Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




162 posts

Master Geek


# 19548 21-Feb-2008 09:50
Send private message

When the Blackberry finally gets released on Telecom to the general public what exactly is required?
ie: Handset + Blackberry Data Plan + ??? (Some sort of email server requirement?)
 Is someone able to clarify the last part for me? 

Thank heaps


Create new topic
5539 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1539

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 112018 21-Feb-2008 10:02
Send private message

pcruthven: When the Blackberry finally gets released on Telecom to the general public what exactly is required?
ie: Handset + Blackberry Data Plan + ??? (Some sort of email server requirement?)
 Is someone able to clarify the last part for me? 

Thank heaps



I think the way BB works isn't specific to the carrier.  I think you have two options no matter what carrier you are with: BlackBerry Internet Service, or BlackBerry Enterprise Server.  The first allows you to set up a webmail account that you forward your own email to, which in turn forwards it to your BlackBerry.  When you reply it shows your chosen reply-to address.  The BES is a server that runs in conjunction with your corporate email server (exchange, domino, etc).  This pushes all email from your corporate email account to your handset automatically and allows wireless PIM syncing.

I don't see why Telecom would work any differently.  You'd either get the BIS or BES plan depending on your requirements.  I assume you'd get to choose the data aspect of that plan as well.  EG Our company BBs are on 3MB data plans for general users, and 1GB data plans for techs.  Mainly because as a tech we use things like remote desktop and IM on our BBs. 

I guess take a look at the Vodafone site for their plans to see what is most likely going to be the same with Telecom's plans.

77 posts

Master Geek


  # 112026 21-Feb-2008 10:26
Send private message



I don't see why Telecom would work any differently. You'd either get the BIS or BES plan depending on your requirements. I assume you'd get to choose the data aspect of that plan as well. EG Our company BBs are on 3MB data plans for general users, and 1GB data plans for techs. Mainly because as a tech we use things like remote desktop and IM on our BBs.


Just be aware that the 1Gb plan is applicable for data outside of the BES synching email etc. Many users think that by taking a 1Gb plan they can get 1Gb of email and attachment downloads...it can't. It goes over a different APN on the Vodafone network.

(sorry slightly off topic)

 
 
 
 


BDFL - Memuneh
63651 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 14109

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  # 112033 21-Feb-2008 10:47
Send private message

The Telecom BlackBerry should be out really soon. I was contacted by Telecom this week and offered one for review - since I am not going overseas until april and the main feature is being worldmode I asked to hold this trial until later this year.




17 posts

Geek


  # 112231 22-Feb-2008 08:16
Send private message

The blackberry will have 1mb and 3mb data plans I think, (compressed email via blackberry) and yes, choices will be BES, or Blackberry Internet Service.

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Xero announces new smarter tools, push into the North American market
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:20


New report by Unisys shows New Zealanders want action by social platform companies and police to monitor social media sites
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:09


ASB adds Google Pay option to contactless payments
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:05


New Zealand PC Market declines on the back of high channel inventory, IDC reports
Posted 18-Jun-2019 17:35


Air New Zealand uses drones to inspect aircraft
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:39


TCL Electronics launches its first-ever 8K TV
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:18


E-scooter share scheme launches in Wellington
Posted 17-Jun-2019 12:34


Anyone can broadcast with Kordia Pop Up TV
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:51


Volvo and Uber present production vehicle ready for self-driving
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:47


100,000 customers connected to fibre broadband network through Enable
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:35


5G uptake even faster than expected
Posted 12-Jun-2019 10:01


Xbox showcases 60 anticipated games
Posted 10-Jun-2019 20:24


Trend Micro Turns Public Hotspots into Secure Networks with WiFi Protection for Mobile Devices
Posted 5-Jun-2019 13:24


Bold UK spinoff for beauty software company Flossie
Posted 2-Jun-2019 14:10


Amazon Introduces Echo Show 5
Posted 1-Jun-2019 15:32



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.