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13th June 2009, 11:30 PM #1
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Email on the move - Mobile devices
We have a very large site, and various wireless access points. I am looking for a way of receiving email from our on-site Exchange 2007 server, so that i don't have to go all the way back to my pc, to find that i am needed two classrooms away from the place i have just been to.
School probably won't stump up for a contract phone, so are there any Smartphones or PDA's that sync via wireless to exchange?
I am very niave with mobile phone developments. How do you keep in contact with email whilst your doing your rounds on site?
13th June 2009, 11:39 PM #2
HTC's are very good smartphones for exchange etc :-) so i recommend them.
HTC - Touch Phone, PDA Phone, Smartphone, Mobile Computer
dont go and get anything like the o2 branded stuff as (might just be me) i can never seem to get them to work properly.
They tend to act like a pager, aslong as it has a connection to your exchange, when you get a new email it will just alert you.
I am thinking of doing the same for us.
13th June 2009, 11:42 PM #3
I've got a HTC touch diamond. So long as you turn off the unstable HTC software and just use it as a Windows Mobile device, it is great.
Bear in mind that if you use wifi for any period of time on any portable device, you'll chew through battery power. I just use normal mobile data (GPRS/3G) which downloads the first 1kb of each email. Doesn't run up massive bills for me, but saves a load of time in checking email.
14th June 2009, 12:02 AM #4
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I use an iPod touch to sync with an exchange server. Relatively cheap too, compared with a contract phone (8GB iPod c.£150). It also synchronises my calendar and contacts.
14th June 2009, 12:53 AM #5
We use Blackberry. They integrate into our exchange into our exchange and users get e-mail etc on the go
14th June 2009, 01:36 AM #6
iphone/ipod touch works fine using activesync over wireless. If you have push active, it will automatically alert you to new messages.
14th June 2009, 12:20 PM #7
Actually had a comment from a deputy head the other day that we should be given blackberrys or similar! May have to see what my manager thinks of the idea
14th June 2009, 12:43 PM #8
We use blackberrys here too.
14th June 2009, 01:16 PM #9
Blackberry's belong in pies.
They do not integrate, you either have to shell out on a BES or faff around with pop3 and imap and everyone wants them to do what an iPhone or a Smartphone will do without thinking!
When we started to use them I had a handful using the Blackberry Web service connecting to owa, then it got out of control until the club reached 30 BB's!!!
I hate them, with so much venom I cannot begin to put it into words.
The BES has sorted out a lot of the issues but it was not a cheap solution especially when I can do the WM6 devices and iPhones for free!
I have never had a single day's trouble with my HTC and Exchange server yet I do not think that a day goes past without one of the gormless BB users wanting to do something stupid!
I have one user on a Nokia E series, again no problems.
If I had my way I would liquidise all BB's and push the BES off a cliff
At one clients after a whole year of BB aggro they switched to iPhones, not a single helpdesk call since.
Now if anyone hands me a BB I simply drop it by accident!
14th June 2009, 01:45 PM #10
iPhones are useless with exchange since they new firmware update.
Get a cheap wifi windows mobile PDA if you only need wifi
14th June 2009, 04:21 PM #11
Another vote for HTCs and Exchange Push Mail, works a treat, will do it over Wifi then if Wifi is out of range over the sim card access instead
14th June 2009, 05:43 PM #12
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Thanks for the replies,
I think i will look into the HTC Touch and snap models over the next few days and go from there.
So do you buy into a data package? what sort of costs p/month?
14th June 2009, 06:14 PM #13
I'm on Orange, and the data packages with them suck. 30MB a month is something like £8. And then after that there is a cap of £1 a day for data charges.
Originally Posted by steele_uk
Every other company has much better plans than this - and when my contract is up, I'll be discussing that with them... (Considering I've spent £2k on my contract(s) in 2 years).
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