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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎06-10-2010
My Device: Bold
My Carrier: Verizon

tethering to a laptop: what about tetherberry.com ?

In Blackberry Bold for Dummies (p. 322), the author suggests using the TetherBerry application (for $49.95) as an effective way of tethering a Blackberry Bold to  a laptop (for Internet access for the laptop).   The site (www.tetherberry.com) claims, confidently, to provide just such a service. 

Since some carriers at least (such as Verizon) charge a substantial fee (like $30)---monthly---to make tethering available as part of the plan, I wonder:  is a one-time download from tetherberry.com really effective or it there some problem with this option?

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Posts: 6
Registered: ‎06-06-2010
My Device: Blackberry Bold
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: tethering to a laptop: what about tetherberry.com ?

They have a server-based tethering mechanism and need to run servers with operational expenses.  Came across an article on tetherbridge.com/TetherPrimer.html recently.  It talked about the pitfalls of server-based tethering including questionable business longevity and Internet security risks.  You may want to have check there and judge for yourself.