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Old 01-14-2008, 06:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey does anyone know anything about using the bb's data connection for an internet connection from a pc? I have a friend doing this over edge with his nokia phone. Was wondering if it is possiblle with my bb.

My system is WindowsXP home and a bb 8800.
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Yup you can do this; its called tethering
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Fairly easy to set up as well
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I would be careful about tethering the BB as a modem though. I've heard of people getting ginormous monthly bills because of data usage. I wouldn't go downloading anything, also, the last I heard RIM didn't support this feature. They have a KB on setting it up but beyond that they can't help as it may be a service provider issue/PC/USB Port/etc. That could have changed by now but when I was in BB Support with RIM it wasn't supported after following the article for setup.

Here is an article about using your BB as a modem with links to other KB's for particular models:

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Hope that helps.
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check with service provider to get the proper set up instruction or check in the blackberryfaq!!

and yes check with providers policy on tethering you could be subject additional charges
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I think you all misunderstood me! Tethering will go over the gsm, not edge, and thereby will be on the voice network. That will be VERY expensive. Data is cheap where I live tho. My friend doesn't dial-up, he just attaches the phone via usb to his pc and boots up a little nokia app on the pc and voila he cann surf the web.

Any idea on this for bb?
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If you have the BB data plan, and EDGE is available from your provider, tethering will probably be on the EDGE network. Do you have a BB data plan?
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No, bb data plans are not available where I live
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