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Registered: ‎12-24-2010
My Device: Curve 8330
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Bold as Modem

I am a little confused by tethering. Can a Blackberry be used as a internet modem on any carrier or is there a configuration that must be used by carriers to allow this? If only specific carriers, is there a website that has a list of providers that allow blackberrys to be used as a modem?

 

I've seen some posts about tethering via bluetooth on Linux OSs, but they are from a few years ago. This is exactly what I'm looking to do. Currently I am using Sprint with an 8330 and am planning to upgrade to a Bold (unless there is another phone that has a touch screen and keyboard?), if Sprint truly doesn't offer the tethering feature I might move to another carrier.

 

 

 

 

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My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
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Re: Bold as Modem

Yes, you can tether to the Bold's internet connection to your laptop.

I don't know how to do so using Linux.

 

Some KB articles for you to read:

Support for tethered modem use   

How to Configure a BlackBerry smartphone as a tethered modem on a Mac  

Connect a computer to the Internet using a BlackBerry smartphone as a USB tethered modem   

Connect a computer to the Internet using a BlackBerry smartphone as a Bluetooth IP Modem

 

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Posts: 20
Registered: ‎12-24-2010
My Device: Curve 8330

Re: Bold as Modem

Is it also possible to use my Curve in the meantime as a modem?

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Re: Bold as Modem

yes. Same links apply.
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