- CrackBerry User
- 15 Posts
9900 tether says need HotSpot feature; editing init string works fine.
I've always had tethering on my line. Today I attempted to tether with my 9900 through BDS and it redirected me to a page saying I need to add the mobile HotSpot feature for 14.99.
I remembered from the days of manual configuration that the initialization string in the phone and modem options was "wap.voicestream.com." When using BDS to configure mobile internet, it uses pcweb.tmobile.com or something like that. I changed it back to wap.voicestream.com and am now able to use the internet just fine.
Anyone have any insight on this? Was this an oversight by T-Mobile and have they really made it so HotSpot feature is required just to use the BB as a modem? Did I discover an exploit? Or am I incurring some kind of charge with this modification?
Last edited by photekxl; 06-22-2012 at 04:55 PM.
- CrackBerry Newbie
07-16-2012, 03:42 PM #6
- 4 Posts
Never mind, I found it. Hopefully this will work for a while. THANKS!
For anyone else possibly asking the same question, you set it in the blackberry desktop software under tools menu, mobile internet settings, "add" a new item, enter wap.voicestream.com as access point, leaving the rest blank.
I also set it up for Bluetooth tethering and life is sweet again. Just really hope they don't take it out any time soon.
- CrackBerry Abuser
07-18-2012, 02:04 PM #8
- 129 Posts
What about the hotspot feature on the 9900? I've tried numerous times but i can't get online even when it says that it's connected on the 9900. I'm on with tmobile and Im able to use hotspot when i switch to my android phone.Bold 9900 OS 7.1 Ultimate Hybrid RC2 over 580 Base