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Old 05-06-2008, 12:36 PM   #1
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Default Help - can't figure out how to use the 8830 as a wireless modem with MAC

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I have an 8830 World Edition and a MacBook Pro. The two devices recognize each other (Blackberry is in discoverable mode and MacBook recognizes the BB) but I can't get it to connect. Each time I try, I get a message saying that there was an "error with the communication device". I don't want to "tether" it, I need to work wirelessly... Any suggestions from anyone? Also, if I'm not going to "tether" do I still need to pay the $15 per month service charge for additional data service? (Verizon is my provider). Thanks in advance for your help!!!
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Old 05-06-2008, 12:50 PM   #2
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You're trying to tether. Doesn't matter if it's via USB cable or Bluetooth... it's still tethering.
Yes, you need the $15 add-on plan from Verizon. It won't work at all without that plan.

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Old 05-06-2008, 02:20 PM   #3
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I just helped a friend out with exactly this. She has a MAC and an 8830 from verizon. She was told no way it could be done because she had a mac and not a pc.

Well, i always like a challange . Got the bluetooth connection working, she had the tethering data service (VZAccess) enabled and it worked like a charm first time. So, yes I can confirm that it does work and through bluetooth as well. You do need the $15 per month (or what ever rip off price it is) for it to work.

Good luck.
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Old 05-06-2008, 04:26 PM   #4
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...so would that be "unlimited" data?
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No, it's not considered the unlimited data, it called broadband access connect "tethering". . . and depending on what you are using your blackberry for (44.99 for BES or 29.99 for BIS) tething can either cost $15 or $30.
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