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hrbuckley 01-09-2012 09:37 AM

OS 7.1 Rollout with Wi-Fi hotspot support
 
According to the BlackBerry blog RIM will be starting to roll out OS 7.1 to all carriers world wide. The new OS includes support for Wi-Fi hotspotting.

Dubdub 01-09-2012 10:08 AM

Re: OS 7.1 Rollout with Wi-Fi hotspot support
 
Still at the rumor stage.

penguin3107 01-09-2012 10:18 AM

Re: OS 7.1 Rollout with Wi-Fi hotspot support
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dubdub (Post 1762791)
Still at the rumor stage.

No it's not. That linked post is on RIM's BlackBerry Blog as of today.

NJBlackBerry 01-09-2012 10:23 AM

Re: OS 7.1 Rollout with Wi-Fi hotspot support
 
And (again) please note that Hot Spot is not free for all carriers.

Dubdub 01-09-2012 10:27 AM

Re: OS 7.1 Rollout with Wi-Fi hotspot support
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by penguin3107 (Post 1762793)
No it's not. That linked post is on RIM's BlackBerry Blog as of today.

OK. We wil move it to BB in the News then.

hrbuckley 01-09-2012 11:17 AM

Re: OS 7.1 Rollout with Wi-Fi hotspot support
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry (Post 1762794)
And (again) please note that Hot Spot is not free for all carriers.

Yes. I would expect most carriers to treat it like tethering, which could be expensive, or not available at all.

juwaack68 01-09-2012 11:52 AM

Re: OS 7.1 Rollout with Wi-Fi hotspot support
 
I have 7.1 and the hotspot feature on my 9850 from Sprint ($30 charge).

It's not any faster than connecting the BB to the laptop via USB and tethering that way.... but not having to use a cord is a bit more convenient.

jsconyers 01-09-2012 11:54 AM

Re: OS 7.1 Rollout with Wi-Fi hotspot support
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by juwaack68 (Post 1762812)
I have 7.1 and the hotspot feature on my 9850 from Sprint ($30 charge).

It's not any faster than connecting the BB to the laptop via USB and tethering that way.... but not having to use a cord is a bit more convenient.

How many devices can connect via the Hotspot? I know some devices allow up to 5 or 8 connections.

juwaack68 01-09-2012 12:13 PM

Re: OS 7.1 Rollout with Wi-Fi hotspot support
 
For Sprint it's 5 devices in the US and 1 outside the US.

jsconyers 01-09-2012 12:18 PM

Re: OS 7.1 Rollout with Wi-Fi hotspot support
 
Good info, that beats the wired tether then if you would use it to justify the $30 a month.

dc/dc 01-10-2012 08:47 AM

Re: OS 7.1 Rollout with Wi-Fi hotspot support
 
Hopefully it's more reliable than Apple's Personal Hotspot...


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