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    Mobile Phones In Schools

    We have been asked to look into providing Mobiles for SLT an Key staff members...

    I havn't the foggist where to start...

    Soooo, what has everyone else implemented??

    We are looking for a single solution for around 10 people, one type reliable phone, (ie able to replace battery easily, easy to reset, sync exchange etc). minutes, texts, data??

    If anyone would like to put the cost aswell??

    I'm fine at find my own contract, but when it comes to finding one for the school... ahhhhhhhh
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    Do you have whole site Wifi - if so go for a voip wifi system, can integrate with your own phone system then and make it interoperable.

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    No.. we don't have whole site wifi..

    On the list on things to do!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesreedersmith View Post
    Do you have whole site Wifi - if so go for a voip wifi system, can integrate with your own phone system then and make it interoperable.
    That's an interesting idea. What hardware/software would it need?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adampat84 View Post
    We have been asked to look into providing Mobiles for SLT an Key staff members...

    I havn't the foggist where to start...

    Soooo, what has everyone else implemented??

    We are looking for a single solution for around 10 people, one type reliable phone, (ie able to replace battery easily, easy to reset, sync exchange etc). minutes, texts, data??

    If anyone would like to put the cost aswell??

    I'm fine at find my own contract, but when it comes to finding one for the school... ahhhhhhhh
    Personally I'd go with Blackberries, nice and robust, good battery, works great with exchange using the blackberry enterprise server express software. Cost wise, not much different from normal contracts, its just a case of haggling with the usual mobile phone operators business divisions.

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    Would partly depend on your exsisting phone system but what i did at one site was rip out the whole old system and put in a VOIP Trixbox system, new extension in every class (formerly only 10 extensions in the whole school) now about 38, plus 5 voip wifi handsets all interlinked, every body had voice mail etc etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    Personally I'd go with Blackberries, nice and robust, good battery, works great with exchange using the blackberry enterprise server express software. Cost wise, not much different from normal contracts, its just a case of haggling with the usual mobile phone operators business divisions.
    Totally agree with teejay on this one. When you buy 10 blackberrys they should give you 10 Blackberry Enterprise Server CALs for free (if they don't then insist they do and they will). If you're going with Vodafone, tell them you've got dead spots all around the school and they should throw in some suresignal devices...

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    thanks for all the feedback.. will look in to the Blackberries.

    Anymore welcome!!

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    Someone's gotta say it - how about a fleet of iPhones?

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    Best idea is to get pricing from the main mobile networks on their OGC Buying Solutions frameworks. The price is a lot cheaper then typical mobile contracts with choices of 1, 12, 18 and 24 monthly contracts normally. If you want more info drop me a PM. The contracts themselves are covered by NDAs unfortunately

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    oh oh oh... forgot to mention a REALLY important point about blackberrys and Blackberry Enterprise Server: They are the only devices that you can wipe remotely (as long as you have BES). From within BES there is an option to disable and wipe the handheld. A signal is sent over the mobile phone network and the devices resets. When it powers on again, ALL data is wiped. From a data protection point of view this is hugely important when thinking about using smartphones in a school.

    Also, with BES, the blackberrys will be able to access the schools LAN across a secure VPN. So if you have an intranet or other resources you want the blackberrys to access....
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    Quote Originally Posted by prad View Post
    oh oh oh... forgot to mention a REALLY important point about blackberrys and Blackberry Enterprise Server: They are the only devices that you can wipe remotely (as long as you have BES). From within BES there is an option to disable and wipe the handheld. A signal is sent over the mobile phone network and the devices resets. When it powers on again, ALL data is wiped. From a data protection point of view this is hugely important when thinking about using smartphones in a school.

    Also, with BES, the blackberrys will be able to access the schools LAN across a secure VPN. So if you have an intranet or other resources you want the blackberrys to access....
    You can now do that with BES Express as well, so it's now feasible to run a small number of Blackberrys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulfish View Post
    You can now do that with BES Express as well, so it's now feasible to run a small number of Blackberrys
    That's great news! Good on RIM.

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    Our schools use iPhones, we use 24 of them the best thing we have ever done

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    Blackberries are sounding more an more interesting..

    especially the remote wipe capability!!!!

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