1. fpjones3's Avatar
    How much data does BBM consume?

    I signed up for a 100mb/month data plan which I plan to use solely for BBM. I assume that regular 1:1 chats will not be a problem but what of groups?
    07-09-14 09:20 PM
  2. anon721037's Avatar
    It's all free when your on a blackberry.
    07-09-14 09:22 PM
  3. fpjones3's Avatar
    How's it free Slff? Downloading files via BBM won't eat up my data plan?
    07-09-14 11:19 PM
  4. anon721037's Avatar
    I'm not sure but BBM has been not ever affected my data, it might be diff these days but I'm not sure, let me check
    07-09-14 11:26 PM
  5. anon721037's Avatar
    I stand corrected it is part of your data pool. Just that the convo's never add up to much. Sorry.
    07-09-14 11:28 PM
  6. AndrewMBaines's Avatar
    My wife's been having problems with BBM going nuts at night - loads of data use, then a flat battery.
    No BBM contacts or conversations.
    07-10-14 08:27 AM
  7. anon721037's Avatar
    My wife's been having problems with BBM going nuts at night - loads of data use, then a flat battery.
    No BBM contacts or conversations.
    Try reloading the software. Or at least a security wipe. Just make sure to back up your phone with link

    Posted via CB10
    07-10-14 12:19 PM
  8. chevpower394's Avatar
    How do you know it's BBM going nuts? What do you mean?

    Check out the official IWIK BBM channel C002FA57C posted via Q10SQN100-1/10.2.1.3175
    07-10-14 12:26 PM
  9. anon721037's Avatar
    [QU OTE=chevpower394;10575126]How do you know it's BBM going nuts? What do you mean?

    Check out the official IWIK BBM channel C002FA57C posted via Q10SQN100-1/10.2.1.3175[/QUOTE]


    From the device monitor in settings.



    Posted on CB10
    07-10-14 12:35 PM
  10. chevpower394's Avatar
    Device monitor says BBM is using a lot of battery? I've never looked to see what 'normal' is.

    Check out the official IWIK BBM channel C002FA57C posted via Q10SQN100-1/10.2.1.3175
    07-11-14 05:38 AM
  11. fpjones3's Avatar
    I stand corrected it is part of your data pool. Just that the convo's never add up to much. Sorry.
    Thanks Slff. I don't suppose you can tell me if 100MB/month is enough for BBM alone?

    My wife's been having problems with BBM going nuts at night - loads of data use, then a flat battery.
    No BBM contacts or conversations.
    I have noticed that the battery gets drained faster as well compared to the first few days when I was not using BBM. Not sure though if it's the app, the phone getting a data connection, or if it's the wifi radio, or a combination of the three.
    07-11-14 03:33 PM
  12. anon721037's Avatar
    BBM is hard on the battery, always has been, as for the amount of data I think it depends on how much you use it and how many groups your in and if you loading pics and stuff. It seems pretty light to me but I have a couple of groups , and usually use my BBM everyday but I would think you would need at least 1gig of data at the least
    07-11-14 04:18 PM
  13. anon721037's Avatar
    Ps: in bbos7 it would have been because that was compressed data but on the new devices it's not.
    07-11-14 04:19 PM
  14. fpjones3's Avatar
    I guess I'll have to play it by ear (no pun intended) for now. But I can safely assume it consumes less data than Skype, yes?
    07-11-14 06:15 PM
  15. anon721037's Avatar
    Yes I would think so.

    Posted via CB10
    07-11-14 06:19 PM
  16. fpjones3's Avatar
    Thanks Slff!
    07-11-14 07:29 PM
  17. anon721037's Avatar
    No problem. , if you figure out the data consumption let me know.


    Posted on CB10
    07-11-14 07:37 PM
  18. fpjones3's Avatar
    No problem. , if you figure out the data consumption let me know.
    Hullo Slff.

    Like requested, keeping you posted on this. Since posting, I used roughly 50Mb-55Mb on BBM alone; I have 2 contacts and subscribed to 10 channels. Hope this helps!
    08-08-14 06:13 PM
  19. Matty's Avatar
    If you are using just bbm, 100mb will easily last you the month. I'm currently on a 100mb contract and I use BBM, whatsapp when I'm not on wi-fi and I don't have any problems with data running out. With that being said. BBM channels does chew through a lot more data than just regular chats


    Posted via BlackBerry Classic SQC100-2
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    08-09-14 01:45 AM

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