Insurance Times has teamed up with Isis Telecommunications, to give away two BlackBerry remote email devices.

BlackBerry is a handheld device for sending and receiving emails on the move. It also enables remote access to office features such as contacts and the corporate calendar. The device, which can be used as a mobile phone, has become very popular in the US and looks set for similar success in the UK.

Isis Telecommunications has two BlackBerry 7230s to give away, along with a one-year email contract for the lucky winners. Each prize is worth over £300.

The ability to work on the move has become increasingly important in the UK insurance sector, and we would like to find out your views on this issue. So, in order to enter the prize draw to win a BlackBerry, all you need do is answer the following questions.

To complete this brief survey, either log-on to insurance_times_survey.aspx and enter online.

Alternatively, you can fill in the survey below and post your responses to Isis Telecommunications BlackBerry Competition, PO Box 31968, W2 4SA.

The first two entries to be pulled out of the hat will each win one of these prizes.

Your name:

Your organisation:

Your email address:

Your telephone number:

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How many hours do you spend out of the office in an average day?

  • None
  • Less than 1 hour
  • 1-2 hours
  • 2-4 hours
  • More than 4 hours.

    Does your company provide you or your colleagues with a PDA or BlackBerry device?

  • Yes, I am provided with a PDA/BlackBerry
  • Yes, colleagues are provided with a PDA/BlackBerry where appropriate
  • No.

    If no, would you or any of your colleagues benefit from such a solution?

  • Yes
  • No.

    Is your mobile phone contract:

  • Personal
  • Company
  • I have both a company and a personal mobile phone

    Do you make most of your client contact via:

  • Mobile phone?
  • Landline phone?
  • Email?
  • Face-to-face meetings?

    Which of the following would improve your client communications? (tick all that apply)

  • Providing a speedier response to their emails
  • Being able to review their documents and correspondence while away from the office
  • Being able to make or change diary appointments while away from the office.

    Which of the following devices/tools do you take to meetings? (tick all that apply)

  • Mobile phone
  • Laptop
  • BlackBerry
  • PDA
  • Diary

    In an average day, how much time do you spend managing your inbox when you return to the office in the morning / after meetings?

  • Less than 10 minutes
  • 10 – 20 minutes
  • 20-30 minutes
  • More than half an hour.

    If you could save one hour in your working day, what would you do with it?

  • An extra hour's work
  • An hour's less work!
  • Other (please specify)

    Even if you are not a lucky winner, corporates and mobile professionals can now start using the world's most popular remote email solution, BlackBerry, within 72 hours and totally free of charge for the first month. The new package, a UK first, is being supplied by Isis Telecommunications, one of the UK's largest suppliers of BlackBerry.

    Brokers wanting to know more or to discover how to register for a 72-hour installation and free one month trial can contact Isis Telecommunications on 0845 277 1000 or visit