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Can I make my Blackberry a wifi hotspot?

I have a new Kindle fire and a Blackberry Storm 2.  Several places I am at through the day do not have access to a wi-fi network.   I have a friend down the hall that uses her phone (iphone or android? don't know which) as a wifi hotspot and she can connect her kindle to the internet.   Any suggestions on how to make mine do this?   Thanks

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Re: Can I make my Blackberry a wifi hotspot?

No, sorry, you cannot.



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Re: Can I make my Blackberry a wifi hotspot?

You have to pay extra through your service provider for your BB to have a "tethered modem" - then you can connect to the internet on your laptop/netbook via your BB.
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Re: Can I make my Blackberry a wifi hotspot?

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Re: Can I make my Blackberry a wifi hotspot?

You are right this is very easy to do with a iphone on 5.1 but I can't find the options on the bb. I did see somone using it like this the other day so this is def possible the links on the replys did not really help
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Re: Can I make my Blackberry a wifi hotspot?


mindmyweb wrote:
You are right this is very easy to do with a iphone on 5.1 but I can't find the options on the bb. I did see somone using it like this the other day so this is def possible the links on the replys did not really help

It is very possible on the newer OS 7.1 BlackBerrys.

 

I don't know and you have not stated what model BlackBerry you have, and what OS release you have installed to it.



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Re: Can I make my Blackberry a wifi hotspot?

You are right I can see that its available on V 7

 

my phone is v 7 compatible but I am sure it does not have this feature.

 

See the screen shot and get more info here

 

http://in.blackberry.com/services/blackberry7/

 

Thanks again mate you have been good help

 

Aditya

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Re: Can I make my Blackberry a wifi hotspot?

As I stated, it is available on OS7.1, not on OS7.0



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