Possible to purchase a single CAL for Software Express (BPS)?
Is it possible to purchase one, single CAL?
I have a very, very small business (myself & one other). We have Windows Small Business Server 2003, which for all practical purposes is an Exchange Server. My colleague has a Blackberry, but since I've had a Treo, our needs have been met with the BPS Express and the one free license it comes with. Today I finally made the switch, and now I too have a Blackberry. From what I can see on their website, I will need to purchase a 5-CAL bundle for around $500, and from there I can purchase them one at a time for $99.00.
I'm hoping I'm not reading this right.
Am I able to purchase just one, single CAL instead of the 5 pack?
Thanks for your help.
P.S. I'm very grateful to have found this board. I'm a psychologist with a love for technology, but I'm way over my head even trying to administer the server I'm using. It looks like I can learn a lot by reading through all of your previous posts. Thanks again!
Yes you can,
You need to get in contact with your local RIM reseller, it looks like you're with Verzion, if you give them a call, then they can give you the price for just the one CAL.
I think (though don't quote me on this) that some providors actually give you a CAL when you sign up for their BES data package.
As the prior poster indicated, indeed you can and my office does this - contact your local corporate VZW store. They overnight you one piece of paper -- the CAL license code.
The trick is getting/keeping the product code since many of the VZW reps (consumer side) wont know what your asking for (YMMV) making this a bit more time consuming (at least the first time). I think a BPS and BES CAL is the same, IIRC. That may help the rep.
Thank you for this help. I was on the phone with a Verizon representative (and the two additional people he forwarded me to) for about 40 minutes, and was unable to find anyone who knew what I was talking about. Each of them insisted that the phone comes with everything needed for this type of sync, and that no additional software is necessary. I remember these same discussions when I tried to set up my colleague's BB six months ago.
Bottom line is that I learned I am able to buy the singe user CAL directly from BB for $99.00. I ended up purchasing it from BlackBerryGadgets.com for $88.00. And that call only lasted 4 minutes, from start to finish.
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