Originally Posted by rambo47
If your company puts you on their BES plan that's all you need. You definitely do not need a data plan of your own. It's one or the other: corporate BES or personal BIS. The good news is that they pay for your data plan. The bad news is they usually push an IT policy onto your Blackberry that restricts what you can do with it. Often you won't be able to add personal email accounts. Sometimes it means no internet surfing or any third-party apps. You give them control over your Blackberry, even though it's your property. Once you're on the corporate BES they call the shots.
1. It would be possible for the company to allow you access to the BES without purchasing the data plan for you. You might want to clarify exactly what the company will offer with the BES.
2. The nature of the IT Policy can vary widely, so it might not be an onerous restriction. Then again, it might. Check with the administrator in charge of the BES server.
Oh, and to the OP -- welcome.