Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 16

  1. #1
    TemperamentalMan's Avatar
    TemperamentalMan is offline BlackBerryOS Addict Follow TemperamentalMan On Twitter
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    PIN
    's and nee
    Device
    9550
    OS
    5.0.0.607
    Posts
    937

    BES Pricing Questions

    Thanks to those who helped clear up the differences between BES and BIS. But now I have more questions.

    I have a work domain that I want to use with BES. I am a single user, and will not be adding additional users for at least a year.

    My question is this:

    Do I have to upgrade to the $44.99/month plan on Verizon AND pay for a third party/hosted BES solution? That seems a little nuts. If so I would be looking at an additional 25-35 per month for BES. On WinMo (sorry but that's all I've used) Exchange Solutions are MUCH cheaper. MUCH.

    If I upgrade to the $44.99/month plan does that give me BES sync with my existing domain? Does that give me the option to set it up somehow?

    Thanks in advance, and I'm sorry if this is posted in the wrong forum...



  2. #2
    jnepsa's Avatar
    jnepsa is offline BlackBerryOS Wizard
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    ohio
    PIN
    ch me then
    Device
    9550 Storm 2
    OS
    5.0.0.428
    Posts
    4,387
    Quote Originally Posted by TemperamentalMan View Post
    Thanks to those who helped clear up the differences between BES and BIS. But now I have more questions.

    I have a work domain that I want to use with BES. I am a single user, and will not be adding additional users for at least a year.

    My question is this:

    Do I have to upgrade to the $44.99/month plan on Verizon AND pay for a third party/hosted BES solution? That seems a little nuts. If so I would be looking at an additional 25-35 per month for BES. On WinMo (sorry but that's all I've used) Exchange Solutions are MUCH cheaper. MUCH.

    If I upgrade to the $44.99/month plan does that give me BES sync with my existing domain? Does that give me the option to set it up somehow?

    Thanks in advance, and I'm sorry if this is posted in the wrong forum...
    some people have had slight success doing this, but typically it doesnt allow you all the features of the BES

  3. #3
    TemperamentalMan's Avatar
    TemperamentalMan is offline BlackBerryOS Addict Follow TemperamentalMan On Twitter
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    PIN
    's and nee
    Device
    9550
    OS
    5.0.0.607
    Posts
    937
    Quote Originally Posted by jnepsa View Post
    some people have had slight success doing this, but typically it doesnt allow you all the features of the BES
    SO...as a small business owner, my options are:

    1. Pay for BES hosted & additional fees to my carrier
    2. Continue using BIS and sync daily
    3. Revert to WinMo to have exchange at a reduced cost
    4. Purchase and install BES Software/Server in-house; pay carrier fees

    Wow.



  4. #4
    jnepsa's Avatar
    jnepsa is offline BlackBerryOS Wizard
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    ohio
    PIN
    ch me then
    Device
    9550 Storm 2
    OS
    5.0.0.428
    Posts
    4,387
    Quote Originally Posted by TemperamentalMan View Post
    SO...as a small business owner, my options are:

    1. Pay for BES hosted & additional fees to my carrier
    2. Continue using BIS and sync daily
    3. Revert to WinMo to have exchange at a reduced cost
    4. Purchase and install BES Software/Server in-house; pay carrier fees

    Wow.
    let me ask you this.. what are you trying to sync? BES is really geared for more than 5 users... but anywhoo what are you trying to sync

  5. #5
    pkarr's Avatar
    pkarr is offline BlackBerryOS Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Deep South Texas
    PIN
    Send me a PM for it.
    Device
    9630 Tour - Sprint
    OS
    Irtehuns v7.11 because it rocks
    Posts
    73
    TM,

    the BES software used to run 5k a couple of years ago plus you will pay 125 bucks for the BES client license for each device. As JNEPSA mentioned, it is typically geared 5 or more users for the enterprise and provides great functionality. It ties in nicely with Exchange.

    As for your issue with your carrier, you have to purchase a BES plan in order for the connection to work. A simple data plan will not suffice and they will tell you that. I'm on Sprint and I pay an extra 20 bucks/month to have the BES connection. It's worth it because I can rebuild my BB OTA at anytime and getting me up and running faster.

    I hope this helps.

    Pat



  6. #6
    jnepsa's Avatar
    jnepsa is offline BlackBerryOS Wizard
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    ohio
    PIN
    ch me then
    Device
    9550 Storm 2
    OS
    5.0.0.428
    Posts
    4,387
    TM where I was going was you should look at google sync its free, you can do multiple calendars and contacts

  7. #7
    FuzzieBalzonya's Avatar
    FuzzieBalzonya is offline BlackBerryOS Inspired
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    out west
    Device
    9550
    OS
    5.0.0.320
    Posts
    112
    The other issue you will run into is that the 44.99 PDA plan will be required for exchange access. Also look at Blackberry Professional Software as an option, as it is much less expensive to start up, allows you to purchase a small initial amount of CALs, and is easily upgraded to the full BES in the future.

    FB

  8. #8
    pkarr's Avatar
    pkarr is offline BlackBerryOS Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Deep South Texas
    PIN
    Send me a PM for it.
    Device
    9630 Tour - Sprint
    OS
    Irtehuns v7.11 because it rocks
    Posts
    73
    Quote Originally Posted by FuzzieBalzonya View Post
    The other issue you will run into is that the 44.99 PDA plan will be required for exchange access. Also look at Blackberry Professional Software as an option, as it is much less expensive to start up, allows you to purchase a small initial amount of CALs, and is easily upgraded to the full BES in the future.

    FB
    FB,

    I never knew that existed. I guess I have to start re-educating myself on BB software.

    thanks,

    Pat

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •