I've spent all day today trying to get the data service working on my 7100r through Fido. All started out well but every time I told them I had a non-Fido phone, all communications stopped. Even talking to a technician (who I'm convinced is called a 'technician' because he's the guy with the manuals for the phones they sell at his desk...he doesn't seem to know more than that) wasn't helpful. The manager I spoke to last gave me the same treatment as he consulted with the tech for all his answers...then he referred me to howardforums.com.
Good thing I didn't subscribe to a BES service yet. You'd think that a guy with a server running at home with an exchange server on it would have an easier time with this sort of thing.
Unless I figure out an alternative, I'm going to have to sell this phone or pay through the nose to cancel my plan with Fido...neither excite me greatly.
If anybody has a spare miracle laying around...or at least a tissue, I'm listening