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Old 03-11-2006, 10:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I got a blackberry for work, but all they have available is the 7250 so that is what I have (it's for Verizon). However, I prefer the form factor of the 7100 series.

Is there any way I can 'transfer' my account to a 7100 series if I get one? The way my company set up the BB was to wirelessly sync email and calendar, but not tasks or notes or address book (those have to be sync'd 'manually' when you plug the BB into the computer). I am pretty sure they didn't do an enterprise activation on the BB unit itself and instead did something through the desktop software (not sure what, it involved generating some sort of code and entering it.. but I don't know the details). I would like to have that capability on a 7100 series unit instead of the BB they provided.

Also, when doing so, any way that I could do so but keep my personal phone number instead of the business cell phone number that came with the 7250 series blackberry? That would be more of a 'bonus' and not necessary, since if not doable, I can just forward all my calls to my personal number to the blackberry.

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Old 03-11-2006, 10:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you spoken to your employer? Maybe they can hook you up to the corporate BES with a personal BB, and allow you to expense it back.

The other option is to have your employer supply you with a 7130e on your business account, which is currently the fastest BB available....
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They will not supply me with a 7130e, and they said they won't hook up a personally purchased BB to a corporate account.. so I was trying to see if there was any way for me to kind of get around it.

I don't know much about SIM cards, but would swapping the SIM card do it? Or would it still need more setup (and if so, should it be a setup I would be able to do myself?)

The main thing is I hate having to switch between two cell phones (my personal one and the BB), and the BB is just too big as an everyday phone outside of work.

I may not even mind if I end up paying for it or for the access (although I would rather not since the company is paying for it already), I just want to be able to have the wireless sync for email and calendar work right and work all the time (even if my computer is off, like it currently does).

(PS - I'd love it if the tasks and notes and addresses would also sync wirelessly on my current BB account.. but I don't know why they don't or if there is anything I could do about it)

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Old 03-11-2006, 05:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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On a BES, simply connecting a new Blackberry will cause Desktop Manager to ask you if you want to transfer to the new device. As far as keeping your phone number, CDMA devices don't use SIM cards. You have to get the carrier to transfer service to the new device. If you transfer your number to a 7130 you'll need to make sure that your account is set up with a BEs-enabled Blackberry data plan.

Be aware that your company's BES can push an IT policy to your personal BB if you take this route and getting the IT policy (which can place all sorts of restrictions on your BB) policy removed can be a hassle as you'll need to find someone with a BES who is willing to push a blank policy to your device.

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Keep in mind, you are intentionally trying to break company policy. The BES admin does have the ability to see, and restrict, the carrier and model BlackBerry connected to the server. If everyone has a 7250, your 7130 is going to stick out like a sore thumb. That is assuming that they haven't blocked access to every model except for the 7250.
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