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| | 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...