Now I can’t say why RIM tried charging for S/MIME in the first place. (Greedy?) I just got an email from one of our readers, Nick, that RIM has stopped charging for S/MIME support for BlackBerry. This should have been something RIM should offered originally as part of BES and has now learned its lesson. Hopefully their PGP solution will also follow as a free addon.
The sad part is that S/MIME support is still lacking for BIS users who are left out in the cold. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t know many end users who even know what S/MIME means. (In case you don’t or have never gotten a smime.p7m attachment on your BlackBerry)
You can pick up the free S/MIME CAL’s at this link. If you happen to have paid for them sadly it seems like your screwed. (I would give your reseller a good talking to)