Mobility mobile browser block

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Bell offers its customer the ability to block data and still be able to send/receive picture messaging.

I have been told it is a MBRBLK (mobility mobile browser block)

How do you get this applied with koodo?

Thank you
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Samuel Drouin

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rikkster, Mobile Master

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Hi Samuel,

I'm not seeing that acronym mentioned anywhere on Bell's site. If a data block is applied, this will prevent you from sending and receiving picture messages, (MMS). The data used to send or receive a picture message is not chargeable to you. The problem is that apps that require updates may 'see' the open data connection and update in the background, resulting in a data usage charge.

Programming a separate APN for MMS only, seemed to be a plausible solution at the time. Unfortunately, it only worked for a select few devices. You're welcome to try it, but there are no guarantees this will work for your device, (see Chad's post). Some of the tips in the link below should help to minimize data usage when sending MMS messages.