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Old 08-12-2006, 02:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is for student learning purposes.
I'm not sure of the network architecture requirements of BES, also not sure of what Boost gives it's customers.
I have the 20 cents a day Boost internet plan.
I'm trying to avoid paying a carrier for a data plan for this exercise.
I realize I can't get to a BES on Boost, but I'm thinking that if I host the bes myself it may be different, I think I just answered my own question, it can't be done.
I'll put the question out there anyway. (fire retardant suit is on!)

Can boost(pre-paid nxtl) network support a blacberry (7520) on BES.

I have an Exchange Server that I can bring up.
I also have the free BES Express.
I don't want to use my Verizon bb to learn about BES, due to it's 99.999 uptime business requirements which Verizon & Mailstreet is good at.

So, I have a 7520 laying around that I can use on Boost.
Will the protocols on Boost support this, or do I need to pay NXTL to use TCP/IP(or whatever BES requires)?

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Old 08-12-2006, 02:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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BES requires a specific BES internet plan. I don't believe boost offers such a plan. TCP/IP isn't enough.
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the BlackBerry data plan with a carrier basically allows your handheld to work on RIM's network. without that pass to get through the pearly gates, the handheld won't be able to work, as there will be no recognition of the RIM infrastructure.
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thanks folks,
Apparently there is more to the Rim network then just a BES server and a "pipe" to that server,so maybe I'll bail on my idea, but thanks again.
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This is for student learning purposes.
I'm not sure of the network architecture requirements of BES, also not sure of what Boost gives it's customers.
I have the 20 cents a day Boost internet plan.
I'm trying to avoid paying a carrier for a data plan for this exercise.
I realize I can't get to a BES on Boost, but I'm thinking that if I host the bes myself it may be different, I think I just answered my own question, it can't be done.
I'll put the question out there anyway. (fire retardant suit is on!)

Can boost(pre-paid nxtl) network support a blacberry (7520) on BES.

I have an Exchange Server that I can bring up.
I also have the free BES Express.
I don't want to use my Verizon bb to learn about BES, due to it's 99.999 uptime business requirements which Verizon & Mailstreet is good at.

So, I have a 7520 laying around that I can use on Boost.
Will the protocols on Boost support this, or do I need to pay NXTL to use TCP/IP(or whatever BES requires)?

lol, sounds like something I tried to do last year.

nice thinking...
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For a student project it should be fine to use serial bypass/USB cable. As long as you don't need to do a wireless EA or something.
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