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Old 02-19-2011, 07:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Use Bluetooth Enabled BB Curve 8520 for Laptop Internet Access

The BlackBerry is capable of function as a modem and used with a computer for internet access. The term is tethering.

Whether you can do it, and the cost, depends on your mobile service provider.

Desktop Manager includes the component necessary to tether, but the feature is only present (or at least visible) if the mobile service provider allows it.

My advice is to talk to your service provider and ask if they permit tethering, and the cost.

Some providers, or carriers, do not charge extra for tethering under fair use provisions, but most do charge a fee in addition to your BlackBerry data plan.

That's what I can tell you. Perhaps you will get some responses providing more detailed info relevant to your particular carrier, etc.
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