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Old 08-26-2005, 03:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Currently i got the selection of:

Sprint
Verzion
T-mobile
Cingular

And i'm wondering if all of them provide a BES, and a "e-mail" address that they also provide alikin to "bah@tmo.blackberry.com" i'm wondering if verzion or any others provide something alikin to that?

I'm currently trying to decide which carrier to go with and i'm really wanting a carrier that already include an BES and an e-mail address along with it.

Btw i'm not sure if BES is the correct name for the thing i am thinking of? what i'm thinking of is when someone e-mail me at the "bah@tmo.blackberry.com" address for example its insaniously forwarded to the blackberry.
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It's not BES you're asking about... that's something different.

You're asking about BWC/BIS ... and yes, all of those carriers provide BWC/BIS with a Blackberry Data Plan on your account.
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Awesome, so that eliminated that one point of worry for me, because i wasn't sure which carrier i wanted, because all of them had almost equal coverage in my area, some were cheaper than others, but now that has elimated my main worry.

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T Mobile is probably going to be your cheapest option. T Mobile normally has the cheapest price for minutes and I know that my data plan with them is only $19.99 a month. Most other services cost 2 or 3 times that amount for the unlimited data plan.
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Your area should really determine what provider is right for you. Here in the tri-state area Verizon is by far the most reliable than comes nextel. Even though the coverage maps are close to the same here, verizion is far superior. I have spent many a car ride where my nextel had no signal and my buddys verizion had one or two bars.
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p.s. t-mobile and cingular in the new york metro area are fine but here in the burbs' the are pathetic.
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it should also depend on what you are looking for in a plan
unlimited txt
unlimited data etc etc
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I just switched from Blackberry data with Cingular to T-Mobile, having had a T-Mobile voice plan for the last four years. T-Mobile is by far cheaper. The only problem I'm having is they don't support MSN email, the work around I'm using is have msn email forwarded to my device via desktop outlook then, if I need to respond, log into mobile.msn.com. T-Mobile coverage isn't nearly as good as Verizon or Cingular but it works without a hitch for me in the NYC metro area.

I don't believe any of the services offer a BES but you can find third party solutions. If you don't need a secure access to MS Exchange with BES, there are other less expensive solutions than the BB.

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T Mobile is probably going to be your cheapest option. T Mobile normally has the cheapest price for minutes and I know that my data plan with them is only $19.99 a month. Most other services cost 2 or 3 times that amount for the unlimited data plan.
True point as I am with Verizon and I think my unlimited data plan is like $50 a month!
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Make sure whoever you choose provides TCP/IP access or you won't be able to use things like instant messaging without a 3rd party BES hosting service...
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