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Posts: 12
Registered: ‎11-21-2008
My Device: Curve 8330
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Tethering

With Verizon, do any of the blackberries allow tethering and talking at the same time or is that the point of all the commercials?

Curve 8330 OS v4.5
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My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Tethering

On Verizon, no, cannot talk while tethered, using your BlackBerry as the modem for an internet connection to you laptop.

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Registered: ‎01-22-2010
My Device: Storm2
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Re: Tethering

This is incorrect.  I tether and talk all the time on Verizon with the Blackberry Storm 2.

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Posts: 967
Registered: ‎10-29-2009
My Device: 9550 Storm2/Verizon
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Tethering

Actually you have added apples to the bowl of oranges.  You have a wi-fi capable Storm 2 and the device of the OP is an 8330.  You have a Wi-fi capability that allows you to connect via wi-fi and have a phone capability that is separate.  Without wi-fi and tethering it is either or but not both.  An incoming call while tethered will interrupt the tethering connection.

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Posts: 12
Registered: ‎11-21-2008
My Device: Curve 8330

Re: Tethering

Can u explain this comment: " You have a wi-fi capable Storm 2 and the device of the OP is an 8330."
Curve 8330 OS v4.5
Forums Advisor II
Posts: 967
Registered: ‎10-29-2009
My Device: 9550 Storm2/Verizon
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Tethering

Of the Curve model line up two offer Wi-fi capability.  The Curve 8320 and the 8350i.  Unless there is a model that has entered the line up not reflected by Blackberry's specification page for the model the 8330 does not have a wi-fi capablity.

 

 

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎01-25-2010
My Device: 8330 Curve
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Tethering

I recently got my BB Curve 8330 and am interested in using the "Tether" program available online ( not from Verizon ) but am concerned about incurring ADDITIONAL charges from Verizon. I already pay for the "unlimited" blackberry data plan. Does anybody know if Verizon will charge if I start using it with my laptop?

 

 

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Posts: 967
Registered: ‎10-29-2009
My Device: 9550 Storm2/Verizon
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Tethering

If you are using something like tether no. Don't d/l movies and such otherwise it is simple data usage. It is not the fastest connection by any means.
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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎01-25-2010
My Device: 8330 Curve
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Tethering

Thanks! For the record, I downloaded and installed the software on my PC and BB and it works perfectly! Not as fast as WiFi, but fast enough if there isn't a WiFi available. I will likely buy this program.

 

Contributor
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎11-21-2008
My Device: Curve 8330

Re: Tethering

You are basically saying you can cancel the unlimited data plan and just download the program to tether?

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