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  1. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    Today I was wondering if Rim strategy is "when two fight, the third wins" in a rough translation from romanian proverb, or "divide and conquer" as most of you know it.
    Now I'm convinced when I learned that all UK carriers are capping data plans to 500mb per month.
    Blackberry data compression looks like a big ace up the sleeve after all.

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    Last edited by belfastdispatcher; 01-12-11 at 09:23 AM.
    01-12-11 08:57 AM
  2. ttz's Avatar
    Orange caps at 750. Was on the phone with them no longer than a couple days ago.

    ~ttz
    01-12-11 08:59 AM
  3. BBThemes's Avatar
    ye its `most` are capping it at 500Mb, vodafone used to say ultd, and now say 500Mb, however they do offer a 1Gb plan too. i pay 20 a month for 600mins, ultd (ye thats 3000 too) txts and 1gb web+BIS on a sim only, best way to be
    01-12-11 09:06 AM
  4. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    ye its `most` are capping it at 500Mb, vodafone used to say ultd, and now say 500Mb, however they do offer a 1Gb plan too. i pay 20 a month for 600mins, ultd (ye thats 3000 too) txts and 1gb web+BIS on a sim only, best way to be
    I assume it's new contracts only and seems to start from February. T-mobile are cutting all contracts to 500mb and instead of charging more if you go over they'll ban you from streaming media.

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    01-12-11 09:17 AM
  5. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    01-12-11 09:20 AM
  6. Chrisy's Avatar
    What's the ace again? Doing nothing? Brilliant!

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    01-12-11 09:25 AM
  7. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    What's the ace again? Doing nothing? Brilliant!

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    Data compression, blackberry uses a LOT less data.

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    01-12-11 09:29 AM
  8. Chrisy's Avatar
    This is true. I'll be using wifi a lot if VZW gets tiered data plans (in my Android though).

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    01-12-11 09:31 AM
  9. elvin1983's Avatar
    This is true. I'll be using wifi a lot if VZW gets tiered data plans (in my Android though).

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    VZW does offer tiered data plans. 150mb for $15, and unlimited for $30.
    01-12-11 09:49 AM
  10. 1812dave's Avatar
    and what about those data hungry iPhone users about come to Verizon?? LOL! WHen they get a 4G version of the Jesus phone later this year (or next year, if Verizon keeps them on a one year cycle), it will be "hurry up and wait" when it comes to consuming lots of data. "oh, yeah, my iphone 5 is SOOO fast on Verizon--I can watch almost an entire movie on it, before I reach my monthly cap!"
    01-12-11 09:51 AM
  11. Chrisy's Avatar
    I meant if they got rid of their unlimited data, like AT&T.

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    01-12-11 09:51 AM
  12. elvin1983's Avatar
    I meant if they got rid of their unlimited data, like AT&T.

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    I thought you might have meant that, after the fact...
    01-12-11 09:53 AM
  13. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    It's gonna happen, sounds like they're more worried about clogging up the network rather then about charges.
    It's gonna be a case of: with an iphone/android you can view 1000 web pages, with a blackberry 3000. Make your choices.

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    01-12-11 09:56 AM
  14. Chrisy's Avatar
    Choice=Android. View full web pages. I'm tired of tiny mobile sites that are stripped of features with the BlackBerry browser.

    Luckily there's a lot of wifi spots around and my folks are getting a mifi. Then I can that when I visit!

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    01-12-11 10:00 AM
  15. Chrisy's Avatar
    It's not just web browsing that eats up data. I used a gig on my BlackBerry last month.

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    01-12-11 10:02 AM
  16. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    Choice=Android. View full web pages. I'm tired of tiny mobile sites that are stripped of features with the BlackBerry browser.

    Luckily there's a lot of wifi spots around and my folks are getting a mifi. Then I can that when I visit!

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    Lol, yes, but you're gonna wish you have those stripped of features(but also data eating ads)mobile pages to leave you more data for some streaming. Wifi spots are nice but most of us can't base our mobile, and I mean mobile not static, usage on it.

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    01-12-11 10:06 AM
  17. Chrisy's Avatar
    No, I wouldn't want to rely on using wifi for sure.

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    01-12-11 10:09 AM
  18. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    Just out of curiosity, how many minutes of HD streaming video would 500mb buy you?

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    01-12-11 10:51 AM
  19. 757EliasHZ's Avatar
    RIM's been talking about this for a while now, that compression on BB's will make them more attractive once tiered data plans become the norm. However, I just don't see them as a selling point to the average consumer. For them, I think it's more about the eye candy that the phone offers in influencing their decision.
    01-12-11 10:54 AM
  20. Chrisy's Avatar
    I think features are what sells phones. Native functions, apps. Eye candy wears off quickly.

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    01-12-11 10:56 AM
  21. BergerKing's Avatar
    Yes, but when the 'eye-candy' gives folks a massive bellyache, they may find themselves reconsidering their purchases. They're doing a good job of pushing the sweets now, but sooner or later it's gonna take a big chunk out of their pocketbook, and the pain will have a backlash.

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    01-12-11 10:58 AM
  22. Chrisy's Avatar
    Are you talking about the PlayBook? If so, I agree!

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    01-12-11 11:03 AM
  23. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    Just out of curiosity, how many minutes of HD streaming video would 500mb buy you?

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    A 720p video on my phone that is < 1 minute long is over 25 MB big.

    That is why "4G" and "Unlimited Data" (or high data caps ... soft-caps, in some cases (T-Mobile) that way when you get to 5GB you may not be able to stream, but you can still get email/chat/etc. on your phone) are such a big deal.
    Last edited by N8ter; 01-12-11 at 01:16 PM.
    01-12-11 01:13 PM
  24. lssanjose's Avatar
    Look belfastdispatcher, for what you do, compressed data is probably your thing. But for those who want a full web experience, can find it elsewhere. I like being able to go to a website with a fully functional browser. IF portability is my goal - which it is, then my phone can outdo my laptop on a single charge. I'm able to participate in my online class through my phone if I so desired. I'm not a laptop guy, even when I do own one. Also, I like being able to watch some video while I'm on an airplane or train, and not have to carry out something from an overhead bin. Instead I can view video, read my ebooks (the Kindle app rocks on Android, and I'm sure rocks on the iPhone as well) at the convenience of pulling something out of my pocket. I can actually save my laptop bag for better items per the hand carry rules.
    01-12-11 01:23 PM
  25. alby4ever's Avatar
    Wow BB loyalists have been more delusional these days. It's one "RIM has a mystery surprise device" thread after another despite no hint to even suggest it. And this is despite Mike L saying they weren't doing QNX smartphones anytime soon.

    This is getting sad.
    01-12-11 01:28 PM
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