloaded to your device unless you deliberately pull them down, and I think there may be limits imposed at the server which will completely stop the really big ones. This is not the restriction it first seems, because the practicality of viewing a huge multi megabyte spreadsheet on a smartphone screen makes device download rather pointless.
    12-28-08 08:36 AM
  11. anon(1522652)'s Avatar
    Dumb question but does O2 block services/apps such as Instango IM, Qik, Twitter, and Newsgator? I appreciate that you can force some of these apps to go over HTTP
    12-28-08 09:24 AM
  12. data_munkey's Avatar
    OP, do you have the choice of carrier? I'm on Vodafone uk and they give 500mb fair use and also the bold comes with 18 months free sat nav on 18 month contracts

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    12-28-08 10:28 AM
  13. david.carty's Avatar
    I signed up and they said its unlimited. So I assume a fair usage. If I use my BB for the uses it was desgined for. Email internet IM sat nav. Then they will have a hard job of telling me I was using it excessively.

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    12-28-08 11:41 AM
  14. romeo204's Avatar
    if you dont use your bb for a tethered modem then you wont hit 200 mb but if you wanna make the full use of your bb then get unlimited and then you can go forever .
    i have a 6 GIG plan and i have cancelled my home internet and now only use my bb even for my laptop
    12-28-08 11:50 AM
  15. Hazysky's Avatar
    Ahhhh if only it was so simple Romeo, there are no unlimited plans in the Uk.

    o2's unlimited according to them is just that but it has an excessive use policy and no one knows what it is set at.

    T Mobile UK is 1GB, Orange is 250mb and Vodafone's is 500mb.

    That's our lot!!
    12-28-08 12:16 PM