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Old 01-04-2006, 06:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Do you have to use your airtime if you are tethering your blackberry to the data network?

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Old 01-04-2006, 06:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's a data call. I'm assuming you paid for the unlimited data plan?
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Old 01-04-2006, 07:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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When I use my 7130e as a modem for my laptop it does not count against my voice minutes.
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Thanks...yeah, I got the unlimited plan.

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Here's my understanding of how it works (which wasn't explained to me when I bought the 7130e). VZW automatically puts all BB users on the unlimited data plan for an additional $45/mo. Tethering requires an additional $15/mo and is also unlimitted. Calling minutes are not used.
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Here's my understanding of how it works (which wasn't explained to me when I bought the 7130e). VZW automatically puts all BB users on the unlimited data plan for an additional $45/mo. Tethering requires an additional $15/mo and is also unlimitted. Calling minutes are not used.
You got it right. Just remember when tethered (connected) you won't receive emails or other data type messaging.
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You got it right. Just remember when tethered (connected) you won't receive emails or other data type messaging.
But, I was pleased to discover, if you are tethered in EVDO and a voice call comes in, it will ring through to the phone.
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how is the internet speed when using the 7130e tethered to a laptop?
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how is the internet speed when using the 7130e tethered to a laptop?
With 1XEV I get between 450k and 650k throughput. There is a bit of latency getting a page, but after that it screams.
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