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Old 03-20-2012, 03:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can someone please explain why Blackberry have required the setup process to enter in an APN (access point name) with username / password provided by my mobile network provider ?
Surely it has nothing to do with them if I choose to create a Hotspot based upon the wireless data that I am paying for ? I do this on my Android and I dont need anything like the above.
Am I missing something obvious and being stupid ?
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Default Re: 9900 7.1 F/W Mobile Hotspot Functionality

No, this is by design. Hotspot on BlackBerry requires access to a regular APN, not just BIS. Most providers will offer a hotspot add-on for BlackBerry data plans.
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Hmmm why by design it makes no sense but is this 'just Blackberry' ? It's my data who should care how I use it..
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Default Re: 9900 7.1 F/W Mobile Hotspot Functionality

Probably your carrier does.
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