View Full Version : Is tethering needed even for laptop web browsing?

12-28-2008, 07:23 PM

I have been with tmobile for 2+ years and still am using an older version of blackberry (7100t).

At the time of signing, I don't recall seeing anything from tmobile for tether services.

I have been using this blackberry as a modem following the instructions on the forum. However, I have been limited to doing web browsing. This is okay for my needs. I prefer using my laptop's bigger screen instead of blackberry's smaller screen.

I am now planning to get a new phone and perhaps switch out of tmobile. The question I have is, if I want to use blackberry as a modem only for web browsing purposes, do I need to subscribe to tether services?

Thank you in advance for your help.


12-28-2008, 07:27 PM
ATT requires it. Not sure about other services. Before you change I would check around.

12-29-2008, 10:28 AM
Depends on the carrier as tsac implied. TMO doesn't. at&t does. Verizon does.