9900 Blackberry wont contact BES

Posted on 2012-09-18
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Last Modified: 2012-10-05
I have 1 blackberry on T-Mobile that wont contact the BES that is hosted through Office 365. Office 365 doesn't report any service health issues. I have defined a new activation password and tried to reconnect the device. I've also deleted the user on the BES server and recreated it with a new password. No luck.

This started happening in the early morning and was working and then suddenly dropped.

Question by:Brohodin
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by:Justin Yeung
ID: 38410578
when you click on activate under enterprise activation

what do you have.........
does it only show "contacting server"
or do you have an error message?

The most important, check if the phone is provisioned in BB network..........

Author Comment

ID: 38410637
It is provisioned, it's giving a message that It's unable to connect to the blackberry server but again, all the other phones do fine in the same office and it has perfect 4g and wifi signal.

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Mike Sullivan earned 2000 total points
ID: 38410647
Hi Brohodin,

This sounds suspiciously like a network tariff issue. The best test for this is to try and send a PIN message directly from the affected BlackBerry to another. If the PIN message delivers fine, then the BlackBerry is correctly connected to the data network HOWEVER if the tariff is only set up for BIS (rather than BES) then wireless activations won't be possible unless you use the RIM Enterprise Activation app from the App World.


If the PIN message doesn't work at all, contact your network provider.

Hope this helps,

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by:Justin Yeung
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change the connection from 4G/3G to 2G and run the enterprise activation.
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by:Scott C
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Have you tried removing the battery and SIM card and putting it back together to do a "cold boot"?

I've had this fix quite a few blackberry connectivity issues.

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Thanks, that was it

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