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Old 12-01-2008, 05:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone,

I was reading up on this shark modem thing online because I was trying to tether my laptop with my blackberry 8330. When I did all the steps and everything it told me that I needed to pay a monthly fee of $15 in order to use it.

From my understanding, from reading online posts/articles, that if you use the shark modem that you have to pay a one-time online fee of $35 or $45 dollars. I am really interested in doing it but I don't want to buy one of these things and then have to continuously pay for it, or pay the monthly fee from Verizon.

If anyone could help me out I would really appreciate it.

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We've used Shark Modem within my organization in the past but were never informed of any fees other than normal data usage. Somewhere within this site is a sticky that has directions for setting up BBs for use as modems. You may want to take a look at it; the instructions are pretty detailed and have worked for the various flavors of BBs we have.
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Shark Modem is dreadfully slow. Don't waste your $50. Invest in a wifi finder to located free hotspots or pay for the tethering with your carrier. I can get on one or two webpages with Shark Modem and that's it.

I used PdaNet with a Palm Treo and that program WORKS. Its cheaper at $35and speeds are pretty decent -better than dialup. Unfortunately, it doesnt work with Blackbery.
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