Originally Posted by twn2
If you want teather your berry, there is none. Realistically, in a starbucks, your signal is usually full anyways. So your could use your berry there for that. You save 20 a month, and eliminate a pretty much pointless service. Wouldn't it be great if tmobile whipped out its 3g service already. Btw, itl be out before March 1st next year. So for those who teather, I would wait for a new berry with 3g if you want a new one. Maybe the pearl 2 will have 3g
Maybe I'm missing something, but being in a Starbucks isn't going to help the signal of my Pearl....is it? Meaning, I'm going to get a faster speed on my Mac via HotSpot than via my BB. Now I can understand if we were talking about the Curve with Wifi.
Also, I go to Europe several times a year. HotSpot service is 18-cents per minute instead of $1/minute with the phone. That is unless I use the International BB plan and teather it....but i'm not sure if I would get charged.
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No, I dont think it will make it faster, its just the point of... If you are there doing simple tasks and browsing online while at starbucks. When I use my BB as a modem, granted, the speeds are not nearly what they typically are with wifi, BUT, they are certainatly "good enough" for web browsing, especially if I do not want to pay the $20 extra a month for a few visits to starbucks to websurf.
In other words, lol, I only go to starbucks 2 times a week, and I personally am happy with the teather setup, for just web browsing. Now if you are in netmeeting or something like that.... yeah, I would definatly go with the WiFi version for that!
This happens to be one of my favorite features with the BBPearl, because when I go for 1 or 2 night business trips, and some of the hotels charge 10 dollars to get online, its worth its weight right there!