BlackBerry Forums Support Community
              

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-29-2008, 04:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Western outer Mongolia
Model: 8830
Carrier: Sprint
Posts: 37
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Free BIS with Sprint unlimited Plan

Please Login to Remove!

Sprint came out with thier unlimited plans today, great news for BB users BIS is included $20 extra for BES, thats pretty hard to beat.

Sprint - Simply Everything Plan
Offline  
Old 03-01-2008, 09:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Walt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Florida
Model: 8130
Carrier: Sprint
Posts: 320
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

It doesn't include tethering. That may not be important to some people and other people like me use it all the time.
__________________
Walt
Florida, USA
Sprint 8130 Pearl 2
Offline  
Old 03-01-2008, 12:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Chicago
Model: 8330
OS: 4.5
Carrier: Sprint
Posts: 42
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks for the info. I was wondering about the phone as a modem part. I think im going to keep my plan how it is.
Offline  
Old 03-01-2008, 02:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: PoDunk, MN
Model: 7100i
Carrier: Nextel
Posts: 47
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Walt View Post
It doesn't include tethering. That may not be important to some people and other people like me use it all the time.
How well does the tethering work with your 8130? I had a couple customers ask me about it.

Do you get constant speeds or a lot of disconnects or anything like that?
Offline  
Old 03-02-2008, 07:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Walt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Florida
Model: 8130
Carrier: Sprint
Posts: 320
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

The tethering works great. It's my only way of getting on the internet. The speed is very fast with Sprint EVDO. I never get disconnected. I can even connect using bluetooth. I've taken out my laptop and connected to the internet with my BB still in it's holster. Very cool.
__________________
Walt
Florida, USA
Sprint 8130 Pearl 2
Offline  
Old 03-02-2008, 07:41 AM   #6 (permalink)
Retired BBF Moderator
 
Sith_Apprentice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Model: 9000
OS: 4.6.0.xxx
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 10,149
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

it doesnt include tethering, and you CANT add tethering either. Some people within Sprint say this *might* (read probably not) change.
Offline  
Old 03-02-2008, 08:22 AM   #7 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Walt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Florida
Model: 8130
Carrier: Sprint
Posts: 320
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

That's what I heard too. I'm happy with the regular plan I have. It cost me $39.99 per month for unlimited Blackberry data and tethering.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Sith_Apprentice View Post
it doesnt include tethering, and you CANT add tethering either. Some people within Sprint say this *might* (read probably not) change.
__________________
Walt
Florida, USA
Sprint 8130 Pearl 2
Offline  
Old 03-02-2008, 05:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Model: 8830
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Sprint
Posts: 17
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default tethering

I've read on other forums that you can add tethering as a $15 option.

Don't give up on this plan without researching it first.

I may opt for it but I never talk on the phone so it may be overkill for me.
Offline  
Old 03-03-2008, 01:45 AM   #9 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
DSS597's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: California
Model: 9700
OS: 5.0.0.296
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 185
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Walt View Post
It doesn't include tethering. That may not be important to some people and other people like me use it all the time.
Technically is does include tethering. There is NO WAY Sprint can tell the difference between surfing on your BlackBerry browser or tethering your phone to your laptop. Data, is data, is data, and there's no way to differentiate that. It's either off or on.

This by the way is NOT using Sprint PCS Connection software (which I'll NEVER understand why anyone would use), but just using a plain Windows dial up connection via Bluetooth modem or "hard-lined" via USB.

Last edited by DSS597 : 03-03-2008 at 02:03 AM.
Offline  
Old 03-03-2008, 08:04 AM   #10 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Walt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Florida
Model: 8130
Carrier: Sprint
Posts: 320
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Why can you never understand why anyone would use the Sprint connection manager? What's wrong with that?

Data, is data, is data doesn't stand true with Verizon. If you don't pay for tethering, you don't have tethering even though you have data on the Blackberry. How is that possible?


Quote:
Originally Posted by DSS597 View Post
Technically is does include tethering. There is NO WAY Sprint can tell the difference between surfing on your BlackBerry browser or tethering your phone to your laptop. Data, is data, is data, and there's no way to differentiate that. It's either off or on.

This by the way is NOT using Sprint PCS Connection software (which I'll NEVER understand why anyone would use), but just using a plain Windows dial up connection via Bluetooth modem or "hard-lined" via USB.
__________________
Walt
Florida, USA
Sprint 8130 Pearl 2
Offline  
Old 03-03-2008, 11:54 AM   #11 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
DSS597's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: California
Model: 9700
OS: 5.0.0.296
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 185
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

My apologies, guess I should have been more specific with the post. That all pertains to Sprint as the service provider. (Hence me mentioning the "Sprint" PCS Manager Software.) And as far using not using the connection software, I'm just one for using Windows over proprietary software whenever possible, and when it does the exact same thing. Now if it optimized to do more than what Windows will do then that's another story.
Offline  
Old 03-03-2008, 03:12 PM   #12 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: LAX, NYC, CHI, STL, BOS, PHL
Model: 9780
PIN: Another name for the flagstick, term more commonly used by amateurs
Carrier: TMO, ATT, Nextel, Sprint
Posts: 863
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Walt View Post
That's what I heard too. I'm happy with the regular plan I have. It cost me $39.99 per month for unlimited Blackberry data and tethering.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sith_Apprentice View Post
it doesnt include tethering, and you CANT add tethering either. Some people within Sprint say this *might* (read probably not) change.
Sprint's Simply Everything Plan offers Phone as Modem feature (subject to certain restrictions) at a $15/mo premium...
Offline  
Old 03-15-2008, 11:52 AM   #13 (permalink)
BlackBerry Blooded
 
jsntrenkler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Tucson Arizona
Model: 9630
OS: 4.7.1.40
PIN: ????
Carrier: Verizon Wireless
Posts: 1,271
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Walt View Post
Why can you never understand why anyone would use the Sprint connection manager? What's wrong with that?

Data, is data, is data doesn't stand true with Verizon. If you don't pay for tethering, you don't have tethering even though you have data on the Blackberry. How is that possible?
I agree, Verizon has a way to lock out tethering if you don't pay for it, I still think tethering should be included with the plan.
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Vintage MAC Tools D.C. Ampere Amp Meter +/- 600 DC Amps
$21.99
Vintage MAC Tools D.C. Ampere Amp Meter +/- 600 DC Amps pictureNice Vintage MAC Tools USA 1/2" Drive 7/8" SAE Shallow 12PT Chrome Socket V282
$15.95
Nice Vintage MAC Tools USA 1/2Vintage Mac Tools Offset Slotted Screwdriver OD2 USA
$20.0
Vintage Mac Tools Offset Slotted Screwdriver OD2 USA pictureMac A128 3/8" Female Drive to 1/4" Male Drive Adapter Reducer Vintage USA Made
$9.99
Mac A128 3/8Vintage 1/2" Drive MAC VUI 166T 6 Point Impact Swivel Socket
$11.95
Vintage 1/2






Copyright 2004-2016 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.