1. dave1701's Avatar
    The current data plan I have gives me 10mb of data per month. I only plan on using this for email. I use shangmail, because I don't have a blackberry data plan. I get maybe 5-10 emails a day max. I turned pictures off. Will 10mb be enough?
    02-08-12 10:02 PM
  2. BigBadWulf's Avatar
    Depends on the size of those emails. For me, that could be gone in one email.

    You also need to keep in mind, unlike using BIS, you will be constantly polling to check for emails, and you're data isn't going to be compressed. I couldn't imagine living within the constraints of 10Mb per month, but only you know your usage and can judge.

    I also see you have a PlayBook. Are you on Wi-Fi most of the time? That would reduce your needs greatly.
    02-08-12 10:18 PM
  3. 13echo4's Avatar
    That's hard to answer. But I can help you answer it though. Check and see how big your averrage email is. ???kbsx5x30 /1024=??mbs. ??mbsx2=10 emails a day. That will be your range.
    02-08-12 10:20 PM
  4. Goldwing07's Avatar
    What do you do if you get attachments that are 1 2 or3 mb .will not take long to use up your plan.
    02-08-12 10:21 PM
  5. dave1701's Avatar
    Well, I certainly won't be downloading any attachments. How can I tell the size of an e-mail? I guess that it what I need to know. Also, my tour does not have wifi
    02-08-12 10:23 PM
  6. up488's Avatar
    I can't imagine how using less than 10mb a month would even be possible! I'm sure it is somehow but I again just can't imagine.
    02-08-12 10:50 PM
  7. Silverfern's Avatar
    i did a month under 10mb, but that was very few email and few bbm, actually i dont think it was a full month, maybe 20is days, i used 9 mb
    02-08-12 11:27 PM
  8. 13echo4's Avatar
    I don't know about shangmail but emails I've delt w/ you have to be in desktop mode and out to the far right you'll see the size of the email.
    02-09-12 12:33 AM
  9. Silverfern's Avatar
    The current data plan I have gives me 10mb of data per month. I only plan on using this for email. I use shangmail, because I don't have a blackberry data plan. I get maybe 5-10 emails a day max. I turned pictures off. Will 10mb be enough?
    oh wait, if you actually have to go to browser to load up the email page, then i guess 10mb would cretainly not be enough. i stayed within 10 because i was using Blackberry service's email
    02-09-12 01:29 AM
  10. blackberry-unlocking710's Avatar
    10MB is not that much, Blackberry is good to save data but, 10MB is very low, I think you will need more if you are going to use it daily
    02-09-12 06:40 AM
  11. NightFire's Avatar
    I'd up the plan a bit, just to cover yourself. Honestly, I can't imagine using only 10 MB a month; I easily burn that (and much more) in a day. Granted I understand you won't be doing any extra browsing.
    02-09-12 07:56 AM
  12. BigBadWulf's Avatar
    I can't put my mind around a carrier offering a plan that small. Is that the $5 deal? I've hit >10Gb many times over the years.
    02-09-12 08:31 AM
  13. fernandez21's Avatar
    I remember Cingular used to offer a pland like that years ago, I think in 2005, and of course it was only on feature phone, I think even back then it was too small for a smartphone.
    02-09-12 09:01 AM
  14. dave1701's Avatar
    oh wait, if you actually have to go to browser to load up the email page, then i guess 10mb would cretainly not be enough. i stayed within 10 because i was using Blackberry service's email
    No, I won't be doing that- it is in the actual messenger application. I mean, a text really is not much information as far as data goes. It seems like it would be far less. But it's not. I guess I just don't know how much it is using just checking for messages.
    02-09-12 07:13 PM
  15. tmelon's Avatar
    10mb? Wow. I've used more than that in the past 5 minutes.
    02-09-12 07:28 PM
  16. up488's Avatar
    10mb? Wow. I've used more than that in the past 5 minutes.
    I lol'd at that. I'm easily amused.
    02-09-12 08:42 PM
  17. Silverfern's Avatar
    if you dont need to load much, and doesnt send too much email then 10mb might be just enough. i used the BB email, which doesnt load anything, that was how i kept it within 10mb (without trying, because i had unlimited BB service)
    02-09-12 10:59 PM
  18. 13echo4's Avatar
    Have you figured out what your email needs are yet?
    02-10-12 09:39 AM
  19. dave1701's Avatar
    I didn't get any emails today. I might send a max of 3 emails on my blackberry a week. I would probably get about 10 emails sent to me per week. I suspect most of the data will be used checking for emails. I just want to know how much that is, especially with shangmail.
    02-10-12 07:47 PM
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