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1. Using Your BlackBerry > 1. Choose a Data Plan

Choose a Data Plan

You may know how to choose a voice plan, but what type of data plan do you need?

Mobile phones have been around long enough for people to know the ins and outs of a voice plan. By now, most of us realize what type of mobile phone user we are, how many minutes we’re likely to use in a month, and we can pick an appropriate voice plan and realize the implications.

But what about the data plan? How much data are you likely to use with your BlackBerry? What are the factors that should contribute to this decision?

BlackBerry’s Wireless Usage

One of the reasons BlackBerry has raced on the scene and become so popular is its "push” technology. Access to email from a mobile device has been around for quite a while, but it’s always been a "pull” technology. That is, when you wanted to check your email on your mobile phone, you access a mail application and then poll your server to see if any new mail has arrived. This process is usually slow due to network latency and hardware of small devices.


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