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    Connecting 8330 to Laptop via Bluetooth?

    Hi all... Someone told me that I can connect my VZW BB 8330 to my laptop to connect to the internet. Is that possible? How would I do it? My laptop has bluetooth in it. Thanks.




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    Quote Originally Posted by emim View Post
    Hi all... Someone told me that I can connect my VZW BB 8330 to my laptop to connect to the internet. Is that possible? How would I do it? My laptop has bluetooth in it. Thanks.
    I'll tell you what I do to connect my PC to the internet via my Blackberry.
    I have add a tether package that VZW sells as an added feature to my Service Contact.

    My device that I tether is a 9530 storm. I would call your local VZW provider to see if you are able to do the same with your 8330. You may find out through another member on the site if you are able to do this or not with that device.

    The price of the tether package is $30.00.
    Well worth it for me as I live in a rural area where there are not a lot of choices.
    Works very well if I may add.

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    Also to add to what MePascal said, if I remember correctly, DM has some options for configuring bluetooth. One caveat of tethering the internet using bluetooth though is that you probably won't get max speed due to the limitations of bluetooth. And make sure you have a tethering plan too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunkast View Post
    Also to add to what MePascal said, if I remember correctly, DM has some options for configuring bluetooth. One caveat of tethering the internet using bluetooth though is that you probably won't get max speed due to the limitations of bluetooth. And make sure you have a tethering plan too.
    I have an unlimited data plan... Is it the same? Or is it that it won't work w/out the tethering plan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by emim View Post
    I have an unlimited data plan... Is it the same? Or is it that it won't work w/out the tethering plan?
    It is not the same emim. The data plan that you are currently subscribing to only pertains to the data the is transmitted/received through the device.

    The tether package is a subscription package that is geared specifically to utilize your berry as as modem for the PC.

    Hope that clears it up for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MePascal View Post
    It is not the same emim. The data plan that you are currently subscribing to only pertains to the data the is transmitted/received through the device.

    The tether package is a subscription package that is geared specifically to utilize your berry as as modem for the PC.

    Hope that clears it up for you.

    Darn it! Can't screw VZW out of anything! lol... Thanks for the help. Will be calling them to spend more $$!!!

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