1. Ratchet clank's Avatar
    I have had all my current phones switched back to black berry.

    My Iphone 5 became the latest Blackberry bold.

    My windows Phone has become my current latest Blackberry Curve.

    But now I am hesitent as I realize that before converting my last phone to the black berry torch 985o, does it have the ability to finction as a mobile hotspot?

    The one great thing that draws me with this phone is not needing an internet plan and using my phone as an instant router. Does the TORCH have this ability?
    01-02-13 04:55 PM
  2. BerryGuy4040's Avatar
    I own a Torch 9860 and it functions as a mobile hotspot.....not sure if the 9850 is the same. But I believe you require a data plan to access the internet, and then use the phone as a hotspot.

    Looks like you're suggesting that an internet plan isn't necessary
    01-02-13 05:21 PM
  3. Techno-Emigre's Avatar
    If you are pairing a PlayBook thru Bridge you don't need to pay for Hot Spot tho it does have it if you need.
    01-02-13 05:40 PM
  4. cbvinh's Avatar
    I own a Torch 9860 and it functions as a mobile hotspot.....not sure if the 9850 is the same. But I believe you require a data plan to access the internet, and then use the phone as a hotspot.

    Looks like you're suggesting that an internet plan isn't necessary
    The 9850 does have mobile hotspot capability, as of BBOS 7.1.x, but at least for Sprint, it requires paying extra.
    01-02-13 05:41 PM
  5. Ratchet clank's Avatar
    The 9850 does have mobile hotspot capability, as of BBOS 7.1.x, but at least for Sprint, it requires paying extra.
    So the verizon version of the 9850 has mobile hotspot functinality in settings or just sprint/
    01-02-13 05:51 PM
  6. TonyHove's Avatar
    Mobile hotspot function comes standard with OS 7.1
    I got a 9850 and it works fine.
    01-02-13 06:16 PM
  7. Ratchet clank's Avatar
    Mobile hotspot function comes standard with OS 7.1
    I got a 9850 and it works fine.
    What I am asking is that all versions of the 9850 have this feature?
    01-02-13 06:22 PM
  8. raino's Avatar
    What I am asking is that all versions of the 9850 have this feature?
    Yes. Since all versions of the 9850 have a 7.1 release available, they all have this feature. Now whether your carrier charges extra for this feature is for you to further research.
    01-02-13 07:17 PM
  9. SEAWARRIOR's Avatar
    if you tap on the time @ the top of 9850 screen the connection page will pop up,,, check tick box that says mobile hot spot,,, if a notice to contact your phone service provider for activation pops up you'll usually have to pay extra, if not have fun,,, it's $20/mo on Sprint,,, it's be nice to have but ain't worth $20 to me when there's hotspots just about everywhere where i go...
    01-02-13 08:39 PM
  10. w0lfgang's Avatar
    I have a verizon 9850 and it has mobile hotspot
    01-03-13 01:43 AM
  11. minerdigs's Avatar
    Verizon requires paying extra as well.
    01-03-13 08:09 AM

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