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Old 08-27-2007, 02:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello Everyone,

My company is seeking to add the 2nd wireless carrier for several users who want to use another wireless carrier other than the current one (T-Mobile) that we have on BES.

Can anyone please kindly let me know what should be done to add another wireless carrier on BES? We currently have a plan with T-Mobile. If our users purchase BlackBerry handhelds, what would the the procedures to add these users on BES and activate their BlackBerry service through BES? Do I have to purchase additional licenses for these users? The BES server is running 4.1.4.15 for Exchange.

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Old 08-27-2007, 02:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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We have users that have blackberries from 2 different carriers. There are no issues, etc. The voice and data plans are from the providers and we just EA the device and away the user goes.
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Old 08-27-2007, 02:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome the forums.

The BES doesn't care which carriers are added - any Blackberry from any carrier can be added. You add them all the same way

We have T-Mo, AT&T, Nextel, Sprint, VZW, Vodafone....etc, etc....
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Hi Totalstu,

Thank you for the prompt reply with your experience with two carriers on BES.

Would you please tell me if I need to do anything on BES when I EA a user with a different wireless carrier? Would RIM servers route packets to the right carrier without needing to be informed for the non-T-Mobile users?

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As long as you have a data plan with the provider you purchased the BB from you're good to go. Enterprise Activate the device and the user is up and good to go.
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I'd like to appreciate answers from all of you. I'll then try to add users on BES as usual once they have purchased their own data plans.
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