Even with all the virtual certainity that RIM won't be shut down, there are certain organizations that desire contingency plans anyway. This post is moved here, for completeness.
Originally Posted by summa
In the patent infringement case, NTP is seeking an injunction again RIM which would essentially shut the network down and render all Blackberries unable to receive wireless e-mail. It would also halt the sale of Blackberries in the U.S. The judge is requesting briefs and setting a hearing date on the injunction request.
IF (and yes, it's a big IF) such an injunction were to be issued, what is your/your organization's backup plan? Are you spending money now to put such a plan in place? How long would the network have to be down and you/your people be without BB service before seeking alternatives?
We are wrestling with these issues and are interested in what others are doing and thinking.
For many, this is understandably a legitimate worry of even a temporary interruption in BlackBerry service because of this, as tiny the chance as it may be. Feel free to discuss here, and only in this thread. Do not create unnecessary duplicate threads.