BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-12-2009, 08:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Model: 8830
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 6
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Need some skinny...

Please Login to Remove!

Getting some pressure to get some new cell phones for our small company. I want to get Blackberry curves, but I can not seem to get a straight story from the verizon folks, who are mostly just salesmen who will say "yes" to anything. I need to find the least expensive solution for having 6-7 Curves access Our MS Exchange 2003 server. We have static IP. I saw the $3999.00 price tag for a BES server, and laughed. I have heard folks (other admins) tell me they got theirs for free. We are a small company, however there is no less need for security, and features than a large enterprise.
Can someone give me some real world solutions, so I dont have to get Microsoft Mobile devices? I really would like to have Blackberrys, but not if it requires a thousand or more for some server software! There is also no way I can "keep PC's on 24hours" to service the phones... those that want them have laptops and travel.
Any tech advice would really help!!!
Thanks!
Chris
Offline  
Old 06-12-2009, 09:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Model: 8830
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 6
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
Offline  
Old 06-12-2009, 10:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
BlackBerry Master
 
djm2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Model: 9780
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 4,637
Post Thanks: 29
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Default

Allow people some time to respond.

The best solution is the BES. I believe that you can still get the BPS free for the first user, and then have to purchase additional licenses (CALs) for each user. This would give you wireless sync and the like.

You can also use BIS to access email. It will not be as quick -- possible 15 minute delay -- but it will be free except for the added cost of the monthly data plan. The down side is that syncronizing contacts and calenders is done while connected to the PC and must be initiated by the user. A more reasonable solution if people are often in the office and don't need the constant updates to their calender.
Offline  
Old 06-12-2009, 11:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
kjjb0204's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: USA
Model: 9630
Carrier: VZW
Posts: 1,813
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

If you're going to have 30 or fewer users, you don't need full blown BES. You can use the small business version called BlackBerry Professional Software:

BlackBerry - BlackBerry Professional Software

$499 for up to 5 users, $849 for up to 10.

Specifically designed so you don't have to have a separate server box. It can run right on the Exchange server.

Last edited by kjjb0204 : 06-12-2009 at 11:56 PM.
Offline  
Old 06-13-2009, 12:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
BlackBerry Elite
 
knottyrope's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Model: Passp
OS: 10.2.1
PIN: t of blood has been taken
Carrier: AT&T-US with I dee ten tee errors
Posts: 6,813
Post Thanks: 286
Thanked 305 Times in 287 Posts
Default

Call your carrier and ask if they have any deals.
__________________
unlock you phone here http://cellunlocker.net/blackberry-unlock.php
I am on http://supportforums.blackberry.com
BES 10 running sweet for my Passport, Z30, Z10 and Q10
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.