Originally Posted by ptsolutions
I have spoken to many people and nobody can give me a concrete answer. Do we have to pay AT&T the higher montly service fee for BES even though we will not using their BES server? Can someone enlighten me?
Here's your concrete answer:
Yes, you need the higher-priced BES data plan if you plan on using BES. Doesn't matter who hosts the BES. If you want to activate your device on ANY BES, you need the BES data plan.
(Also, wireless carriers such as AT&T do not host public BES servers at all.)