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Old 04-05-2006, 10:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I currenly have an 8700 BB fron cingular, I unlocked it and used it with T-mobile
yesterday, when I was stuck all by myself in a hotel in Paris with no internet access, I got my 8700 out and connected it to the PC, configured it as a modem, and of we go, roaming on Orange network I was getting 921kbps.
very sweet.
I know it will cost money, $20 per Mb, but sure beats the heck out of paying 16 Euro for 30 minutes dial up access at the hotel
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Old 04-05-2006, 10:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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wow!

$20 per mb..


That most had added up seeing how you used it for playing around online...
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Old 04-05-2006, 12:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I currenly have an 8700 BB fron cingular, I unlocked it and used it with T-mobile
yesterday, when I was stuck all by myself in a hotel in Paris with no internet access, I got my 8700 out and connected it to the PC, configured it as a modem, and of we go, roaming on Orange network I was getting 921kbps.
very sweet.
I know it will cost money, $20 per Mb, but sure beats the heck out of paying 16 Euro for 30 minutes dial up access at the hotel
I've been trying to get mine to work as a modem and I'm struggling with getting it to work right.
What did you do to get yours working? I can't help but think I stuffed something up in the process.
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Old 04-05-2006, 12:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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there always is the museums, the landmarks, the food, the friendly women down by canal street..there is lots to do in Paris besides web surfing
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I've been trying to get mine to work as a modem and I'm struggling with getting it to work right.
What did you do to get yours working? I can't help but think I stuffed something up in the process.

there are free ways to get the 8700c to work as a modem but after trying them to no avail i gave up and bought mobishark modem ... a software app that after following very simple instructions i got internet access on my laptop .... very nice ! free trial version gives u an idea but i just bought it outright and its awesome ... you can get it at : www.mobishark.com

good luck .
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Old 04-06-2006, 02:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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So does this work so well that you could use it as permenant internet connection for your PC? With no added data charges when you have the unlimited plan (T-Mobile)? If so, that would be amazing.
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Old 04-06-2006, 05:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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So does this work so well that you could use it as permenant internet connection for your PC? With no added data charges when you have the unlimited plan (T-Mobile)? If so, that would be amazing.

i agree , that would be amzing . oh , i have cingular , i can't speak for t-mobile or there charges . plus , i haven't got my first bill since hooking up my BB as a modem for my laptop . but to use as a modem and have that be your only internet connection ... hhhmmmmm , nope . i wouldn't recommend because its DIRT slow !!!! only as a cool way to do something quick and log off its useful . like when i go to the hospital to stay with my mom ... i stay for many hours on end and after a while we start those awkward moments of silence ...well then i woop out the old laptop and amaze her with news clips , events , and many current things going on in the outsde world ... also show her emails from family asking for her and that makes the BB as a modem very good for me .... but if it was my " only " internet connection i would hang myself ..... lol .... j/k ....

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Old 04-07-2006, 03:09 AM   #8 (permalink)
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So what kind of actual transfer rates are you getting? 30-60kbps?
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Old 04-07-2006, 09:33 AM   #9 (permalink)
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No charges for tethering with T-Mobile. Don't know why Cingular charges an adidtional $30/month for tethering.
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Old 04-07-2006, 12:36 PM   #10 (permalink)
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No charges for tethering with T-Mobile. Don't know why Cingular charges an adidtional $30/month for tethering.

yeah , whats up with that ? i mean , if i tether with mobi shark modem... how can they know i'm tethering ? and why would they charge me extra ? i did pay 45.00 bucks a month for " unlimited BB data " ....whats up ?
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Old 04-07-2006, 12:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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So what kind of actual transfer rates are you getting? 30-60kbps?

not sure really ? don't know how to tell ?

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