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Old 06-08-2006, 12:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just picked up an 8700c. I used a 7100 last year, wasn't particularly impressed and I don't think I was using it properly, so I want to do it right this time.

I used Mailstreet already as my hosted Exchange provider. I would like to sync all of my contacts, email, and calendar over the air (as I use a mac, and I just want it to be hassle free). Am I correct in assuming I would need BIS from Cingular, AND BES from Mailstreet? I would also like to use my gmail, so BIS could help me there.

I'd need web access as well.
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Old 06-08-2006, 12:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For your web access on the BB, you DO need a Data Plan. You can sync everything with a hosted BES (I think. I'm not on a BES), or you can use the BIS from Cingular which does NOT offer synching of email. You can add the gmail account to the BIS and have all your other mail forwarded to gmail which will forward a copy to the BB.
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Taking what's in the loong thread about Cingular's new BB pricing, you will need the BES plan from Cingular (or corporate, or whatever they end up calling it... the $45/$50 one). The newer cheaper version is for "personal" use only, meaning you cannot access a BES server. So on top of the Cingular BES plan, you'll also need the Mailstreet Exchange hosting service plus the Mailstreet BES hosting service. You can't get the BES hosting without the Exchange hosting, but you need Exchange hosting anyway in order to be able to sync your PIM data (contacts, calendar, etc).
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