1. How come nobody knows or is sure of MTN's data cap for their BB service? The rumour is that it is unlimited but that is just what it is - rumour. Happy new year to you guys.

  2. Emmy Akintunde

    As loving as Android is, the only but is the High Data Consumption! All the same, I still prefer Android for now, as there are limitless exploration with its Apps :)

  3. I use university wifi for my gadgets almost all the time. But when I have to go outside the university premises, and I need data, it's expensive to subscribe for data plans for my gadgets.

    That's why I reactivated my BB again, for a very cheap price (about N840/month). Nothing beats the cheap BIS internet.

  4. Olukunle Alabetutu

    This Data palaver remind me of my Nokia N900 it suck Data like leviathan a time I will exhaust Glo 7.5Gig within a month and that dig my pocket by 6k. I have to abandon the phone and stick to my BB 8520. But playbook has come to my aid this day.
    As for MTN there Blackberry Data is unlimited that is what I use and I throthle as much as 5Gig in a month even on EDGE

  5. ithis android data guzzling is an overflogged fallacy.

    It is a matter of your consumption pattern, rather than Android itself.

    if you wish to enjoy low data consumption, do most of your internet access via a server assisted web browser like Opera Mini.

    and follow other tips given on this site and elsewhere.

    In other words, you would not have apps like Falcon, gReader or Facebook syncing interminably in the background and still expect abysmal data consumption.

    I have to struggle to consume 10mb a day on Android and I am a heavy user.

    With Airtel1's 1 Gig/ month, data worries are inexistent for me.

    for people running ICS and later, they may want to take a look @ "Onavo Extend" app for Android.

    Of course if limitless data is your goal, by all means, stick to Blackberry. that may be its only USP any way.

  6. Dchemist_Rae

    I can't agree more with Eyebeekay, I do use airtel 1gb blackberry social month on my iphone & I don't seem to have any problem worrying about my data consumption.

  7. olumide

    But why is it difficult to have dedicated Android data service like BB BIS? Is it that we dont have enough people using Android in Nigeria? Or is it a global practice?

  8. Don't you mean "8520"?
    Blackberry has a very comprehensive data compression technology which is baked into their BIS service. All Mobile carriers having BIS subscription plans use this service, and as a result, get to save on data traffic. There is no such service for android, hence the expensive data.

  9. bily

    Airtel allows you to tether your 1gb bis subscription without any tinkering. just subscribe to airtel bis and pop your sim in your android phone and you get to use 1gb for 1month on your android.

    heard glo has also recently opened theirs and you get 3gb for 1month

  10. Olamide Egbayelo

    The Airtel BIS data plan is what i am using presently on the LG droid, its kinda fast on mobile and doesn't really work (slow) when i tether with my PC, but all in all....i still pitch my tent with Blackberry

  11. Belushi

    If you wanna enjoy android, you'll not only need enough data, but a fast one as well. I have since decided to always achieve these two by subscribing to the right ISP.
    Lammy, just stick to what works best for you. I wouldn't be caught on BB anyway, even without Internet network. I haven't seen any app on the BB platform that can offer the kind of experience I get on my android. None!

  12. I kinda agree with you eyebeekay, moving on to the android platform has been very interesting for me, except for the unlimited data allowance on BB, nothing else really. With a little fine tuning here and there and with autosync turned off for most apps, you are just good to go! And with google play store by ur side, just enjoy!

  13. Apparently, u aren't aware it's possible to use a BIS plan on ur android. I use MTN BIS cos it's easy to tweak. For me, after discover aw to use MTN BIS on android, it's been android all d way :)


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