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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-07-2012
My Device: Bold 9900
My Carrier: Orange UK

BlackBerry Balance, BYOD and BES

Hi folks. I'm hoping someone can help me understand something. I currently have a personal BIS BB, and was quoted around £30/month to provision it for BES so I could use it for work as well.


With the advent of blackberry balance and BES10, if I wish to use a personal BlackBerry or PlayBook does that still apply?  The features of Balance look great, but if it still requires the user to have a BES plan on a personal BB, wouldn't that kill BB in the BYOD arena? 


Thanks, Nik

Posts: 2,283
Registered: ‎09-09-2010
My Device: BlackBerry Z10 Smartphone

Re: BlackBerry Balance, BYOD and BES

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Hey nikgilbe,

Welcome to the BlackBerry® Support Community Forums.


This would depend on what you are using BlackBerry® Balance with, BlackBerry® Enterprise Server or  BlackBerry® Enterprise Server Express.

If you are using BlackBerry® Balance with a BlackBerry® Enterprise Server then you would require a BlackBerry® Enterprise Server service plan and if being used with BlackBerry® Enterprise Server Express then a BlackBerry® Internet Service data plan would be required for the BlackBerry® smartphone. 


You can find more information on BlackBerry® Balance here: http://ca.blackberry.com/business/software/blackberry-balance.html#tab-1


I hope this helps.



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