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Newbie needshelp! New cell phone/email checker device asap

by sfoanna / March 13, 2008 2:34 AM PDT

Hi, I am starting a part time, work from home job next week. I need to be able to check & respond to email (maybe two accounts, but not so critical?). I assume the company uses Outlook for scheduling, so I'd like to be able to have staff schedule me for meetings, etc and know that asap too. i guess for simplicity, i should have my cell phone on the same device.

I have no idea what a pda is, or a smartphone, or blackberry. are they different products? I need something that will do the above.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: new phone
by Kees Bakker / March 13, 2008 2:50 AM PDT

Maybe the IT staff of your new employer has recommendations on what they support and (more important) what they don't support. Suppose, for example, they don't use Exchange but Lotus Notes for scheduling and only support Blackberry, then you might be unhappy with your new Nokia N95, to name an example.

So better start contacting them.

Kees

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thanks (and duh!)
by sfoanna / March 13, 2008 4:58 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: new phone

turns out that there's a policy that you can't check company email/scheduling etc unless it's company owned device. Good advice, thanks so much!

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