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Old 07-22-2009, 11:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know if you can tethering the Tour on the Verizon network? If so, how do you do it? Thanks!
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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VZ Acces Manager. You can find it on vzam.net You also need to have tethering added to your data plan.
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Old 07-23-2009, 01:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Any idea what Verizon charges for this as an add-on for the BB? I would hope that it wouldn't be the full monthly price of a dedicated wireless card - i.e. $60/month.
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Old 07-23-2009, 01:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I believe it is $30 a month to add Tethering to a Blackberry Device if you have the $30 a month BIS Plan, $15 a month if you are using the $45 a month BES plan. Either way it comes out to $60 a month pre-tax. FYI if you don't know what BES is, you are 99% on the BIS plan for $30 a month.
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Mobile Broadband Connect - 1st Month Free, $15/month thereafter
Turn your BlackBerry® or PDA/Smartphone into your wireless modem
5 GB($0.05/MB Overage) of data access for high-speed wireless Internet access! With Mobile Broadband Connect, connect to the Internet remotely using your device.
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:10 AM   #6 (permalink)
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tetherberry works too ;)
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:16 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Mobile Broadband Connect - 1st Month Free, $15/month thereafter
Turn your BlackBerry® or PDA/Smartphone into your wireless modem
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I think its $ 30 a month now.
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confirmed, I use tetherberry on the tour and it works fine.
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Yep - $30/month
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I use tethering on my 8830 via USB cable and bluetooth thanks to the help from this forum.

Will the tethering speed be improved by upgrading to the Tour? I know the speed I get through my 8830 is not nearly as fast as a full EVDO modem.

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Old 07-24-2009, 01:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
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confirmed, I use tetherberry on the tour and it works fine.
tehtherberry is a one time fee right? No monthly costs?
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Old 07-24-2009, 01:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Tetherberry is on sale through today for $24.97 .. Regularly $49.95 and is a one time fee for lifetime support.

http://store.blackberrycool.com/prod...&n=TetherBerry

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Old 07-24-2009, 01:44 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I am using Tetherberry right now and confirm that it is pretty fast.


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just purchased Tetherberry. You can't beat it. Especially today at 50% off. $25 and you can tether your device for life to as many computers as you want.

That beats Mifi for $60/month and VZ's BB tethering for $15/month.
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Old 07-24-2009, 10:55 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Is Tetherberry not in violation of Verizon's terms?

How can they do this?

Can Verizon somehow block Tetherberry sometime in the future?
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i asked the vz rep yesterday and he said they just had a meeting about it. according to his understanding, no it does not violate vz's terms.

i don't think anyone can answer your second question. for now it's a go and according to the vz rep there were no red flags in the future.
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I cant get tetherberry to work on a MAC. Does anyone have a suggestion. Does it work for MAC?
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Looks like there is a beta for a Mac version. The Windows version doesn't work on Macs.

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Old 07-25-2009, 08:32 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I find that TetherBerry connects more reliably and always faster for me than VZAM.

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I am using Tetherberry right now and confirm that it is pretty fast.

http://www.speedtest.net/result/524564508.png
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Old 07-25-2009, 11:55 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I am loving Tetherberry ... It's always possible that Big Red will come up with a way to block it in the future, however for $25 it was more than worth it. Great Software!
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