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Default T-Mobile UK - Redirector on consumer tariff?

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I ordered an 8700g from T-Mobile UK with the intent of using the Blackberry Redirector service (we have an Exchange server but no BES). I do not wish to use my Blackberry as a phone, but only as an e-mail-only device.

I understand, from reading these forums, that the Redirector only works on the Corporate tariff. I couldn't find anybody at T-Mobile that could sell me a unit with the Corporate (35 T-Mobile Blackberry Max) tariff, but was told that I could order one on the consumer (17 Instant Email) tariff, and then switch to the Corporate tariff once I received the unit.

I have since received the unit, but have been told that I can not switch to the corporate tariff without taking a voice tariff at the same time, which would add at least 20 to the 35 monthly tariff. The Redirector actually works fine now under the 17 Instant Email tariff. Does anybody know whether this functionality will be disabled after a little while if one doesn't switch to the corporate tariff???

I have about a week to return the unit -- if I can't use the Redirector without taking a voice tariff, I guess I'll be forced to return it and switch to O2 or Vodafone, whom, I assume, will let me pay for a corporate tariff without a voice plan.

So, to make a long posting short, does anybody know for sure whether or not one can use the Redirector on T-Mobile UK's consumer tariff? Am I risking getting my service disabled later?

Any insight would be greatly appreciated...


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