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Old 10-30-2007, 10:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Greetings everyone,

I currently have a BES (Small Business Edition I believe) setup running 12 users on the Rogers Mobility network in Canada.

We're getting a little miffed at our supplier, and want to explore other options and carriers.

The question I have - can BES support multiple wireless carriers at the same time? ie: my 12 existing users are all on Rogers, but adding users under MTS or Telus?


Old 10-30-2007, 10:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You can use as many carriers as you want.
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Old 10-30-2007, 10:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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^^ What he said

We use Rogers, Nextel, Telus, Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, Vodafone...etc etc. They are all set up the same way on the BES, which is VERY nice for support.
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I'm running 4.0 and have at least 6 carriers. No problem.
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we have customers that do it all the time because of coverage or similar issues, including cross border solutions - i.e. london remote office with local device and SIM hosted on a Madrid BES.
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Yes, the carriers should not matter. BES never actually communicates directly with the phone, only the RIM BlackBerry servers on the Internet. At RIM's HQ it interfaces with all of the separate carriers directly so you don't need to be concerned about any of the routing.

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