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kbe
Posts: 121
Registered: ‎04-16-2012
My Device: PlayBook + Z10 + Z30
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[OT] PlayBook: wich data service is used?

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Hi,

 

slightliy OT but maybe someone knows:

I purchased a playbook. AFAIK i can not manage the PB with the BESX, right?

 

Now my BB has a data plan for BB Email using the blackberry.net APN with 50 MB per month.

In addition i have a second data plan with 1 TB for normal internet usage when connecting with the "normal" APN from my provider (web.vodafone.de, wap.vodafone.de). This is normally not used because most apps use the BB APN.

 

Can someone tell me what way data travels when the playbook is connected via bridge to the BB and im using the browser or youtube...

What if the playbook is also connected to WIFI when bridged with the BB?

 

I don´t want to spend the whole 50MB from the BB data plan for playing around with the PB. Would be nice if i could force to use the 1TB data plan from the BB if the PB is only connected with bridge an no WIFI is avaiable.

 

TIA

 

Karsten

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Re: [OT] PlayBook: wich data service is used?


kbe wrote:

Hi,

 

slightliy OT but maybe someone knows:

I purchased a playbook. AFAIK i can not manage the PB with the BESX, right? You need Fusion to manage it

 

Now my BB has a data plan for BB Email using the blackberry.net APN with 50 MB per month.

In addition i have a second data plan with 1 TB for normal internet usage when connecting with the "normal" APN from my provider (web.vodafone.de, wap.vodafone.de). This is normally not used because most apps use the BB APN.

 

Can someone tell me what way data travels when the playbook is connected via bridge to the BB and im using the browser or youtube...

What if the playbook is also connected to WIFI when bridged with the BB? It should use wifi first.

 

I don´t want to spend the whole 50MB from the BB data plan for playing around with the PB. Would be nice if i could force to use the 1TB data plan from the BB if the PB is only connected with bridge an no WIFI is avaiable.

 

TIA

 

Karsten


I am not sure about the data path of the hand set when bridged and using you tube.

 




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kbe
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Registered: ‎04-16-2012
My Device: PlayBook + Z10 + Z30

Re: [OT] PlayBook: wich data service is used?

Hi,

 

thanks so far.

What i figured out right now:

- connected to WIFI with PB and bridged: traffic goes over WIFI

- connected bridged only: not all apps work, e.g. youtube app asks for WIFI, other traffic uses the BB data plan

- connected in modem mode and bridged: youtube app seems to use the modem connection over the web.vodafone.de APN (not the BB data plan), other traffic seems to split between blackberry.net APN and web...APN according to a data monitoring app on my Bold9900.

 

I don´t have so much apps right now running to be sure, but it seems most apps use the fastest way. Some apps do not work with the BB data plan over the blackberry.net APN

I guess the bridge browser will always use the BB data plan (did not check this in detail) while the PB browser seems to prefer and use the modem connection with the normal data plan if avaiable.

 

cu

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Posts: 30,921
Registered: ‎06-25-2008
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I'm rockin the BlackBerry Passport, Z30, Z10, Q10, BlackBerry Mini Stereo Speaker, 64 gig PlayBook, BlackBerry Wireless Headset HS-700

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Re: [OT] PlayBook: wich data service is used?

Thanks for the feedback from your testing

 




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