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Old 11-07-2008, 05:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have bought an unlocked Rodgers Bold to use in Sweden and I have no idea how to activate the BIS option. When I go to email setup it only shows BES. Anyone help please.
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Old 11-07-2008, 06:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Bis needs to be put on your plan from your provider. Dial up 611 and tell them u want the blackberry package
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Third time you've posted the exact same question... It would be easier if you kept the conversation in one thread.

User is in Sweden. Doubt 611 will work.

There is a special data plan that you must have in order to fully utilize your BlackBerry. It is called a "BlackBerry Data Plan". If your carrier doesn't offer it, then you will never get your e-mail onto your BlackBerry. Call your carrier and ask how to add a BlackBerry Data Plan to your account.

Also, a great place to learn about the capabilities and requirements of a BlackBerry is our FAQ at BlackBerry FAQ - BlackBerryFAQ

Good luck.
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Thanks! I am new to the Blackberry and also to the forum. Please excuse me if I re-posted, was unintentionally.
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hello Santiago, did you understand what is BIS and what is BES? if not:

BIS is Blackberry Internet Service
BES is Blackberry Enterprise Server

Both are practically the same thing, but what is different;

For Blackberry to send and receive email, it has to pass by a server, like to surf the Web, you have to pass by a server.

BIS is a server that your telephone company (like orange, vodafone, etc) has, and registers blackberry users on it for email. Normally all telephone companies make you pay for the option. In france, orange call it blackberry option and cost 9 euros per month on your mobile phone bill.

BES is also a server that your company owns. Big companies or banks do not want to pay for all their blackberry users for the blackberry option, and also the information is more secure on your own server, so they buy a server for themselves.

For you to have BIS, call your telephone company and ask for the blackberry option. If you do have more questions, feel free to ask. best regards
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Your explanation is a bit off (OK, a lot off).

BIS and BES are very much different.

Your explanation of BES ("do not want to pay") is misinformed, as each BES user pays for a BES fee with their carrier (which is someimes MORE than BIS) and there is also a BES licensing fee. It is not a cost deal - BES costs significantly more than BIS. And it offers many more features.

BlackBerry FAQ is a great resource.
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