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malcolmwood24
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-19-2012
My Device: Blackberry Curve 9300

Enabling My Curve 9300 as a Mobile Hotspot - Is This Possible?

I have just bought a Microsoft Surface table. This does not have a 3G option. One thought is to access 3g via my Blackberry Curve 9300. Many mobiles can be enabled as a hotspot. Is this possible with the 9300?

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sdgardne
Posts: 48,755
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: Z30, Z10 & Q10 (10.2.2.1531), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)

Re: Enabling My Curve 9300 as a Mobile Hotspot - Is This Possible?

Hi and Welcome to the Community!

 

Please refer to this KB:

  • KB31857 How to setup and manage a Mobile Hotspot Connection

As you see, it's not your BB model number that matters, but rather your BB OS level, your data plan from your carrier (not all allow such), as well as any impact from BES (if you are on such).

  • KB23393 How to check the model number and version of installed BlackBerry device software on a BlackBerry smartphone

Good luck!

 


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malcolmwood24
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-19-2012
My Device: Blackberry Curve 9300

Re: Enabling My Curve 9300 as a Mobile Hotspot - Is This Possible?

Hi

 

Thank you, both for your very prompt help and your wafm welcome.

 

Unfortunately, checking via the About option within Options, my device is a 9300 and the latest operating system supported seems to be V6 (I don't think that this supports Mobile Hotspot). I suspect that I may need to check what device options may become available under my contract. (I don't want or need to pay more.)

 

Kind regards

 

Malcolm

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sdgardne
Posts: 48,755
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: Z30, Z10 & Q10 (10.2.2.1531), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)

Re: Enabling My Curve 9300 as a Mobile Hotshot - Is This Possible?

You are probably right...check this thread:

The last few posts are a discussion re the 9300 and it's inability to handle OS7.

 

Good luck!


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