Originally Posted by JRSCCivic98
To my knowledge (as of 4 weeks ago) MobiShark does not work with the 8830.
I tried MobiShark on the 8830 a month or so ago and it didn't work well at all. I could get data for a short time, then it would stop. Restarting the connection would make it work for a while then stop working (like a minute). Having to tell Internet Explorer to use a proxy was also a pain, then turn it off when I was using any other connection.
I personally doubt that using MobiShark would get you blacklisted on Verizon. The BB uses the same connection all the time to get email, maps, PocketDay updates and all that, all the time. As long as you have an unlimited plan I doubt using MobiShark would crank it up that much. Of course I could be wrong.
That being said I ponied up the money for VZAccess and I've been very happy. It provides a solid fast connection that I have used many times over the past month, including a couple of web demos during meetings without a hitch. Checking email on my laptop while on the road is quick and painless. I hate that they charge for it (Verizon) but it works like a champ.
Before I got my Verizon 8830 I priced an 8800 on AT&T and with unlimited data plan and as many minutes as I have now the price difference was only about $10/month, at least in my area. I decided to pay for the coverage.