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!!!