Originally Posted by Mojammer
Here is what I received on asking about using the 7100 as a modem.
"Unfortunately, the Blackberry 7100t was never intended to used as a wireless modem. You are correct that T-Mobile has limited port access over the T-Zones connection and has also limited the HTTP transport over port 80. The only ports that remain open via the T-Zones (WAP) connection are 25, 80, and 110. A subscription to T-Mobile Internet would be required to browse any HTML sites. However, currently this option is not available in conjunction with any Blackberry data service. A change to this policy is being addressed, however we do not have an estimated time as to when this will be available as an option."
Is there any documentation that this is an intended feature beyond the fact that it was found to work? Anything from RIM?
According to this I would have to pay another $30 on top of the $60 I am already paying for the "Unlimited" internet I have now, I do not see that happening.
Are there any carriers that support using the 7100 as a modem?
Are their rate plans any better than TMobile where you would have to buy a second unlimited plan for a device that was fully capable of internet access till it was chopped off at the knees.
Of course I am stuck with tmobile for the next 10 months...
Well the simpler choice is to get a MDS added through a third party. Check Myblueberry.com its just 10$ and all ports will work (verichat, ssh etc).