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obiBunch
Posts: 41
Registered: ‎09-27-2008
My Device: Blackberry Curve 8330
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Using curve as a modem. What is the low-down?

Need to be on the enterprise network?

 

Going on vaca. Would like to use with the laptop if possible:smileyhappy:

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jburt
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Registered: ‎07-24-2009
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Re: Using curve as a modem. What is the low-down?

I used my Curve last week as a modem and was able to use my netbook with no problem.  There was a great section in the help to explain how to set it up.  i would suggest trying to upload photos or live-stream.  It was great for internet and emails.

 

it does drain the battery quickly.  Also, you cannot navigate the internet if you receive a call.

 

Simple to connect, be sure the desktop manager software is running and connected to phone via USB.  Connect using the local area connection and the dial up is *777.  Just enter your password and you are ready to roll.  

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sdgardne
Posts: 48,764
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: Z30, Z10 & Q10 (10.2.2.1531), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)

Re: Using curve as a modem. What is the low-down?

See this KB:

 

http://www.blackberry.com/btsc/KB05178

 

 


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obiBunch
Posts: 41
Registered: ‎09-27-2008
My Device: Blackberry Curve 8330

Re: Using curve as a modem. What is the low-down?

  • To connect a computer to the Internet using a General Packet Radio Service (GPRS), Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution (EDGE), or Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service (UMTS) BlackBerry smartphone as a tethered modem, see KB05196.
  • To connect a computer to the Internet using a Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) or Evolution Data Optimized (EVDO) BlackBerry smartphone as a tethered modem, see KB04664.

 

 

um, I have not one clue what service I would be using ie: GPRS, UMTS, etc.

 

I have a basic unlimited usage plan with Verizon.

 

This is all really foreign to me.

 

Any further links that provide instruction on determining what type of  service one is using?

 

Thanks.

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obiBunch
Posts: 41
Registered: ‎09-27-2008
My Device: Blackberry Curve 8330

Re: Using curve as a modem. What is the low-down?

Do you have a basic plan for personal use or is this an enterprise account? Do you know if that would matter?

 

I looked at the help section and it seems I  need a lot more info before I begin.  Thanks.

 

 

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Re: Using curve as a modem. What is the low-down?

Since you are on VZW, the instruction set for you to follow would be the CDMA set. I can't tell you if you have an adequate plan from VZW to allow this functionality...try it and, if it does not work, contact VZW and ask if your plan with them allows you to use your BB as a tethered modem for your PC. They can then tell you if you have an adequate plan and the various costs associated with using it.

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