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Old 09-26-2004, 08:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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All of these sources of Hosted BES provide MDS..

Sources of hosted BES:
  • Mailstreet.com
    This seems to be the most popular choice. I use this, and it works with all Blackberry apps I've tried. They are a hosted Exchange server provider with a Blackberry Enterprise Server option. $23 per month total costs, it is reportedly possible to get access to BES/MDS.
  • eOutlook
    This service is cheaper, and some people have mixed reports about this. About $12 per month. Some say they work with MDS, but does not support wireless synchronization. Reportedly slow technical support and may not be as reliable as Mailstreet.
  • MyBlackberry.us
    Cheapest MDS service available with no signup restriction (unlike DeafBES). More barebones than the above, emphasis on MDS rather than providing Exchange email. Just recently started, unproven history, but had an initial good review by an early customer. Appears to be a good choice if you just want to keep using your existing BWC email. $10 per month.
  • Lanlogic
    They now provide BES Hosting. About $25 per month. This is an old favourite among some corporations, as they have been around since 1995.
  • MI8 Corporation
    They cater to bigger groups, supposed to support MDS. Need to contact them for a price quote, normally cater to at least 10 people but reportedly catered to a single individual.
  • Lormar Logic Corporation
    Their new DeafBES service is the cheapest at only $39.95 per year (only $3.32 per month) but caters only to deaf individuals. Lormar Logic (lormarlogic.com) is a deaf services company familiar to many gadget-saavy deaf individuals. They provide many different wireless TTY services for the deaf, including their new Blackberry TTY Service. You must send in your Blackberry to be activated on their BES. (Note for everyone else: TTY is a text telephone device frequently used by the deaf)
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This comes from my Hosted BES FAQ;

Anyone who want to learn more about the advantages of third party BES/MDS hosting services, will be very interested to read this thread too:

Hosted BES FAQ - Get HTML/ICQ/AIM/MSN/IRC/telnet/SSH working
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You may want to add the following two:

Bell Hosted Exchange: http://www.hostedmail.bell.ca/products.html

Intermedia: http://www.intermedia.net
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Also, you might want to note that for Verizon 7750 users there is an alternative to hosted BES for Web Browsing.

http://www.mobileweb4u.com offers a Web Gateway service for $29.95US per year. This is cheaper than most BES services and great if you either:

A) Don't want to deal with Outlook / Configuration of BES on your desktop
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B) Don't need full MDS service.

The use of mobileweb4u's service will require you to install ReqWireless' browser. This browser is HTML, not WAP.
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So Tony (real newb question here)

If my 7750 is configured to use my company's enterprise server that does not have MDS (don't think they are gonna ever get it), can I configure the browser the use a different service (like the one you listed?)

How would I configure the browser?
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Jimn367,
You could obtain the mobileweb4u service which will provide you an IP address and port to use to access the web. Once you install ReqWireless' Web Viewer, you go into settings in that application and insert the IP and port that was provided by mobileweb4u for the Verizon network. You will need the WebViewer 3.5 for BlackBerry Personal Edition from http://www.reqwireless.com/download-webviewer.html

It's a pretty painless setup compared to the hosted BES options and won't affect your existing BES setup.
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Just so everyone knows, mobileweb4u will only work on Verizon and Alltel networks.

Tellus and Bell Mobility are specificly listed as not supported on the mobileweb4u's 'phones' page.

Wanted to make sure no one spent $30 for nothing.
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