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Old 12-09-2009, 05:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My dad has a curve with no data plan and I really just want to be able to reverse tether using a pc to blackberry to make it go online. Just so I can install app's easier on the phone.

If anyone could help that would really be great. Also this is with sprint.
Old 12-09-2009, 05:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There is no way to access data on the blackberry via internet service through a computer, at least so far as I know.

For what it's worth, see:

What do I need a Data Plan for? - BlackBerryFAQ

How to use BlackBerry on Generic Data Plan - BlackBerryFAQ
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Old 12-09-2009, 07:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Not only is there no "reverse tether" possible, but Sprint requires a data plan for all BlackBerry devices activated on their network.
Old 12-10-2009, 08:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm on wap so I can't see what model you're using but I assume since its Sprint you have the 8350i. Doesn't that have wifi? You can usually use that to download and install apps even when you don't have a data plan.
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Even with WiFi, you need the BB data plan to access App World.

Can you install the apps you want using Desktop Manager?
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