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can a tethered phone also be bridged (to the same PB) ?

My friend has tethered her PB to her blackberry bold as she couldn't bridge successfully. Now she has her bridge and bbm s/w updated on her blackberry, but cannot bridge (and get her bbm across). I am wondering is this perhaps because she is already tethered. If so, how does one untether?

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Re: can a tethered phone also be bridged (to the same PB) ?

Both use Blue Tooth to connect and only one can be used at a time.

 

Turn off the BT tether connection on smart phone so Bridge can make a connection after.

 




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Re: can a tethered phone also be bridged (to the same PB) ?

Thanks.

 

To clarify, she wants to permanently remove the tethering. I need to know if that is possible and if so, how ? Then she can attempt to bridge the 2 devices now she has the  updated s/w on her phone. You are suggesting the tethering can be deleted via the phone? Can you elaborate? (As she has been unable to bridge since tethering and despite the new s/w, I had suspected the tethering was blocking her efforts). I can appreciate that the tethering and bridging cant happen at the same time....so if a phone is tethered, you can't set up bridging, right?

 

I really appreciate your help. Can you explain how the tether is removed on the phone?

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Re: can a tethered phone also be bridged (to the same PB) ?

delete the BT pairing in BT profile on both devices.

 

then it will no longer tether.

 

Then set up Bridge.

 




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Re: can a tethered phone also be bridged (to the same PB) ?

Thanks, now I geddit....

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Re: can a tethered phone also be bridged (to the same PB) ?

I have my Playbook both tethered and bridged to my BB Torch (AT&T) at the same time. I just turned off WiFi and was able to both browse using the standard browser and also get emails throught bridge.

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Re: can a tethered phone also be bridged (to the same PB) ?

jan17'2012 i hv a 9530 bb mobile.

 

bb is bridged to my playbook and works good.

 

i am trying to have BT tetherbridge connected thru the mobile phone. connectivity checking fails repeatedly. cant connect effectively to the bb mobile.

 

my question: can bb mobile & playbook be configued for both the bb bridge & BT tetherbridge, and used alternatively as required.