BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-13-2007, 10:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Model: 9530
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 15
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Verizon 8830 as a modem

Please Login to Remove!

Has anyone successfully tethered a 8830 as a modem without adding the $15 per month charge to their account - if yes please post the details.
Offline  
Old 08-13-2007, 11:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
brianjmolinar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Model: 7250
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 15
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

no, you'll need the feature added to your account.
Offline  
Old 08-14-2007, 12:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Model: 8830
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 39
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Surely this can be done, every windows mobile device on Verizon can get around this, is the BB platform that much harder to work around or something?
Offline  
Old 08-14-2007, 01:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Model: 8310
PIN: ?
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 535
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Yes, it is.
Offline  
Old 08-14-2007, 02:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
No longer Registered.
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Model: 8830
PIN: N/A
Carrier: *
Posts: 697
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

No, it's not, you just need the right software tools to do this. This has been done before and posted on a couple of forums. Unfortunatly, I can't point you in the right direction. All that has to be done is setup the DUN portion of the CDMA network to match that of the WAP one.
Offline  
Old 08-14-2007, 04:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
BFEINZIMER's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Model: 8830
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 258
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

HA! dont do it, your account will be blacklisted so you cant receive any data

they link your SSN to your phone #....
Offline  
Old 08-14-2007, 05:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
No longer Registered.
 
Dawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Atlanta
Model: 8330
OS: 4.5.0.138
PIN: 31a6c9c9
Carrier: Verizon BIS
Posts: 13,963
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

lmao yeah it can be done but I cant show you how thats a great post.
Offline  
Old 08-14-2007, 11:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
No longer Registered.
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Model: 8830
PIN: N/A
Carrier: *
Posts: 697
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Randyman posted it either here or on another forum. It is possible. All it does is DUN the same way WAP does. So, as long as you're not busting major data via DUN it'll look like regular WAP data usage. If however you show a big jump in usage then you might get busted. It has to do with the fact that on large data usage a person doesn't usually use WAP because of the limitations the browser has for "webpage quality/layout". Not only that, but you'll also show connections "directly" to sites rather then through the usual proxys (RIM or Opera). It's kind of a dead giveaway if they track it.
Offline  
Old 08-15-2007, 03:52 AM   #9 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
BigA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Northern Illinois
Model: iphon
OS: 5.0.x.x
PIN: Prick
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 421
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

MobiShark Online Blackberry Store: Blackberry as a modem

Q: Why Should I buy The Shark Modem?

A: We're glad your ask! Below are the reasons:

* Older Blackberry devices that don't have the modem built in - Shark Modem provides this option for your device
* You can connect via USB and Bluetooth connections
* The Shark Modem is build to avoid data charges*
* Avoid monthly tether charges that carriers charge. For example Verizon and Cingular and other companies.
__________________
“The best way I can describe BlackBerry is as a one-trick pony,” said Charlie Wolf, an analyst for Needham & Co.

Last edited by BigA : 08-15-2007 at 03:53 AM.
Offline  
Old 08-15-2007, 05:26 AM   #10 (permalink)
No longer Registered.
 
Dawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Atlanta
Model: 8330
OS: 4.5.0.138
PIN: 31a6c9c9
Carrier: Verizon BIS
Posts: 13,963
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

well I for one wouldnt chance it. I wouldnt want to loose my account over 15 measley bucks
Offline  
Old 08-15-2007, 08:25 AM   #11 (permalink)
No longer Registered.
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Model: 8830
PIN: N/A
Carrier: *
Posts: 697
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigA View Post
MobiShark Online Blackberry Store: Blackberry as a modem

Q: Why Should I buy The Shark Modem?

A: We're glad your ask! Below are the reasons:

* Older Blackberry devices that don't have the modem built in - Shark Modem provides this option for your device
* You can connect via USB and Bluetooth connections
* The Shark Modem is build to avoid data charges*
* Avoid monthly tether charges that carriers charge. For example Verizon and Cingular and other companies.
To my knowledge (as of 4 weeks ago) MobiShark does not work with the 8830.
Offline  
Old 08-17-2007, 10:54 PM   #12 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Bellevue
Model: 8830
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 50
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JRSCCivic98 View Post
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.
__________________
Why didn't I get a BB sooner.
Offline  
Old 08-23-2007, 04:02 PM   #13 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
jj10174's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Kent, OH
Model: 9700
OS: 5.0.0.330
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 25
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BFEINZIMER View Post
HA! dont do it, your account will be blacklisted so you cant receive any data

they link your SSN to your phone #....
Acutally VZW will block your account even if you have a unlimited data plan if you hit 4GB. Now I have no idea why you would want to transfer 4GB via your phone, but I just thought I would add my 2 cents.
Offline  
Old 12-11-2007, 01:27 AM   #14 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
xmarkxcorex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Shenandoah Valley, VA
Model: 8830
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 58
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Actually there have been no reports of termination for people going over 5gb since april cause of the lawsuit that was brought against verizon...btw, how to i add tethered modem to my account online...cant seem to find it on the website.
Offline  
Old 12-11-2007, 04:40 AM   #15 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: North Carolina
Model: Storm
OS: 5.0.0.419
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 482
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by xmarkxcorex View Post
Actually there have been no reports of termination for people going over 5gb since april cause of the lawsuit that was brought against verizon...btw, how to i add tethered modem to my account online...cant seem to find it on the website.

I think you need to call your Verizon rep or perhaps even tech support can do it for you. I've had it so long I can't remember for sure.
Offline  
Old 12-11-2007, 09:41 AM   #16 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Demon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Chicago, IL
Model: 9530
PIN: 304fcd63
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 408
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by xmarkxcorex View Post
Actually there have been no reports of termination for people going over 5gb since april cause of the lawsuit that was brought against verizon...btw, how to i add tethered modem to my account online...cant seem to find it on the website.
PM me and I can get you all set up and will add a month tethering free.
__________________
Email me with all your VZW Blackberry needs
Need a Blackberry or plan change? Shoot me a email and I can help!
Offline  
Old 12-13-2007, 11:19 AM   #17 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Model: 8130
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 4
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by xmarkxcorex View Post
Actually there have been no reports of termination for people going over 5gb since april cause of the lawsuit that was brought against verizon...btw, how to i add tethered modem to my account online...cant seem to find it on the website.
I believe, and correct me if I'm wrong here, but they throttle your connection speed back if you go over the 5gb/month limit. I've also tried mobishark and it is a bit cumbersome and does not work consistent enough to be feasible at this point.
Offline  
Old 02-03-2008, 07:25 AM   #18 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
SVT Amateur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Model: 8830
OS: 4.5.0.77
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 34
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thank goodness I had an epiphany (sp) last night. I was so about to go to a Verizon store on Monday and have to pay for a wireless card, extend my Verizon contract, and then pay $60/mo to have unlimited data use for my new MacBook Pro. The whole reason I bought this computer was so that I could do my daily work in the dining room of my restaurant instead of in my office upstairs which basically feels like a cave. I already have an 8830 with unlimited data since I'm constantly syncing with my BES, and I totally forgot I could use the 8830 as a tethered modem.

With that said, I'm about to call Verizon and have them add the $15/mo tethered fee. Is there anyway to use the tethering service without having to run both the BlackBerry Destop Manager (which I'm just now downloading for the first time since I like to just sync all my stuff with the BES instead of with my computer) and Verizon's software?

By the way, for work I will be using the Windows Vista Ultimate that I installed on the Mac, but if someone also knows a way to do this when I'm in Mac OS X I would appreciate the help as wel.
Offline  
Old 02-03-2008, 07:26 AM   #19 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
SVT Amateur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Model: 8830
OS: 4.5.0.77
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 34
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by soysauce021 View Post
I believe, and correct me if I'm wrong here, but they throttle your connection speed back if you go over the 5gb/month limit. I've also tried mobishark and it is a bit cumbersome and does not work consistent enough to be feasible at this point.
Correct, they don't terminate your usage anymore. They instead reduce your speeds.
Offline  
Old 02-17-2008, 08:27 PM   #20 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Model: 8830
PIN: N/A
Carrier: verizon
Posts: 9
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

The mobishark is much slower than paying for the 15 tether plan right?
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright © 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM © and BlackBerry © are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.