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How does the GPRS costing work, say, if I use MSN Messenger? Is it still kbs received? Also, what is the average kbs received per message of say 6 words?

Thanks for any help!

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How does the GPRS costing work, say, if I use MSN Messenger? Is it still kbs received? Also, what is the average kbs received per message of say 6 words?

Thanks for any help!

That question is a bit intenseor too exact.

What i can tell u is, 1mb = £4

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I can look up the data charges, but it doesn't really answer my question.

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just relised what device u got... cool cool.

how about u put on msn messenger on ur phone a few days b4 billing, use it for 5mins and a few days later it will be on ur bill.

not the smartest way around it but a do-able way !

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I can look up the data charges, but it doesn't really answer my question.

its a difficult question that rears up quite regularly TBH.

It is not easy to say how much data an MSN session takes as the data overhead in the application is not really noted anywhere...

i think you would have to be MSN'ing for quite a while to burn thru a Meg of data but unless you have a GPRS counter and are prepared to do some test of your own, i dont think you are going to get a straight answer, mainly cos there isnt one!

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i work for Orange and even i find the whole Orange World thing gay and annoying to explain to customers.

from what i understand, if u buy an Orange World bundle, that only makes Orange world free, but as soon as i go to ie// www.modaco.com, im then paying extra data charges.

forgot where i was going wif this, again !

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i work for Orange and even i find the whole Orange World thing gay and annoying to explain to customers.

from what i understand, if u buy an Orange World bundle, that only makes Orange world free, but as soon as i go to ie// www.modaco.com, im then paying extra data charges.

forgot where i was going wif this, again !

better not be!! the Pompey O shop rep told me that i can surf the WEB for 'free' if i take the 5quid a month off peak data bundle...

is this a different thing to OWU?

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from what i understand it is different.

but im going to find out the facts anywayz, cos its a topic that isn't sold that often in our shop or many orange shops because the training on it isn't too amazing.

i know how u will find out though, check ur orange bill !! and when ya do, please get bk to me !

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Orange World is a subscription service for GPRS Data- once you have the bundle, it doesnt matter what you do with it; you can use if for Email, IM, Web Surfing, RSS feeds, Traffic Info etc, etc. You can buy various data bundles.

You will only pay for data used over your allocated bundle, or if you are on the Evening/Weekend tariff, for all daytime use.

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Orange World is a subscription service for GPRS Data- once you have the bundle, it doesnt matter what you do with it; you can use if for Email, IM, Web Surfing, RSS feeds, Traffic Info etc, etc. You can buy various data bundles.

You will only pay for data used over your allocated bundle, or if you are on the Evening/Weekend tariff, for all daytime use.

thanks for that. i was under that exact impression so i hope my bill is not the way to find out!! its kinda too late by then...

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Well, I've had OWA since last June, and have never had any GPRS charges unless over my allowance.

Fingers crossed!

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hey....

been talking to boss about orange world. my bad i was getting all confuzzled wif staff orange world access and consumer orange world access.

stupid me *self slaps*

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Orange World is a subscription service for GPRS Data- once you have the bundle, it doesnt matter what you do with it; you can use if for Email, IM, Web Surfing, RSS feeds, Traffic Info etc, etc. You can buy various data bundles.

You will only pay for data used over your allocated bundle, or if you are on the Evening/Weekend tariff, for all daytime use.

I see, but we have no bundle on our contract, so, what would the cost be? What if I only used msn for one conversation which ended up being like 10kb of data received..how much would that cost?

I know there's not a simple answer, and I am extremely hesitant to call up Orange because of past experiences...the best way is probably to try it out but I was just wondering if anyone had any idea.

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i dont know if this will help but i used to be on a "3" contract and i used my mobile phone as a modem one time and spent 1hr online and that cost me nearly £100.............yeah wait that wont help. u want help wif orange........

soz m8

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Previous discussion on this topic suggested that MSN used a very small amount of data, but of course 'small' is a relative term, and a long conversation could involve quite a bit of text transmission (remember GPRS costs for data in both directions)

I think Orange charge £3 per MB, so in your case, 10KB would cost 30p

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Previous discussion on this topic suggested that MSN used a very small amount of data, but of course 'small' is a relative term, and a long conversation could involve quite a bit of text transmission (remember GPRS costs for data in both directions)

I think Orange charge £3 per MB, so in your case, 10KB would cost 30p

Based on £3 per MB, doesn't 10KB work out at about 3p?

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Based on £3 per MB, doesn't 10KB work out at about 3p?

:rolleyes: Doh- it sure does!

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Hmmmm, I am wondering if they actually charge it right down to per kb...

But, with this new thing of a flat rate of £8 per month, I might just leave it until that is available, then try to talk my Dad into adding that to our contract!

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just to correct u, its £4 for MB.

:rolleyes:

That would depend whether you have purchased a data bundle or not

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That just adds to the confusion :rolleyes:

If you have a 25MB data bundle, extra MB cost £0.70. Lower data bundles cost a little more- the 4MB bundle costs £1 per extra MB I believe.

Roll on the £8 'Unlimited' bundle !

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