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Old 09-02-2004, 09:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looks like the company I work is going to deploy a BES serer to compliment our Exchange server. If I use my Exchange email and the company BES do I still need the BWC I subscribe to through my carrier?
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Old 09-02-2004, 10:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No, you no longer need it.
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Perfect, that saves me an extra $40 a month.
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Perfect, that saves me an extra $40 a month.
How so? You still need unlimited monthly data service..
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You still need to pay for a Blackberry plan, so you still need to pay that $40 per month. You just no longer need to access the BWC.

Theoretically, cellphone companies could provide a discount for not using BWC, and can provide you with a Blackberry-enabled unlimited data plan, then it would work. However, BWC is generally always included "for free" with any data plan you buy on a Blackberry. You still need your data plan.
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Can't I just go with a third party MDS provider? Than again at that point I may as well keep the BWC...
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You need to keep the BWC account with your provider. If you use a third-party MDS (such as myblackberry.us) you still need to be registered on the blackberry network, which only your BWC account through your provider can offer.
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As the BWC is free I'd just keep it, that way you can keep private and personal email seperate.
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You're not paying for Web Client, you are paying for the BlackBerry Data plan, Web Client is basically provided free to the BlackBerry Data users. So you still need a BB Data plan even if you are using a BES, or the redirector.
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