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06-02-2013 01:53 PM
BB's data is recorded at 3-1, compared to other o/s, Android, Apple so I've been told. I have had a BB for years and never went over my data limit of 500 mb in a month. I switched to a Samsung for a very short term and my data went over my limit within 20 days, and left me with a higher bill and I then went back to a BB. The older model BB will still reduce the data sent to carrier (suppression on bb end) and have never gone over again. But I have been told the new Z10 and Q10 do not reduce the data any more. Before I upgrade, I want to confirm this
06-02-2013 03:10 PM
I believe the term you're looking for is data "compression" and not data "suppression".
Yes, it's true...the new BB10 phones do not use data compression and yes, it makes a BIG difference. As you correctly pointed out, older BlackBerry devices use about one-third the data of other smartphones. Why BlackBerry went with this new approach, I'm not sure but I'd love to hear from someone who knows the official reason.
06-02-2013 06:57 PM
06-03-2013 07:14 PM - edited 06-03-2013 07:14 PM
My understanding is that people did not want to pay more for the BIS data plan (most carriers made the user pay an additional 1USD/month for BIS in addition to the regular data plan).
To be given the choice would be nice. I'd gladly continue paying more for full BIS on my Z10.
06-04-2013 02:35 AM
06-05-2013 04:00 AM
Be aware if you upgrade to the Z10 that in case you travel abroad, you will have to turn off all its features. The Z10 cannot behave as a normal blackberry, and use data roaming even in BB mode, which means it costs a fortune. I called the Operator and BB and both blame the other, at the end you pay. I have a brand new Z10 that I cannot use traveling, a waste of time and money, and a stupid step from BB. I believe their product manager should be hanged.
06-05-2013 03:09 PM
It's well known that the OS10 BB's do NOT use the BIS therefore there is no such thing as "Blackberry data". If your provider told you any differently, when you got the phone, either they didn't have a clue about their products or they just lied about it.