email access charges

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email access charges

How much will it generally cost me to set up my email on a go-phone?  I don't have any special data package or a smartphone.  Strictly pay as you go.  I don't plan to access email too often on my phone...just when I am on the road if I am expecting an important email.  I am wondering how much of a charge I am going to get hit with to both set it up and then afterwards to receive an email?  I hate to see my whoel balance be depleted by doing this. 

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Professor

Re: email access charges

Depends on how many letters are in your e-mails.
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Master

Re: email access charges

I wouldn't really recommend using e-mail without having a data plan - even if it's fairly occasional use.  You might want to purchase the $5/10 MB data package to begin with - see how far that takes you; and without making a large investment in it, you can also get a better idea of the amount of data usage you are talking about so you can calculate what your estimated cost would be on a PPU basis.

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Scholar

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Susan1983 wrote:

How much will it generally cost me to set up my email on a go-phone?  I don't have any special data package or a smartphone.  Strictly pay as you go.  I don't plan to access email too often on my phone...just when I am on the road if I am expecting an important email.  I am wondering how much of a charge I am going to get hit with to both set it up and then afterwards to receive an email?  I hate to see my whoel balance be depleted by doing this. 


Don't bother using pay as you go for email. Even the $5/10MB per month package is considerably cheaper. On my Sony Ericsson feature phone, I used around 20~50MB per month or so for email and occasional web browsing (using Opera Mini). On pay per use data ($0.01/5KB), that would cost $40~100 per month. My suggestion, buy the $25/500MB package and then just top it up every 29 days with the $5/10MB package to roll over the data balance. If you don't need email access on your phone every month, I reckon you could also just buy the $5/10MB for the times that you need it. A session of checking a couple of emails for me usually takes 500KB or so.

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Master

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As an additional reference point, I use e-mail all day long, everyday - but hardly ever use data outside of e-mail. With both my Nokia E70 and the 6820, I rarely used more than 5 to 8 MB of data per month - using the phone's e-mail client, not the web. With my E7 I am using far more data as I have e-mail polling turned on now. It really is highly dependant on the device you are using and how you access your e-mail acccount.
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There must be a happy medium somewhere between being totally informed and blissfully unaware.

     - Doug Larson

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Professor

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Yep. I suspect that those who used over 1gb were streaming audio, video, and photos. Facebook is also heavy on data as WB noted.
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