Originally Posted by takeshi
However, I've never seen a case where a carrier "charged more to run less". I've seem them charge more for the same (e.g. TMO versus Cingular). Can you provide an example? What would be "less" than a BIS data plan anyway??
I was talking about how T-Mobile wants $30/mo for BES access, but only $20/mo for BIS only. Cincinnati Bell is $40 for BES, $30 for BIS only.
At least at my organization, any BES user we have only uses BES. I know I don't understand the full carrier Blackberry infrastructure, but if only using BES the carrier wouldn't need the servers to push POP/IMAP to my phone as the BES server would be doing that. The carrier would just be providing GPRS/EDGE data services, plus essential RIM services. The only counterargument I can think of would be the cost of the additional data syncing, maybe the added data traffic is the reason for the higher costs.
It seems to me there would be much less to support since an internal IT department would be supporting the BES and users. The carrier wouldn't get as many support calls from users, as they might for BIS only customers.
Now if the carrier is supporting BIS in addition to the user using BES, then there would be additional costs.
Bottom line: I just wish I didn't have to pay $40 just to play around with BES Express. I was just curious if there was a workaround to make that happen with a cheaper data plan. I suppose I'll just be happy with push email.