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Old 08-03-2006, 06:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it worth paying for the full BES service from cingular if i dont need it to access exchange or any other corporate email. Will i notice any difference?
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well BES is used for getting email from Exchange; Domino; or GroupWise servers...if you dont have any of these (and your company hasn't set up a BES and added you too it) - just go w/ the cheaper price from Cingular
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If you want international coverage, you should get BES unless you want to invest several hours/month with the brain surgeons at Cingular. The Cingular unlimited international data plan is overpriced, but it works, and with a BES you'll get no questions about IM, RSS feeds, ...

If you don't travel out of the US, BIS should work, once you get Cingular to bill you correctly.

I pay $20/month for BES because (1) I travel out of the US a lot , (2) I don't enjoy wasting hours talking to Cingular, and (3) I like the wireless sync with my MACs at home and at work.
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Wirelessly posted (Cingular 7130c: BlackBerry7130/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

Wireless sync is what I'm really looking for. It be nice if there was a way to do it with just BIS.
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Nope. BES and a BES data plan are both prerequisites for wireless sync. There are a number of features that are available only with BES but a lot of them are really Exchange integration features and things like intranet access via the MDS server.

There's nothing that inherently makes BES better suited for international travel. Granted, you do get BES access with Cingular's unlimited international plan but you can still operate BIS-only if your mailbox isn't on an Exchange server with an associated BES server.
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