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  1. shadysprings's Avatar
    Yes it does... I already have it and hotspot does work.
    Are you using a Verizon release? or how do you have it already?
    01-08-12 02:04 PM
  2. wolfee48's Avatar
    Are you using a Verizon release? or how do you have it already?
    I have the Sprint release... It is the same OS platform.

    Fulfilling my Crackberry addiction from my 9930 via Tapatalk
    01-08-12 02:08 PM
  3. jordan559's Avatar
    Thanks. I pay $55 per month now for a Sprint Aircard, so the hotspot may be interesting for me. Except for the part I can't use the phone at the same time.

    Is the 2GB for $20 plan listed on Verizon website somewhere? Would it be called tethering?
    I'm not sure if its on there website yet but I did talk to Verizon about it and thts wht there people have told me. I have the grandfathered unlimited plan but for me to use it I still hve to pay the $20 hotspot charge. Verizon hasn't released there version of 7.1 yet so everyone else tht has 7.1 on there verizon 9930 is using the sprint release of it. They are reportedly going to be the same.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    01-08-12 02:13 PM
  4. pblakk's Avatar
    Darn, this thing is not up yet... do you guys anticipate maybe D/L availability tomorrow night or this week for that matter??

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    01-08-12 03:12 PM
  5. Fret Madden's Avatar
    Is there any software to make the hotspot use the "regular" data? 2GB on a hotspot will last a day with people actually using it. My kids go through 200-300MB per day on their iPhones watching youtube videos and downloading apps. The carriers really were unreasonable when they killed unlimited plans and made 2GB the magic number. 10GB would be reasonable to control people going to crazy.
    BlackBerry's using BIS use data compression, so the consumption rate is much less than iPhone/Android. I was averaging about 150mb/month before I got a 9930, about 300mb/month with the 9930 (better browser so I surf faster). For most BlackBerry owners reaching 2gb would be a stretch.

    As to using mobile hotspot - that may be different. I haven't yet looked into whether mobile hotspot uses direct TCP/IP or works like Tether which uses the device data plan, which for us means BIS.
    01-08-12 03:19 PM
  6. conker's Avatar
    Thanks, great summary.

    I noticed some bugs listed that I couldn't see before on as well. But a lof of them I could replicate and I can confirm have been fixed.
    Some of these include..

    "Device will no longer reset while connected to a charging source."
    This happened to one of mine, though it actually bricked the device while charging and I could not restore it resulting in having to get a replacement device. This could be related.

    "While in a global roaming condition, connect to a previously registered CDMA
    network without experiencing lengthy search periods."

    This is likely a reason for noticeably better battery life in the new 7.1 build since it cuts down on network search periods.

    "Improvements in home screen responsiveness and reduced touch screen lockups."
    Also something many are experiencing. This is a nice improvement. I don't experience nearly as many black clocks/lockups as I used to.

    "No longer experience delays in audio reception or unexpected call termination."
    I think I did get a few dropped calls prior to the update. (I even jokingly blamed it on the recipient since they had an iPhone.. )

    "The zoom in and zoom out function on the browser application renders the
    page properly."

    It's still not perfect, but browser performance has noticeably improved.

    "When downloading an application, the device will display the correct number of
    bytes being downloaded."

    This was a VERY annoying bug that has clearly been fixed. I noticed it right off the bat. Downloads also seem MUCH faster in the browser and app world. I get intermittent black clocks here, but they no longer leave me unable to do other things. This is huge.

    "Device now supports Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot (MHS)."
    Speaks for itself. I won't pay for mobile hotspot since I don't need it, but it's a nice added feature for those that do.

    I would HIGHLY recommend everyone to update to this build. If you're not having issues with the current build, it's not necessary. But I found the noticeably better battery life, improvements in browser/download speeds, and download bytes indicator bug fix alone makes this a must for me.
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