1. zahirw's Avatar
    Im planning to travel abroad tonight. I'll be on a roaming BB plan that allows me 1mb a day free. I use BBM a lot and was wondering how many messages I can send and receive per day within 1mb assuming the average size of messages is 30 characters.

    Kinda important.

    thanks guys
    05-24-10 11:37 AM
  2. infinus's Avatar
    30 chars = 30 byte.

    1 MB = 1024 KB
    1 KB = 1024 bytes.

    So you can type almost
    1048576 characters

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    05-24-10 12:48 PM
  3. Apocrathy's Avatar
    34952.53 messages fyi
    05-24-10 12:54 PM
  4. cwhitmore's Avatar
    34952.53 messages fyi
    If it truly is 1 byte per character this makes me really excited to get my Bold 9700, because I was afraid that the one gigabyte data plan I got wasn't going to be enough for BBM.

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    05-24-10 03:09 PM
  5. linuxdaemon's Avatar
    Presumably it would be slightly larger than just a 1-to-1 character count for the content of the message. There would have to be some header information about where to send it, and some additional bytes transferred for status updates (delivered, read). Even if it doubled the size of a message (which would be ridiculous) it still would allow for a lot of messages.
    05-24-10 03:32 PM
  6. Aftashok's Avatar
    how many BBMs average 30 characters though?
    05-24-10 03:39 PM
  7. fredericktex's Avatar
    If you extrapolate from the information the other posters have provided, it amounts to at LEAST 17,000 messages a day. That ought to do it, right?
    05-24-10 10:40 PM
  8. ryguy2008's Avatar
    Though, you have to consider the fact your BlackBerry also communicates with the BIS (or BES) servers. It needs to check to see if you have gotten new emails. It checks for status updates from your peers.

    1 mb should be fine, but just realize that there's more happening "under the hood". One option is to turn data services off when you're not in the mood to bbm.
    05-24-10 11:31 PM