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Old 03-30-2006, 12:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I spoke to cingular and was told that I would be able to use my blackberry as a modem for my laptop no problem.

I have 2 questions

1) I understand that the blackberry 8700 cannot be used as a bluetooth modem, but can the future 8707 be used as one?

2) If I were to use my blackberry to watch TV on my laptop through my Slingbox would that violate Cingular's TOS?

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1. Correct, but not sure on the 8707

2. From a technical stand point I donxxx8217;t think the BB has that much bandwidth to pull it. My Sling box bogs on most hotel internet. I know it isnxxx8217;t my house, I have FIOS. I wouldnxxx8217;t be worried about TOS but more about overage charges.
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If I sign up for the blackberry unlimited internet can I still be slammed with overage charges?

Also about the slingbox, to stop it from bogging up, have you tried lowering the video bitrate, frames per second and the audio bitrate? I had that problem too, but after I tinkered with these specs a bit there were no more problems, and the video quality was still acceptable.
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yes, I am on the lowest and buffer like 30 sec with it waiting to start. th internet here in my hotel SUCKS. In the office or peoples personal connection works GREAT. I normally bump it up A Lot almsot to high. I also have it HIGEST in my QOS and sits in my DMZ network for less network trafic.
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