BIS pricing comparison

bwana

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One valid reason might be BlackBerry's data compression. Everything you send or receive over a BIS-connected 'Berry is compressed before hitting the operator's network.
Exactly. Phones like the iPhone chow through data.
 

Rouxenator

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One valid reason might be BlackBerry's data compression. Everything you send or receive over a BIS-connected 'Berry is compressed before hitting the operator's network.
Like Opera Mini does.... on every other phone out there.
 

phoneJunky

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There are plenty of HSDPA blackberrys - are you saying the networks limiting it to 3G?

I have a HSPDA blackberry, but as far as I know i only get 3G on BIS, so yes I think they limit us to 3G. It is more than enough on the telephone anyway. When you connect your phone as a modem you do get HSDPA.
 

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If you think about it, the data that compresses the most is text/html like what you typically get in a browser. Youtube videos, internet radio and other data applications on the phone uses formats that are already compressed so applying compression on that will not have much effect.

I noticed the other day that when I open an article on News24 for the first time in my phones native browser it downloads about 1.3mb so I can imagine this is where compression would be applicable. In my case I have Wireless-N and 10.8mbps HSDPA so I don't really notice the page load ;)
 

bwana

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I noticed the other day that when I open an article on News24 for the first time in my phones native browser it downloads about 1.3mb so I can imagine this is where compression would be applicable. In my case I have Wireless-N and 10.8mbps HSDPA so I don't really notice the page load ;)
Some devices need wifi to do their job properly but phones shouldn't and I'll take affordable and uncapped 3G access over your HSDPA any day. ;)
 

cavedog

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Say what you like about blackberrys but their users can actually afford to use their phones. :)

What a true statement. I have a HTC desire and the data usage is killing me. You can't do anything without a active data connection. It gets quite expensive!
 
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