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Old 08-10-2010, 09:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

Our company is facing high roaming costs from GPRS data charges from Blackberry devices.
Is it possible to utilize the IT policy in BES to lower the data cost when roaming?

What do you recommend for the IT policy?
In the IT Policy I have disallowed the Messenger and the IP Modem, but I would like to know if there is any other IT policy that can help to reduce data cost.

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I found it easier to just get international dataplans for the users that travel abroad alot.

15 per month extra = 180 per year vs 200 per month overage charges.
the other thing we did is make users responsible for repayment of charges if they dont notify us of their international travels.
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I like the idea that is to make users responsible for repayment of charges if they don't notify us of their international travels. That way I can add the traveling user to a more data restrictive IT policy as a solution.
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Do you know how to use the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Resource Kit to monitor or report the MDS data usage for each Blackberry device?

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That will only tell a bit of the data, user can still use carrier to bypass BES for browsing, music streaming etc.

the carrier is the best to contact for data usage.
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