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  1. #9
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    Let me give you a little setup:

    Yes, BES is more expensive. But for a single user, it doesn't have to be that much more expensive.

    I have an Exchange 2003 server, I have a BES with 2 users. I've only had to pay $100 for this ability, using Blackberry Professional Server Express. It gives you 1 free CAL, each additional CAL is about $107 (USD with taxes included).

    Yes, you will need to have the BES services from your provider, but it is a great way to get BES experience without having to pay for it.

    If you have questions, feel free to post here or PM me. I am a call center rep, and the only one in my center with BES experience.



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    Also check out BlackBerry - Hosted BlackBerry services This may also be a way for you to go.

    The hosted services allow you to have the same access, without the initial cost upfront.

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    Thanks for all the responses guys. I appreciate all the insight.

    As far as what I'm trying to sync? Email, contacts, calendar, memos, and tasks without a cable. Also, down the road when I'm able to hire additional people, I'll need the ability to set/transfer appointments, contacts, etc. (distribution lists are key here). I don't want to put a system in place (or the lack of a set system) and in 3 or 6 months upgrade/replace that system.

    I want to hit the ground running and become familiar with features I need now, while having additional features in place when they become necessary.

    Make sense?



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    Understood, but really if thats what you want to do you are better to take the heat now for some of the BES options, yes winmo is cheaper, but BES has more security and is probably a bit faster on push... this is the part where you have to make the decision let us know if we can help more

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnepsa View Post
    Understood, but really if thats what you want to do you are better to take the heat now for some of the BES options, yes winmo is cheaper, but BES has more security and is probably a bit faster on push... this is the part where you have to make the decision let us know if we can help more
    After reading your responses (thanks guys!) and doing a little more google research on my own, BES wins. This appears to be a true case of "you get what you pay for." While Exchange ActiveSync works well, it is more or less a "push/pull" situation offering no SPAM protection whatsoever. BES however is PUSH offering SPAM protection, 256bit security (same as AS), wireless backup/sync, restore. Very nice.

    So, VZW gets another $15 a month plus an additional $17.99 a month to exchangemymail. In the end it's worth it.

    P.S. The next time I EVER mention returning to WinMO, please burn my posts and gouge my eyes out with burning stakes.



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    Quote Originally Posted by TemperamentalMan View Post
    After reading your responses (thanks guys!) and doing a little more google research on my own, BES wins. This appears to be a true case of "you get what you pay for." While Exchange ActiveSync works well, it is more or less a "push/pull" situation offering no SPAM protection whatsoever. BES however is PUSH offering SPAM protection, 256bit security (same as AS), wireless backup/sync, restore. Very nice.

    So, VZW gets another $15 a month plus an additional $17.99 a month to exchangemymail. In the end it's worth it.

    P.S. The next time I EVER mention returning to WinMO, please burn my posts and gouge my eyes out with burning stakes.
    With out a doubt I will do that for you... I knew you would make the right decision

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnepsa View Post
    TM where I was going was you should look at google sync its free, you can do multiple calendars and contacts
    I was stuck with the "Google" experience on the Palm Pre. LOL never again. Thanks, but I'll use pen and paper along with tin cans and a string before I go that route again. I'm sure it works great for some people, just not for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnepsa View Post
    With out a doubt I will do that for you... I knew you would make the right decision
    LOL thanks epsa!

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