Does the Blackberry Q10 run on RiM's Secure Network?

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I just want a confirmation, is the BB Q10 running on RiMs network like the older BBs (and would thus require RiMs APN) or does it work like the Z10?

I'm under the impression that it's like the Z10 and will not run on a secure network, but I want to know for sure because I personally think that a locked down data network is a good idea.
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Chad Burr, Mobile Master

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Z10 & Q10 don't require a connection to BIS

It can still be used with blackberry enterprise server if your company uses it
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Thanks for the confirmation. But man, I do not agree with that decision on RiMs part. At least make one of the two BB10 phones use the BIS.
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Only with a compatible BES of course (BES10). Older BES won't work with this.
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Blackberry is all about security, the amount of patents they hold in this area is astounding. You can enable data encryption (which no doubt is done via proprietary technology), that imo easily surpasses anything you'd ever get on iOS or Android. Blackberry might be a bit behind Apple and Android in some areas, but security is where they excel. I've never even heard of anyone being able to crack the encryption on BB10, but I hear about exploits in iOS and Android every week.
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I don't know, I still don't trust an open network. I'll wait it out at least (I'm not really in any rush to upgrade from my three year old CDMA flip phone anyway, haha, I'm cheap) it could be like it was when Apple computers were picking up steam in that it hasn't been cracked because nobody's trying to crack it.

Plus, I could just be being a patriot because it bothers me a little that a Canadian company has to bend to a market that prefers American products for some reason.
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Hey Curtules, I've used an Android phone over the last 2 years and not once did I ever have any issues with being on an open network. The amount of people that actually have any security issues iwth the network are few and far between. Maybe once a month I'll receive a call about a customer worried that their phone was hacked.

From my point of view, I like the change that RIM is doing. On a technical support level, it makes it easier to be able to troubleshooting. For any BIS device, we have to check to make sure the proper version of a rate plan is selected(about 7 times out of 10, this is the reason why BIS data doesn't work properly). Once we confirm the rate plan, then we go into other things, such as was the device registered successfully, etc.

I can understand your view of it though. It never hurts to wait and see.

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