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brendanf
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Registered: ‎08-25-2008
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Connecting as Modem and using phone at the same time?

Hi - I have read Blackberry Knowledge Base Doc KB05196 on how to set up the Bold as a Modem but I also want to use the phone to make and receive calls at the same time - is this possible? I will be using the Optus 3G network in Australia so bandwidth should not be a problem.

It's important functionality for me because I travel outside major towns frequently and Wi-fi is not always available while 3G is - Thanks

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tanzim
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Re: Connecting as Modem and using phone at the same time?

3G network is capable of handling both browsing and voice calls at the same time. In that perspective you should be able to use both...same time!

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brendanf
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Re: Connecting as Modem and using phone at the same time?

thanks tanzim - look forward to giving it a go.  Out of interest does anyone know when the Bold will be available in AU.  It was slated for release 2 weeks ago but no retailer I speak to seems to know when it's going to arrive!
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Re: Connecting as Modem and using phone at the same time?

Optus said the Bold would be available from 20 August, for AU$10 per month over 24 months in conjunction with the BlackBerry AU$79 cap plan.

 

Vodafone has not released pricing on either the handset or the data plans.

 

Telstra said it would be offering the Bold from late September, but did not disclose pricing.

 

 

Source: http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/hardware/soa/BlackBerry-Bold-lands-in-Australia/0,130061702,339290911,00.htm

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