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Are you there? 04-08-2007 08:18 AM

Using my Blackberry 8700 for Laptop Connectivity
 
My apologies in advance if I’m posting this to the wrong forum. I have a Blackberry 8700 on the Cingular Network in the US. I would like to use my Blackberry for Internet access for my laptop from time to time. I heard it has this capability, but can’t seem to figure out how to do it.
Any suggestions?

Thanks.

ezrunner 04-08-2007 08:21 AM

I believe that there is a thread in the 8700 section about this very topic. try searching "tethering" with 8700 in the search bar

good luck if you are on cingy I believe they charge extra for tetherin

tsac 04-08-2007 10:23 AM

Are you there? Nope !

pronerd 04-08-2007 11:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Are you there?
I would like to use my Blackberry for Internet access for my laptop from time to time.


One other thing to be aware of is that this could easilly burn though your allowed bandwidth Even if you have an "Unlimited" data plan there are in fact limits. And they are getting really strict about this. Verizon just cut theirs from 10GB per month to 5GB. When you go over they generally just cancel your account. No warning just termination.

ericshmerick 04-08-2007 11:41 AM

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Originally Posted by pronerd
One other thing to be aware of is that this could easilly burn though your allowed bandwidth Even if you have an "Unlimited" data plan there are in fact limits. And they are getting really strict about this. Verizon just cut theirs from 10GB per month to 5GB. When you go over they generally just cancel your account. No warning just termination.

I love Sprint more and more each day! :smile:

Are you there? 04-08-2007 07:15 PM

Gave it a try
 
Hi read through the thread today, and did get my laptop communicating with my 8700. Called Cingular to upgrade to the “Tethered modem” service. It rejects my connection, Error 73 I think.

I was on the phone with Cingular level 3 technical support for about 2 hours today, they could not get it working. Somebody is suppose to call me in the morning.

newyowker 04-08-2007 08:46 PM

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Originally Posted by ericshmerick
I love Sprint more and more each day! :smile:

Yup Sprint definitely has the fastest data network and they don't care how much bandwidth you use :D

Dubdub 04-09-2007 07:17 AM

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Originally Posted by newyowker
Yup Sprint definitely has the fastest data network and they don't care how much bandwidth you use :D

+

Probably because they don't have as many customers as the other members of the Big 4 and are trying to get more.

jwolf7722 04-09-2007 07:58 AM

Thats one plus for sprint atleast. It is a fast network!

vincentnyc 04-09-2007 11:07 AM

i read one of those tethering thread. how can cingular know u r using ur bb to tether with a laptop?

Are you there? 04-09-2007 11:10 AM

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Originally Posted by vincentnyc
i read one of those tethering thread. how can cingular know u r using ur bb to tether with a laptop?

They have to turn on the service, as I understand it.

vincentnyc 04-09-2007 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Are you there?
They have to turn on the service, as I understand it.

if im not mistaken...from the thread i read..they didnt. maybe someone here in this forum snitch to cingular and now we have to pay.

Dubdub 04-09-2007 12:30 PM

I think it has to do with the amount of data and the bandwidth you are using. Probably the IP as well.

pronerd 04-10-2007 12:19 AM

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Originally Posted by newyowker
and they don't care how much bandwidth you use

I would not be to sure of that. Verizon and Cingular will tell you that too. Unless you have read the entire usage agreement, and all the agreements it references I would bet that Spring also has usage caps.

stonent 04-10-2007 03:10 PM

Did you try downloading the software for this from Cingular? Link below!


Cingular Cell Phone and use handsets as wireless modems


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