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Old 04-12-2007, 09:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default BES Activation - Does phone company matter?

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I was under the impression that Blackberrys run independently of any particular phone company (in terms of the blackberry email functions, not the phone functions). I have been using a Cingular 8700 for a year in a system that later committed to Nextel. Things worked fine, but so far I cannot switch my email over to an 8800 with the same activation code. I have not heard anything specific from an administrator yet.

More importantly, I got my wife a Cingular 8100 using the same full data plan I have been using on my blackberry. She was told she has to get a T-mobile phone or the blackberry functions will not work. Is this correct? Can the BES administrator control phone plans, or only blackberry exchange functions?
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The BES environment is not carrier specific.

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