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New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-23-2012
My Device: bold 9900
My Carrier: 9054677483

mobile internet failed to initialize

I can't get my bb 9900 bold to connect for mobile internet when I tether it to my laptop


I get the message initialization failed


I have downloaded the latest software version for the desktop


Anyone out there have the same problem and how was it resolved.



New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎09-23-2012
My Device: BB Bold 9900
My Carrier: Kyivstar

Re: mobile internet failed to initialize

I must say that connecting your device using a mini-USB to your laptop, as a source of internet, can charge you according to your operator's EDGE tariff plan, and that can be much more than BIS. If you are comfortable with that, here is my configuration:


Phone Number: *99#

User: (leave blank, or single space) 

Pass: (same here)

Manufacturer: RIM

Model: BlackBerry IP Modem (CDMA)

APN: internet (ask your operator for correct APN, or get from Options - Device - Advanced Preferences - TCP/IP - APN)


I use Mac OS X, but I think it will be the same in Windows.

New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-06-2013
My Device: Bold 9900
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: mobile internet failed to initialize

as an FYI on this issue where I updated my laptop to Windows 8.1 and my Blackberry Bold 9900 would not initialize mobile internet and got the same error message. Bold 9900 running v7.1.0 and Blackberry desktop software was 7.1. I installed desktop software from Blackberry recommended for the Bold 9900 on the Rogers network. Problem was solved.