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Old 11-01-2005, 05:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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First post here, and a quick search gave me mixed results, so I thought I'd try this...

I just got a BB through my job. It's one of the old, greyscale screen ones that I find very clunky. I know that BBs have SIM chips, but my company uses a password authentication that kicks in after 10 minutes of inactivity. Is it possible to purchase an unlocked modern model and swap chips?

Also, is there a repository of BB-browser friendly sites anywhere? Searches are too generic to give me what I'm looking for. For example, I tried to find a WAP version of the United Airlines timetable, and they can't seem to find one (nor can I). America West has one, I HAVE to think that UAL does, too. Does this forum have a page of useful links?

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In regards to the password "problem", the answer is no. If you are using a company BES and they have set the timeout at 10 minutes, then there is no way around it. It is there to protect you. Circumventing security measures is what gets companies and employees in trouble. My security lecture is done now. BTW, welcome to the forum.
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In regards to the password "problem", the answer is no. If you are using a company BES and they have set the timeout at 10 minutes, then there is no way around it. It is there to protect you. Circumventing security measures is what gets companies and employees in trouble. My security lecture is done now. BTW, welcome to the forum.
Oh, I figured that. What I meant was: Is the PW feature a function of the SIM chip, or the unit itself. I've got no interest in broaching corporate security, I wanted to see if it were possible to meet security guidelines AND have a unit that was a bit more up-to-date.

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you can have any device enabled on the BES. As long as the company is ok with you using a personal device, it just a matter of having your IT person switch them. The policy will push out to the device and you will probably have to reset your password. It is not stored on the SIM. The server keeps track of devices and users by the BB PIN which is unique to each device.
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