Michael Leone on 30 Jan 2009 05:03:07 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Sendmail and Blackberrys

On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 7:40 AM, Art Alexion <art.alexion@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 01/29/2009 Brian Vagnoni wrote:
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Art Alexion
>>> > UI, the administration server has no rival in the PDA-phone world.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> Yes, and BES has no rival in cost either from what I hear.  :-)
> It ain't cheap, but I think it pays for itself.  And you often can get
> it free through promotions.  We did.  If you do this, you have to plan
> ahead carefully to take full advantage of the promo.
> BPS handles up to 30 units, and comes with 5 licenses.  It costs about
> $600, and then $100/per user license.
> BES handles in the tens of thousands of units, and costs $3000 and comes
>  with 10 licenses (I believe).  Again, about $100/unit license
> thereafter.  Bulk discounts apply, even for "small" bulk purchases.
> Verizon gave us a free server and licenses for as many phones as we were
>  getting with our initial order.  My suggestion is to buy as many
> phones at once as you plan to buy 3 months out or so, to maximize the
> free licensing.

They've been doing that for years, too. I got my first BES server in
2004 that way. 5 user license back then, I recall.

Michael J. Leone, <mailto:turgon@mike-leone.com>

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