Originally Posted by toddz
That is probably the easiest and most practical solution but it would cost money. Another possible solution would be to ask if anyone here is willing to add the BlackBerry to their BES, removed the policy (actually just push a new one with no restrictions), and then remove it from the BES. Not that hard but you would need to find a really nice person.
...who works for a company that has absolutely NO information security policies whatsoever...
...or you could find someone to ship your device to put on a new non-restrictive policy (w/ bluetooth options enabled), for a fee, of course...
...but by that point, you could have spent the $10-20 for a single month of BES hosting services and been done with it (assuming they have altered their policies).
just my opinion.
and the hosting provider option brings up a great point - how does one know what policies are enabled? if the hosting provider is using BES 4.1, just think of all the personal information they could get by enabling SMS, PIN and Phone Call logging - quite frightening. i'm really surprised that a company or corporation has not done this already and reselled their services for the sole purpose of information gathering (not sure how legal that'd be, but if the information was buried in a user agreement clause somewhere - wow).