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Old 01-26-2007, 08:55 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Ashton
A thought... If I sign up for BES with MDS, do I still have to have internet access on my cellular plan or does this replace the cellular intenet plan?
BES hosting does not replace your data plan. Your carrier Blackberry data plan is a prerequisite for all data services on a Blackberry. Adding the data plan basically opens the gates for your Blackberry. Hosted BES providers cannot provide that in place of your carrier.

$20/month is pretty typical for hosted BES.

Originally Posted by Ashton
though as I said above, still a ripoff...
I don't know what to say other than you gotta pay to play. Plenty of us pay for hosted BES and have had to deal with the setup fee out of our own pockets. Obviously, the hosting companies are still in business after years of charging these rates and fees. Again, you could set up and maintain your own Exchange and BES servers if you feel that it's all a ripoff. ;) Actually, there has been talk before about a hosted BES co-op (but it's been just that - talk).

Last edited by takeshi : 01-26-2007 at 09:06 AM.
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