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Old 01-28-2007, 02:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I work for a customer on a contract basis and have an email account with them and they would like me to use a Blackberry linked to that account. They currently use Vodafone for all of the mobile phone accounts and use a Viodafone supplied BES.

I have my own personal mobile phone account also with Vodafone (through my own business) and it would be free and easy for me to upgrade to get the blackberry hardware.

Four questions:

Would it be straighforward for them to register my personal Blackberry with their BES?

Would I therefore get billed or the data and calls by Vodafone? (Preferred)

What if they changed their mobile phone / Blackberry supplier? Could they redirect a BES supplied by someone else to my Vodafone Blackberry (as I want to keep my own account)?

Any other issues I shoudl be aware of?

Many thanks in advance for your help.

Best regards,

Marcus.
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Connecting your personal BB to their BES is no problem. Your bill will still come to you. You will need to make sure you get a Blackberry Data Plan that includes BES capability (some only include BIS capability for personal use.) Once that's done they can add you to their BES quite easily.

The BES doesn't care what provider the client BB's are on....can be any provider's BB.

The only thing that can be a problem with BES is IT policies. Check with the companies BES/IT department to find out what policies are pushed to the Blackberry. Many times they restrict internet useage, 3rd party application installation, require the device to be password protected...the list goes on. If the company does not have strict IT policies then the BES system is great.

Hope this helps...

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and if you do join their BES....when you leave their BES someday make sure they send your BB a blank IT policy....just to make sure all features will work correctly and future IT policy updates won't affect you.
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