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Old 03-13-2006, 05:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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HI,

Currently I have T-Mobile data service $19.99 for BIS. I have a 7290 BB. I am considering upgrading to the 29.99 plan to use it with my companys BES server. I do have few questions about the pro's and con's of doing this. My work is not forcing me to do it but I feel since I work in IT I could benefit from some of the software availably, remote desktop etc. Here are my questions.

When surfing the web, is this going through my company's internet service or straight through T-Mobile?

Will I be able to sync both my personal data on my home PC and work pc?

Will the internet via the blackberry be faster than BIS?

That should be it.

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HI,

Currently I have T-Mobile data service $19.99 for BIS. I have a 7290 BB. I am considering upgrading to the 29.99 plan to use it with my companys BES server. I do have few questions about the pro's and con's of doing this. My work is not forcing me to do it but I feel since I work in IT I could benefit from some of the software availably, remote desktop etc. Here are my questions.
It is definitly nicer to send and receive email through BES.

You can store more with BES than with BIS in most cases.

Email transfer is faster... MUCH faster. With BIS there is usually a 15minute latency.

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When surfing the web, is this going through my company's internet service or straight through T-Mobile?
This depends. When you get on your company BES, if they have MDS enabled for your account, then you will get the MDS browser for your company then most traffic will likely go through their server. You can however request that MDS be turned off on your account and you would not have the functionality, but you would have everything go through T-mo.

I recomend using the MDS. If you are worried about using company bandwidth for private purposes, ask what the policy is and ask the BES admin about how they expect you to handle this situation. Probably will tell you not to worry about it.

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Will I be able to sync both my personal data on my home PC and work pc?
I do not believe so. If you use Outlook/Exchange you could import such things as appointments and contacts into your Outlook on your work mailbox, if policy allows you to of course. If you use something other than Outlook/Exchange I am sure it is the same situation.

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Will the internet via the blackberry be faster than BIS?
Speed will only belimited by your wireless bandwidth/signal strength.
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With BIS there is usually a 15minute latency.
Absolutely not, assuming you have your ISP forward mail to your blackberry.net account. If you have BIS poll mail (is this even possible anymore?) via POP3, then that will only happen about every 15 minutes.

BIS working quickly/well also entails your ISP having a good mail server setup. You can't get mail to your handheld from BIS quickly if your ISP is choking on it.
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BIS has a 15 minute latency when it polls e-mail from accounts. Polling should only be used when you cannot forward mail directly from an "external" account, such as Hotmail or Bluebottle mail service. In these cases, BIS would pop the mail out of your accounts and deliver it to your handheld every 15 minutes.

Yes this is still available not all email providers allow you to forward mail.

If you can forward your email to your blackberry by forwarding it directly to your BIS email address then yes, it is almost the same as BES. In this case you would send email to <UsernameForBis>@provider.blackberry.net

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It is definitly nicer to send and receive email through BES.

You can store more with BES than with BIS in most cases.

Email transfer is faster... MUCH faster. With BIS there is usually a 15minute latency.

This depends. When you get on your company BES, if they have MDS enabled for your account, then you will get the MDS browser for your company then most traffic will likely go through their server. You can however request that MDS be turned off on your account and you would not have the functionality, but you would have everything go through T-mo.

I recomend using the MDS. If you are worried about using company bandwidth for private purposes, ask what the policy is and ask the BES admin about how they expect you to handle this situation. Probably will tell you not to worry about it.

I do not believe so. If you use Outlook/Exchange you could import such things as appointments and contacts into your Outlook on your work mailbox, if policy allows you to of course. If you use something other than Outlook/Exchange I am sure it is the same situation.

Speed will only belimited by your wireless bandwidth/signal strength.
Just remeber one thing...I work for a local government and our IS policy on internet access across any of their servers is very restrictive. Make sure you will be able to get to the sites you want to get to before choosing the MDS option. My is set up to allow both browser options. I use the BB browser across the BES for company pages and the Internet Browser through my provider for everything else (no restrictions).

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