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Hy my blackberry won't connect as modem and my network provider gave me the profile but still it won't connect , it keeps saying Blackberry desktop manager failed to start an IP modem session using the connected : The specified port is not open . Please check your profile settings and make sure your radio is turned on..I need help please
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You need a BlackBerry data plan. Have you one?
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No I didn't know it wouldn't connect without BIS cause I thought they are useless when connecting BB as a modem .. I just have megabyte so I'll buy the BIS and try connecting again and see
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Yes, you need that in order to connect as a modem via desktop manager.
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Do I take it that a blackberry (8900) can act as a modem for (say) my ipad mini?
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Do I take it that a blackberry (8900) can act as a modem for (say) my ipad mini?
No, it cannot. Only devices with OS 7.1 can act as hotspots, and some carriers charge extra for usage.
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Yes, you need that in order to connect as a modem via desktop manager.
Hey I was using Windows 8 on my laptop and then I decide to change and try connecting it on Window7 pc and it worked perfectly without having BIS so I think it had to do with some internet setting on windows8
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Yes, you need that in order to connect as a modem via desktop manager.
Hey I was using Windows 8 on my laptop and then I decide to change and try connecting it on Window7 pc and it worked perfectly without having BIS so I think it had to do with some internet setting on windows8
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No BIS, No data plan. Better check your next bill. Carriers love to charge. Most will find users fairly quick but eventually will if they miss you for a few months.
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