View Full Version : Using 8800 as modem for laptop?

03-12-2009, 02:41 AM
Is this possible via some means, software etc? I do not have bluetooth on my laptop.. Could USB work?

03-12-2009, 07:34 AM
depending on your service provider they have the software to get you up and running

03-12-2009, 01:07 PM
in the FAQ you can find somewhere the explenation on how to do it, however, using the 8800 as a modem is a real pain in the ass, you wont get more then 5kbs, therefore the 8700 and 9000 rule, they work on 3G, you can get easily 90kbs using them

03-12-2009, 09:17 PM

03-12-2009, 09:25 PM
Yea can tether via USB, check the FAQ it may require software from Telus.. There is also a new program called tetherberry you can try.

And yes the 8700 was G3, it was CDMA CDMA is classified as 3G. (I am sure it goes more in depth then that.. )

03-17-2009, 01:34 AM
I use TetherBerry and it works great. If you're in a 3G area, you'll get decent speeds (I get 230kbps at my house). Plus, you don't have to pay the monthly fee that the carrier charges for tethering. Just be sure to remember that some carriers have data caps (usually around 5GB).

03-17-2009, 08:19 PM
Does VZW have a problem with TetherBerry?