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Level 1: Joiner
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎19-08-2011

Is 100mb enough for light use as I'll mostly be using wifi?

I don't think I'll be using it much just for messenger probably. Can I use the wifi at home for it? Can I change my data bolt on if it's not enough. Many thanks
Level 2: Apprentice
Posts: 35
Registered: ‎15-07-2008

Re: Is 100mb enough for light use as I'll mostly be using wi

yes it should be. Keep away from streaming media though. O2's smallest data package for Blackberry is 500mb anyway I think.
Unlike on other phones Blackberries compress data so you use much less than on any other brand of phone.
You should also be good to go for wifi at home as well Smiley Happy
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Registered: ‎25-10-2010

Re: Is 100mb enough for light use as I'll mostly be using wi

As above, stay away from the data hoggers like youtube other than wifi but you'll find 100MB is ample for a lot of things inc. light web browsing. If you're unsure of your usage, look for an app called Mobile Data alerter.
Level 9: Fired up
Posts: 1,363
Registered: ‎09-11-2010

Re: Is 100mb enough for light use as I'll mostly be using wi

Bellablue is mistaken, you can buy the 100mb bolt on for Blackberry if that is what you need.
Level 2: Apprentice
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎27-05-2010

Re: Is 100mb enough for light use as I'll mostly be using wi

I know I am a tad off topic, but thanks sheepdog for alerting us to Mobile Data Alerter. I have just downloaded it out of interest rather than anything, but it seems a really useful tool to determine data usage, and thereby tariff.
Also very interesting to see just how effective BlackBerry data compression is!
Level 2: Apprentice
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎28-12-2010

Re: Is 100mb enough for light use as I'll mostly be using wi

I have a programme called Network Traffic Control on my BlackBerry and it tells me that I have used 68MB on 3G since 1 Aug. MyO2 tells me that I have used just 5MB since 26Jul. That's BB data compression for you. I'm using email, web browser, Facebook, Twitter, BBM and a couple of installed apps.
My message to the OP is to get the 100MB package, avoid streaming and app downloads whilst out and about, then make use of wifi whenever you can.
Level 2: Apprentice
Posts: 123
Registered: ‎30-11-2007

Re: Is 100mb enough for light use as I'll mostly be using wi

Hi, I moved to BB 100mb data on the 1st August and since then I have used 3mb of data
I have not used the Internet on my BB, but lots of emails and contacts & calendar sync.
The Internet on the BB is not good for media. Jeff