1. MarkJohnson's Avatar
    My wife has an unlimited data plan on her Curve 8310 on AT&T. However, when we go on a trip next week to Europe, the data usage is metered, and we need to keep it under control. We'll turn off the automatic podcast downloading (largest data stream), and will greatly limit our use of Google Maps or the web browser (I assume those have considerable data streams, too).

    What can be done about email & Facebook, though? As long as they aren't sending photos, sounds, or other binary data, those communications don't use much data at all, allowing us to stay in touch with our friends & family. Is there some way to keep those photos or other attachments from being downloaded to the phone?
    09-12-09 08:24 PM
  2. gettat2d's Avatar
    i went under mobile network settings and left data services turn off until i needed them. also did a backup before i left and deleted email accounts from phone then when i got back i restored service books resent them and got emails pushed back to phone. hope this helps
    09-12-09 08:29 PM
  3. CARTEEUSMC's Avatar
    leave your phone at home. your going to Europe! Enjoy it. I love Spain and Greece. Greece a little more!
    09-12-09 08:31 PM
  4. hossra's Avatar
    In the past (I no longer take my phone unless I buy a local SIM and use Skype), I turned the antenna off unless and until I needed data or to make a call. Try that but, nevertheless, you will incur significant charges.
    09-12-09 09:58 PM
  5. Sneaky21B's Avatar
    dont look at porn..use a psp
    09-12-09 09:58 PM
  6. melh72's Avatar
    I always keep my Data Services kept to: Off When Roaming.
    09-13-09 12:18 AM
  7. Tinyk's Avatar
    Try and buy a small bundle before u go, email and facebook won't use hardly any but goole maps eats it.

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    09-13-09 12:23 AM
  8. kickinitlive247's Avatar
    i know ive said this a million times, but it just works so well for me. turn off data and use wifi at your restaurant/ hotel to catch up whenever you have time to relax.
    last time i went to asia i updated twitter and facebook everynight from my hotel over wifi
    09-13-09 12:35 AM
  9. Pete6's Avatar
    I always keep my Data Services kept to: Off When Roaming.
    This is the way, Go to Options, Mobile Network and set Data Services to Off when Roaming.
    09-13-09 05:51 AM
  10. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    Keep searching for unlocked wifi spots when you get there then save them and remember where they were.

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    09-13-09 09:09 AM
  11. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    All McDonalds restaurants have free wifi but you might have to log in with email address, just make up one, I do that in uk and it logs you in for 24 hrs

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    09-13-09 09:12 AM
  12. MarkJohnson's Avatar
    Good tips for people with wifi-capable Blackberries, but that's not us (Curve 8310).

    I think we're going to simply disable the automatic podcast downloading and then the remaining data usage is affordable.
    09-13-09 09:14 AM
  13. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    BBM uses very little data as tested recently. I would imagine yahoo/google messengers are not much worse.
    Sorry about the wifi

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    09-13-09 09:22 AM
  14. alit#CB's Avatar
    I took my Bold to Spain, I was there for 6 days and when I got my next bill I had a charge of 31 for about 50Mb of data usage! No way did I use this much data!

    I called Orange who explained that because I have a blackberry email account the bold contacts the email server every hour to check for mail. This is not covered by the data bundle that I bought! I was mighty unhappy with them!

    If I can get back onto the blackberry web site I will get rid of that email account and just use yahoo Go!
    10-16-09 06:49 AM