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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-19-2010, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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Verizon Blackberry Tether?

I currently have a cellular broadband card for the laptop, but the cost of it per month ($65) is a bit high. It works well, and you get an internet connection as long as there's a signal. Unlimited bandwidth/Nationwide.

But...

Now I'm thinking about trying a tether (USB) between the Blackberry 8330 and the laptop. This is only $25/month, so it "appears" to be the better option. Limited to 5GB per month.

Most of the laptop usage is for the Reserves, and general surfing around. I don't do much video streaming, so the 5GB limit hopefully won't be an issue.

Has anyone tried the tether option? Are the speeds okay? Any major drawbacks?

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I have USC and an android and downloaded an app that'll let me tether it to my laptop and use it as an EVDO 3G modem when I'm away from any free wireless networks, but I haven't tried it yet. I think it's basically free since I already have an unlimited business data plan.
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you can do BT tethering with your 8330 too. Sure it will suck your battery dry fast but it sure is neat.

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isn't the 8330 not a 3G model?


I get around 2MB/s DL tethered via Bluetooth with my 9700 (3G) on AT&T, on a good day anyway.

Upload is always horrendous slow.

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http://tether.com/ is the way to go.

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http://tether.com/ is the way to go.
Yep, one time buy. No extra fees.

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wait, you guys pay to tether?

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Okay, so Tether.com looks like a good deal, but I just want to clarify some stuff...

1. Works with Verizon?
2. If my Verizon is an unlimited data plan, then basically free after one time fee?
3. Download speeds are comparable to what my phone gets now?

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wait, you guys pay to tether?
the junefabrics solution i posted is completely free so not I small fry.
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Okay, so Tether.com looks like a good deal, but I just want to clarify some stuff...

1. Works with Verizon?
2. If my Verizon is an unlimited data plan, then basically free after one time fee?
3. Download speeds are comparable to what my phone gets now?

<--- Tethering Idiot
1. I have Verizon so yes it works with them.
2. Yes, you are correct.
3. Just depends on network and signal. I usually see about 40-70 kb/sec.

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