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| | 8700, tmo, tethering, etc
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For at least a year, I have been trying to tether my 8700 using all instructions that I found in this forum.
I finally decided to try a different approach. I bought an unlocked Option aircard and put my sim from my BB in it. (I don't use my BB as a phone, so the only thing I'm interrupting is my email reception).
I plugged in the card and it connected to the internet as soon as I put in the proper APN. The aircard cost me $159, and since I only need to use it occassionally, I'm thrilled that i don't need to pay for extra service.
The speed seems to be quite reasonable. If you want more info on the card, you can find them on ebay - search for Option GT Max 3.6. The regular PCMCIA is less than $100. I needed the express card, so that was $159.
I checked my usage on tmobile after finishing my connection and did not see anything extra.