when you import a large PST into hosted exchange / office 365, it wants to send all those gigs to the phone?

Setting up someone with office 365.  He wants to import all his contacts, mail and calendar that he's been running in outlook with his pop mail account.

And he's going to have his phone access that new account also.

The PST for all the old mail / contacts and calendar is about 5GB.  When I import it into outlook / office 365, his PC will copy all that data up to the office 365 server, right?  

And then office 365 will send it to his phone (a droid, if that matters)  That's a lot of data.  He has to make sure he's on wifi so he doesn't use up most / all his cell phone data allotment for the month, right?

Any idea how long he has to be on wifi?  a couple hours?  Days?  and how will he know when the phone has all the data?

I've never did this before so any info / advice is appreciated!
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JohnConnect With a Mentor Business Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Over good Wi-Fi?  I would estimate less than 60 minutes for the first sync.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Have you thought about archiving the mail before importing into hosted Exchange?  This would reduce the amount of email going to the phone.
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Silviu ContiuCommented:
When you setup the account on the phone, select a sync duration to 1 month, that way not all emails will be downloaded to his phone.
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BeGentleWithMe-INeedHelpAuthor Commented:
archive - he wants most all of it on the phone (there's limits based on how much space is on the phone right?)  And most of the space is calendar and contacts. Yeah, you can set it so you don't see things more than 1 month ago on your phone, just like not being able to see email more than 1 month old?

Or if you go back a year, does the phone then get those appointments for display as you request those dates? Or those dates are blank and you just have to know that the phone isn't a complete history?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Then he needs a phone with ample memory (32Gb or more), 4G speed and then just wait for it to sync.

All of the mail and lots of time or speed and a little bit of the mail.

I use my computer for the above requirement.
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BeGentleWithMe-INeedHelpAuthor Commented:
is there an easy way to see that the phone is in sync?  any idea how long it would take for it to sync 5GB over wifi?
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BeGentleWithMe-INeedHelpAuthor Commented:
and a 5GB PST would be about 5GB of data? There's not 1 - 2 GB of overhead in that, right?
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BeGentleWithMe-INeedHelpAuthor Commented:
thanks!
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@BeGentleWithMe-INeedHelp  - You are very welcome and I was happy to help.
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