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spf62
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎12-16-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Texting from the BES

Hello all,

Is it possible to send text messages from the BES to a blackberry device? If so, please help. I can't find anything at all.

 

thanks in advance

 

 

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bbinmyhart
Posts: 715
Registered: ‎07-02-2008
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: Fido

Re: Texting from the BES

You can't text (sms) but you can Send msgs to a users using Send Message using email or PIN. Right click on the user and select Send Message....

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spf62
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Re: Texting from the BES

hmmmm.... We use one of the BlackBerry's as a support device for an IT group. We want to be able to send a text/sms message when a server doesn't answer a ping.

Any ideas?

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bbinmyhart
Posts: 715
Registered: ‎07-02-2008
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: Fido

Re: Texting from the BES

Oh, that will work. Even if your BES is down sms and PIN will work and you'll be able to send message from handheld but not server itself (BES console). Go to Messages>Compose PIN/SMS ...add users. Send.

 

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spf62
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Re: Texting from the BES

No...I want to send the message from the BES to the device.

Our IT group uses a BB and a beeper. We are trying to eliminate the beeper by having the BB recieve messages from the BES when a SERVER cannot be contacted.

 

thQ

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bbinmyhart
Posts: 715
Registered: ‎07-02-2008
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: Fido

Re: Texting from the BES

Does it work with a beeper? I mean can you send sms from BES to a beeper?
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spf62
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Registered: ‎12-16-2008
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Re: Texting from the BES

That's what I am trying to find out. If I can send to a beeper I should be able to send to the device, right?

 

thanks

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bbinmyhart
Posts: 715
Registered: ‎07-02-2008
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: Fido

Re: Texting from the BES

As long as I know nativly BES can't do that. Not sure about their own monitoring tool that comes with 4.1.5. Have you tried it? I know HP monitoring tool can send sms notifications if service goes down etc...
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bbhorrigan
Posts: 2,036
Registered: ‎12-04-2008
My Device: 8900

Re: Texting from the BES

There might be some third party software to do it for you, but the BES can't send out a sms as an alert for you natively
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TheOracle
Posts: 79
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
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Re: Texting from the BES

You'd like a message sent to the Support Team BlackBerry when which servers go down? General servers in your environment or one of the BlackBerry servers? Would you mind clarifying this? Thanks.
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