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boogityman 10-20-2011 07:34 PM

Roger Torch 9860 Wireless Hotspot Capability?
 
Hi all,

Thanks in advance for the help. I had an account a few years ago but had to sign up for a new one since I couldn't seem to find where to send a password reminder and I'll be damned if I remember that.

Aaaanyways, basically my Dad has a Torch 9860 on Rogers and we are thinking of getting him one of these new fangled (WiFi only) Kobo tablets for his birthday but I can't find from any documentation if a Rogers 9860 is capable of making a mobile hotspot, which is pretty critical considering he would be using it almost exclusively while travelling around Canada.

Thanks!

Medic48 10-21-2011 11:01 PM

Re: Roger Torch 9860 Wireless Hotspot Capability?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by boogityman (Post 1751491)
Hi all,

Thanks in advance for the help. I had an account a few years ago but had to sign up for a new one since I couldn't seem to find where to send a password reminder and I'll be damned if I remember that.

Aaaanyways, basically my Dad has a Torch 9860 on Rogers and we are thinking of getting him one of these new fangled (WiFi only) Kobo tablets for his birthday but I can't find from any documentation if a Rogers 9860 is capable of making a mobile hotspot, which is pretty critical considering he would be using it almost exclusively while travelling around Canada.

Thanks!

Juts to confirm, are you looking for UMA (Rogers TalkSpot/Wi-Fi Calling) or are you looking to have your Blackberry act as a Hotspot (LTEE)?

I know the 9860 is UMA capable, based on the technical specification sheet for the 9860, I believe it is NOT capable of acting as a Wireless HotSpot.

--Phil

NJBlackBerry 10-21-2011 11:07 PM

Re: Roger Torch 9860 Wireless Hotspot Capability?
 
No BlackBerrys can currently act as a WiFi hotspot.

boogityman 10-22-2011 11:47 AM

Re: Roger Torch 9860 Wireless Hotspot Capability?
 
Thanks guys. Yes I was looking to make a hotspot (LTEE). I did it with my own Android phone this summer at the cottage and was critical in doing just enough work that people didn't really know I was gone :).

Turns out FutureShop has a promotion going that when you buy a PLaybook you get a $200 gift card so I may just do that.

Thanks again

boogityman 10-22-2011 11:47 AM

Re: Roger Torch 9860 Wireless Hotspot Capability?
 
and I might add its pretty dumb that BBs don't have this feature. Virtually every other (recent) smartphone has it and it really is a truly useful feature

NJBlackBerry 10-22-2011 11:50 AM

Re: Roger Torch 9860 Wireless Hotspot Capability?
 
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