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Old 04-27-2007, 11:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Newb here. Can BES handle more than one Carrier? We are looking at purchasing BES and a couple of our employees already have Blackberrys. We want to go with a different carrier for a number of reason. So can BES support more than one carrier or do we all need to be on the same carrier?

Also, if BES does then we just need to upgrade their plan to the Enterprise version?

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Old 04-27-2007, 11:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Newb here. Can BES handle more than one Carrier? We are looking at purchasing BES and a couple of our employees already have Blackberrys. We want to go with a different carrier for a number of reason. So can BES support more than one carrier or do we all need to be on the same carrier?

Also, if BES does then we just need to upgrade their plan to the Enterprise version?

Thanks for your help.
Bes can handle different carriers. Research in Motion is the maker of the BES, and the wireless providers are nothing more than service providers. Software version of the handset should not matter as far as i know, although the older handsets may not be able to enjoy all the wireless features of the BES (some handsets are upgradeable, some are not, but either way any BB should be able to added onto your BES server)
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The carriers work basically like an ISP; facilitating the device connection, not much more.
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Tier3Guru and stonent are right; the BES environment does not care what carrier your users are with, the carriers only facilitate the connection to your BES.
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Tier3Guru and stonent are right; the BES environment does not care what carrier your users are with, the carriers only facilitate the connection to your BES.
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Old 04-27-2007, 03:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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welcome to th the forums and no it does not matter
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Of course I'm right! I spoke didn't I?
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Old 04-27-2007, 05:52 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Exclamation blackberry messenger and other clients

does the messenger run seemless with other messenger clients like yahoo and AIM?

i am learning about blackberry's, as i have been a TREO user since its adoption.

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Old 04-28-2007, 11:18 PM   #9 (permalink)
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BBM doesn't work with any of the IM networks. It's basically in IM app that uses PIN messaging so it's BB only. You'll need to find an IM client that will work on the networks that you need.
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