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Old 06-01-2005, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Delta737
It does matter, because if mail is pushed, it only connects if I mail is received, while if you pull mail, you don't know if you received mail, and therefore wasted a small amount of GPRS costs...

But if Blackberry is really between $50-$100 per month, it will always be more expensive, I admit
Nope! Even when you use push, the server still transfers some data packets to query the server for new mail. Admittedly, as the connection is constant the small amounts of data packets that do the checking aren't noticable, but they are there. They get swallowed up by the fact that your connection is constant. When you have to physically connect each time, you notice that you're making a connection. They're the about same amounts of data as your pull connection makes (although the handshake connection packets don't happen every time).