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Old 02-09-2011, 05:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a laptop with a T-mobile dongle that only wants to work if it is in an airport or library etc. It does not work in any house I visit.
My Blackberry on vodafone seems to pick up a good signal everywhere where T-mobile doesn't. Is there any way that I can connect the Blackberry to the laptop so that I can get internet on the laptop using the blackberry signal?

PS I think I have a 9780 - that is what I ordered - but where is the model number on the phone
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Yes, you can use it, although Vodafone will likely charge you additional for tethering, and the data will be subtracted from your monthly allotment. You may be better off with a Vodafone SIM provisioned for mobile broadband in your dongle.
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