Originally Posted by stealthx32
T-Mobile is $30 a line w/ BES...its only $20 a line w/ BIS/BWC (my family has 4 lines, two of which are BB's).
Excuse my ignorance, but what's the point of BES now that most carriers allow full TCP/IP access?
There should be a FAQ that covers this but full wireless sync, intranet access (useless if you have hosted BES but handy if your company has a BES and take advantage of this feature), integration with Exchange to manage (issue, accept, change) meeting requests, GAL lookup, ability to push IT policies to handhelds if you have your own BES, ability to remotely kill a device if you have your own BES, ability to push updates to devices if you have your own BES etc etc etc. Most aren't that much of a plus to individual users but my SO and I use meeting requests a lot to schedule things for each other.
Enterprise activation is nice because it pushes a lot of settings and content to a new or replacement device. It's also a BES-only feature.