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Old 05-19-2006, 02:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I use the BES Express server that RIM gives away. I just received an email from RIM stating that they want to mail me a FREE 8700c. As a side note, they gave me a link on where to buy CALS for my new device. I guess RIM is going to make money by selling $99 CALs for $300 phones. lmao.
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I use the BES Express server that RIM gives away. I just received an email from RIM stating that they want to mail me a FREE 8700c. As a side note, they gave me a link on where to buy CALS for my new device. I guess RIM is going to make money by selling $99 CALs for $300 phones. lmao.
wait...they just picked you at random to give you a free 8700c?
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Here is what the email said...

Thank you for downloading the BlackBerry Enterprise Server xxx8482;v4.1 Express. As one of the first 500 registrants, who indicated Cingular as their preferred carrier, Cingular and BlackBerryxxx174; are pleased to offer you the opportunity to further extend your experience of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server integration with BlackBerry wireless devices. You have been chosen to receive a BlackBerry 8700c Wireless Handheldxxx8482; for you or one of your associates -- all at no charge!*
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Thank you for downloading the BlackBerry Enterprise Server ™v4.1 Express. As one of the first 500 registrants, who indicated Cingular as their preferred carrier, Cingular and BlackBerry® are pleased to offer you the opportunity to further extend your experience of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server integration with BlackBerry wireless devices. You have been chosen to receive a BlackBerry 8700c Wireless Handheld™ for you or one of your associates -- all at no charge!*

FUC#!!! That's cool
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i have to give thanks to this forum. I would have never have known about BES Express if not for this place. I was a P.O. away from sending RIM $1000 to buy BES for Small Business Edition. Ironic :S
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that's awesome. i want an 8700c too :(
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Nice! Congrats on your good luck. Sounds like you need to play the lottery.
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I just received the following email and was wondering if anyone else has received anything similar. I filled it out and sent it off in a hurry but am a little skeptical, even though the header shows the sender as 'BlackBerry@crp.rim.com'. I'll report back when/if it comes in.


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Special offer for BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express Users

Thank you for downloading the BlackBerry Enterprise Server ™v4.1 Express. As one of the first 500 registrants, who indicated Cingular as their preferred carrier, Cingular and BlackBerry® are pleased to offer you the opportunity to further extend your experience of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server integration with BlackBerry wireless devices. You have been chosen to receive a BlackBerry 8700c Wireless Handheld™ for you or one of your associates -- all at no charge!*

This offer expires May 27, 2006 and limited quantities** are available. So register today to pass along the BlackBerry experience! BlackBerry -- keeping you connected to your business and customers no matter where your life takes you.

Regards,

The BlackBerry Team


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*Please allow 5 business days for delivery of devices.

**Device must be activated on a Cingular voice/data plan of your choice by June 2, 2006.

-Quantities are limited. Offer good while supplies last. Offer good only in U.S. Offer is not transferable and is limited to one per person. BlackBerry reserves the right to change/cancel program at any time.

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Old 05-19-2006, 04:40 PM   #9 (permalink)
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<Dupe threads merged>
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Old 05-19-2006, 07:51 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I have a free 8700g, from O2 UK, on a (kind of) expensive contract. But it's not that bad, really.
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Old 05-19-2006, 10:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yeah, I got an email to. Hope it's legitimate!
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Looks good to me -- i had no such offer from Rogers -- CHEAP BASTARDS!!!
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i got the same email.

i need a little help though... when i got followed the link in the email it took me to a form that asked me for various info but most importantly ....

BES Express Edition Order Number (This number was provided in your Express Edition registration download confirm

i may be totally out to lunch but i thought the software was going to be mailed to me. am i wrong? i didnt get a code, atleast not that i am aware of. i want to figure this out before it is too late.

also i was wondering about the conditions of the free blackberry, it says that it has to be activated thru cingular by a certain date. does this mean starting a new contract or can i use it with a account that i currently have for one of my employees?

thank you in advance. sorry for being a dumb*ss.

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does the offer also require you to buy at least one more CAL?

I wonder what would happen if you don't activate that BB on a new account.
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i may be totally out to lunch but i thought the software was going to be mailed to me. am i wrong? i didnt get a code, atleast not that i am aware of. i want to figure this out before it is too late.
The email you recieved with the download link should have the order #. Or at least thats how mine came.
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this is exactly what mine says. i cant find another link for the actuall download.


Special offer for BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express Users

Thank you for downloading the BlackBerry Enterprise Server ™v4.1 Express. As one of the first 500 registrants, who indicated Cingular as their preferred carrier, Cingular and BlackBerry® are pleased to offer you the opportunity to further extend your experience of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server integration with BlackBerry wireless devices. You have been chosen to receive a BlackBerry 8700c Wireless Handheld™ for you or one of your associates -- all at no charge!*

This offer expires May 27, 2006 and limited quantities** are available. So register today to pass along the BlackBerry experience! BlackBerry -- keeping you connected to your business and customers no matter where your life takes you.

Regards,

The BlackBerry Team

*Please allow 5 business days for delivery of devices.

**Device must be activated on a Cingular voice/data plan of your choice by June 2, 2006.

-Quantities are limited. Offer good while supplies last. Offer good only in U.S. Offer is not transferable and is limited to one per person. BlackBerry reserves the right to change/cancel program at any time.



am i totally wrong by thinking it could be in the mail?if it is..... it better be here soon. i dont want to lose out on such a great deal.

thanks in advance.
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Toby

I think what Kim meant was the email that you got when you downloaded the BES. THe letter above seems like a different email that was sent out after you already downloaded the product. I least I think this is what they are saying.
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Anyone of you guys figure out what V/D plan you need to sign up with Cingular on? What happens if you don't? Does the free BB offer ask for any information so RIM/Cingular can go after you for the full price of the BB if you don't fulfill the offering requirement? Otherwise, I wonder what recourse RIM/Cingular has if you just take the BB to use on existing account, sell it outright or pay-to-unlock and use with other carrier.
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this is exactly what mine says. i cant find another link for the actuall download.


Special offer for BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express Users

Thank you for downloading the BlackBerry Enterprise Server ™v4.1 Express. As one of the first 500 registrants, who indicated Cingular as their preferred carrier, Cingular and BlackBerry® are pleased to offer you the opportunity to further extend your experience of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server integration with BlackBerry wireless devices. You have been chosen to receive a BlackBerry 8700c Wireless Handheld™ for you or one of your associates -- all at no charge!*

This offer expires May 27, 2006 and limited quantities** are available. So register today to pass along the BlackBerry experience! BlackBerry -- keeping you connected to your business and customers no matter where your life takes you.

Regards,

The BlackBerry Team

*Please allow 5 business days for delivery of devices.

**Device must be activated on a Cingular voice/data plan of your choice by June 2, 2006.

-Quantities are limited. Offer good while supplies last. Offer good only in U.S. Offer is not transferable and is limited to one per person. BlackBerry reserves the right to change/cancel program at any time.



am i totally wrong by thinking it could be in the mail?if it is..... it better be here soon. i dont want to lose out on such a great deal.

thanks in advance.
toby

This is the email I was refering to. It was sent when I requested the BES Express software:
Dear Kim S.

Thank you for purchasing RIM software.

You may pickup your software and license keys by visiting:
https://www.blackberry.com/Fulfillment/etc, etc. ect....

YOUR ORDER
Carrier Research In Motion
Order Number (your order # here) xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Order Date May 09, 2006 14:29 EDT
Address xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Suite xxxx
Longview, TX
75605
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Product(s) Ordered

* BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express 4.1 for Microsoft Exchange
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anyone have any idea of the conditions? do i need to start a whole new contract? the blackberry will be for one of my employees who i already have an account for. can i just upgrade her service? add blackberry package?

anyone?


thank you

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