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Old 05-11-2009, 09:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone ever moved the network they use for their handsets with a BES.

EG: We have a customer who has their own BES server with T-Mobile SIM cards in their handsets, they want to move to Vodafone.

They've been told they need to basically scrap their BES license and buy a new one from Vodafone, this seems mad to me surely all you have to do is get new SIM cards (blackberry enabled) from Vodafone and then re-enterprise activate the handsets once they have the new Vodafone SIM's installed.?
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You're correct. They would need to have BES provisioned SIM cards from Vodafone and reactivate. The BES is not carrier specific. We switched from primarily Nextel devices to Verizon devices a few years ago. We have multiple different carriers on our BES.
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You're correct. They would need to have BES provisioned SIM cards from Vodafone and reactivate. The BES is not carrier specific. We switched from primarily Nextel devices to Verizon devices a few years ago. We have multiple different carriers on our BES.
thanks JSConyers, I was 99.9% certain I was right but we only install via Vodafone (best carrier in the UK for business) so have never had to switch networks before.

I knew it must be right as the BES servers only talk to relay servers (RIM) not the provider directly.
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