Originally Posted by stonent
Add tethering to the BB and use the BB as the modem.
He needs them both
, and while the device is tethered, it does not act as a handheld, so no email/calendar/apps, etc.
And I'm not sure exactly why you get worse speeds on the aircard, but I can say that with Sprint, I noticed a HUGE difference in speed and reception when I upgraded from the Free Aircard they gave to one you have to pay for. If you went with the freebie, it's very possible it's just not high enough quality. There should be a diagnostics utility on the disc for the VzW Connect thing though. Try running it against the aircard to make sure it's functioning properly.