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Old 12-21-2007, 04:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it possible to use an AT&T Curve (8300) as a modem to a laptop?
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Old 12-21-2007, 06:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Be careful with AT&T. They have plans that cover "tethering" so you could be charged extra for this. I don't know if they can tell when you do this or if they charge, but something to be aware of.
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Old 12-21-2007, 06:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default "Tethering" charges

Yeppers. This is a DIFFERENT charge from your plan. Even if you have the unlimited data plan, you still get charged differently. Trust me. I got a $900 bill one month since I had to use it alot as a tethered modem.
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google 'piotr staniaszek'
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Old 12-21-2007, 09:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I was curious about this since I started tethering my Curve yesterday and have already had it connected for about 10 hours.

I checked my account online at AT&T and saw that my data plan is called Internet/MEdia Net and it said I have Unlimited access and already used 78.8 mb of the unlimited. I still wanted to double check and called AT&T and they confirmed I have unlimited modem access.

So I am happy about this.

I suggest if you have a question to check online as well as calling AT&T.
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I just had to get my account changed since it turned out the account that AT&T switched me to was not correct. I was getting partial Tethering but not everything I needed to in order to connect from everywhere.

My new data plan is the following: BlackBerry Enterprise Unlimited + Tethering

This is $59.99 before discounts and requires you to have a phone plan as well. I can now connect and all of my connecting will be unlimited.
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Old 12-22-2007, 08:02 AM   #8 (permalink)
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That's the plan our cell phone adim said I had, yet I still managed to rack up a $900 bill when I was using it tethered. Will have to look into this.
Someone's got some 'spainling to do.
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