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Old 05-09-2010, 03:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

recently purchased the 9700 from Vodafone, I have a few questions and really need help on it's capabilities.

I purchased the phone because I wanted to be able to sync my phone with Outlook especially the calendar. Now I am able to receive emails to my phone but I am not able to sync my calendar, my vodafone plan is personal use and not business.

Is there any way of doing this without having to become a business plan user?

I have downloaded the Business Enterprise Server but I am really unsure what this is and if there is any extra costs that I will incur if I install it and start using it, will this link my Outlook calendar?

I told Vodafone what I wanted to do when I ordered it but feel I have been led down the wrong path but like the phone, I just want it to work for what I got it for.

Any help and advice would be appreciated.


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You cannot sync an outlook calendar wirelessly without a BES (a server).
You can however do a manual sync, using Blackberry Desktop Manager (also required for backups and updates to the OS) to sync to outlook.

You would need a BES data plan, usually reserved (in the UK) for business customers.
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There are two types of BB data plans: BES or BIS. BES is only for people who can use their BB in a Microsoft Exchange environment. If you bought your BB privately and if you use it through your private email address, you'll be on BIS. You would set up your email accounts through Vodafone's BB Internet mail website. Synchronisation is done through the BB Desktop Manager (on your BB user tools cd-rom or to be downloaded from BB's website). While BES users synchronise automatically, with BIS, you would have to synchronise deliberately.
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