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Old 01-06-2009, 04:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just got a corporate issued BB 8707g. Wanted a Bold but company would not spring for the extra expense of the plan. Also, if I paid the extra then I would still not own the device if I was the leave the company.

So the question; If I was was to buy an unlocked BB Bold and simply swap the SIM from one to the other - would it just work?

Corporate has some pretty stiff IT policies - is there something they can do to lock the SIM to the handset?
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If you already have an account on the company BES then using your own device should work. Having said that if its anything like my company they will get a little upset if you use your own handset!!
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If you already have an account on the company BES then using your own device should work. Having said that if its anything like my company they will get a little upset if you use your own handset!!
Sorry Moonshadow,
That's totally wrong, if you swap your SIM into another device, you'll need the BES admin (IT Support) to provide you with a new activation password to allign your new BlackBerry with your works BES. So you're best asking if they'll do that before you fork out on a new device.

BlackBerrys work on a PIN basis, every BlackBerry has it's own personal PIN which it linked to your work's email account on their BES. If you swap your BlackBerry, you'll have a new PIN, and you'll have to update your BES so it matches.
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Thanks Skyman - that is what I'd guessed, just wanted to confirm it. I'll check with a friendly IT Support guy to see if they can help me.
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I never recommend using a personal device on a company BES. Just use what they give you. IT policies can really lock down what you can and cannot do and if you try to put personal info on it, you need to consider that nothing is personal any longer. If they want to see it, the company can and has the right to do so.
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I never recommend using a personal device on a company BES. Just use what they give you. IT policies can really lock down what you can and cannot do and if you try to put personal info on it, you need to consider that nothing is personal any longer. If they want to see it, the company can and has the right to do so.
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BlackBerrys are great tools, but always remember that if it's on a company BES, they can know EVERYTHING! (well, almost!!).
And again, I've seen some policys that even lock down things like sms, bluetooth, gps, wifi, and camera!
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