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Topic # 43281 19-Oct-2009 18:21
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Hey guys,
I have a user who wants to connect to our server using activesync but has a blackberry. I was looking at astrasync which looks great however I don't understand how mobile data plans work with the Blackberries. All other users are on Nokias/HTC which cost $10 for 100MB per month. A friend said that they weren't able to use this with their blackberry?

Is this correct as the blackberry plans look expensive and we don't need BIS/BES.

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  Reply # 265110 19-Oct-2009 18:29
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BIS / BES is a managed service


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  Reply # 265125 19-Oct-2009 19:23
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OK sure but does someone use a blackberry have the ability to use the $10 for 100MB plan for general data?


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  Reply # 265128 19-Oct-2009 19:53
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This "astrasync" app will need to allow you to configure the standard internet APN - And you may need to create this APN in the BlackBerry network settings.

If you can do this then maybe it will work without a BlackBerry plan.

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  Reply # 266350 23-Oct-2009 12:56
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Zeon: OK sure but does someone use a blackberry have the ability to use the $10 for 100MB plan for general data?

At present unfortunately not. Data generated for Blackberry traffic specifically comes off your blackberry allowance. The $10 for 100MB only looks at traffic coming off the and live.vodafone APN.

If you can somehow reconfigure your blackberry device to use the APN via ActiveSync then it will come off 100MB bundle.

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  Reply # 266368 23-Oct-2009 13:51
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if you are on account, with voice, there is funambol you can use to push your mail through the BB. And just google 'blackberry without bis/bes' and your answer is right up the top. I just haven't managed to get that trick going with prepay.

BIS is a service that RIM provides to push all the information through from your mail, facebook etc yadi yadi yada ..

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