1. codeee34's Avatar
    I am trying to decide on either getting a wirless card or using my blackeberry 8320 as a modem for my laptop. I will be out in the field working and will access my home computer with "Gotomypc.com" or "logmein.com". I can find the speeds of the wireless cards through the different carriers but I can't find much info on how fast the blackberry modem will run. If it's comparable or noticeabley slower.Also, will I be able to send and receive calls while using the phone as a modem? Thanks!

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    05-17-08 06:29 PM
  2. cop's Avatar
    Good question, I would like to knoe too

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    05-18-08 01:34 PM
  3. AdamNips's Avatar
    115k, so very slow. as for calls, they do come in but haven't paid attention to if they stop the modem activity.

    hope that helps.
    05-22-08 12:00 AM
  4. mz831's Avatar
    Dial up speed ull have if connected threw my fone to my pc I wouldn't do the bb to pc

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    05-22-08 01:33 AM
  5. rms2005's Avatar
    Yep not to fast but hey, its free to use with the bb plan where ever you are provided you have service

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    05-22-08 02:45 PM
  6. anonymous200412's Avatar
    It is not as bad as you would think. I regularly do Remote Desktop sessions with my 8830 from the road back to my office and I don't have an issue with the speed, it is pretty responsive.
    05-22-08 02:53 PM
  7. mz831's Avatar
    its NOT WORTH IT UNLESS U LIKE INTERNET SPEED LIKE SLOW AS MOLASSES THATS DUMB IF U LIKE TO SETTLE FOR SPEED TO BE DIALUP
    05-22-08 10:40 PM
  8. kasperapd's Avatar
    It is not as bad as you would think. I regularly do Remote Desktop sessions with my 8830 from the road back to my office and I don't have an issue with the speed, it is pretty responsive.
    The 8830 uses EVDO speeds just like the wireless cards offered by your provider. The 8320 would use EDGE, and it not nearly as good. However, if the speed doesn't bother you, then I'd say just tether. You can always try it and see what you think, and if you don't like it, go get a wireless card with 3G speed.
    05-24-08 10:10 PM
  9. gruss's Avatar
    How would it use evdo when tmo is gsm?

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    05-31-08 07:15 PM
  10. raylol16's Avatar
    i believe 8820 is on tmo not 8830 also modem tethering isnt free I think. Don't you have to pay a fee to use it?
    05-31-08 08:23 PM
  11. Spartan11's Avatar
    I can take calls while connected to the internet. When the call comes in the modem stops until the call ends and then the modem resumes. As far as speed goes I tether through usb using pdanet and my BB Storm. Here are my blazing 3G speeds:

    what a joke!

    I would like to know if going through verizons access manager would speed this up. Compared to a usb card or other such internet device the speed is much better than tethering.
    10-20-09 12:57 PM
  12. jimmycrackberry1's Avatar
    USCC service full bars at 1XEV,
    320k/112k has been it so far 8330 curve to mac bluetooth, USB was really bad 125k range??? How they advertise 10X faster that dial up 52K would = 520k Right ?
    The Cricket A600 was much faster like 500k to 700k
    01-02-10 01:25 AM
  13. Artemis68's Avatar
    It's uber slow. Depends where you are honestly. When I'm in the city, it's faster than if I were elsewhere with low signal.

    It's definitely do-able though.

    T-Mobile doesn't charge a fee for tethering as long as you have a smartphone data plan. Sprint/VZW/ATT all charge more but tmo doesn't.

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    01-02-10 10:17 AM
  14. Doctor A's Avatar
    I played around with tethering and there was a problem with Outlook sending email would get some type of security error however would receive email. If I used RoadRunner's home page to access my webmail would send and receive though slower on Blackberry tether.
    01-02-10 11:56 AM
  15. XyKo's Avatar
    Tethering is decent with the 9700 3G.
    01-02-10 01:59 PM
  16. Armando175's Avatar
    I tether everyday with my 8320. It's slow as a snail compare to other speeds but it helps out. I learned to be patient. LOL Take a look at the pictures. Windows reports one speed but it's different speeds when actually tested. I hope I get better speeds when I get my 9700 this Tuesday.
    01-02-10 08:58 PM
  17. donniesd's Avatar
    Depends on what you need it for. Speed is fine to have to login and check email download a small file. But to surf or youtube just aint gunna cut it.

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    01-03-10 02:19 AM
  18. Strontium's Avatar
    I'd compare it to an ISDN line, if I had to come up with a comparison. Only thing is the upload is not synch'ed. The up stream is horrid.
    01-03-10 06:11 PM
  19. Armando175's Avatar
    I got my 9700 yesterday and after setting it up I tested my tethering speed on the 3G network. Not as fast as I wanted it to be but most definately a jump from my 8320 on EDGE.
    01-05-10 12:19 PM
  20. SteveStrike's Avatar
    Tethered measured at:

    Speakeasy.net
    344/245

    dslreports Flash test
    231/168

    dslreports mobile speed test 1MB
    202

    iPhone speedtest
    236


    What frustrates me is that I should be in a well-covered area, and my friends on Verizon and AT&T get 600-800 at any given time while mine never seems to get higher than 250-350.
    Last edited by SteveStrike; 01-16-10 at 10:33 AM.
    01-16-10 10:26 AM
  21. SteveStrike's Avatar
    Just for S&G, I hooked up my old 8100 Pearl with EDGE:

    Speakeasy.net
    133/100

    DSLReports Flash test:
    126/51
    01-16-10 02:35 PM
  22. kbz1960's Avatar
    Must be the phone he has or the usb modem I had with verizon was considered slow too. I don't notice any difference with my tour compared to the vzw usb modem..... think it was a um175 or something like that.

    Either one the speed isn't bad unless you want to do youtube or whatever.
    01-16-10 05:23 PM
  23. Aburt's Avatar
    I've been collecting speed tests for the bb 9700 here if you want some sample data for different carriers and cities, tethered and direct. Do a number of tests in a row, as they vary greatly from minute to minute. (And which test you run.)

    I suspect your actual results will depend on whether you're downloading/streaming (one connection, lots of data) or surfing (lots of connections, small files). I have a hunch the start of connection overhead drags down the numbers a fair bit.
    01-16-10 07:24 PM
  24. SteveStrike's Avatar
    I've seen you pimping your site on all the forums. While it's not a bad idea, the data is horribly unusable in the format it's in now and I doubt anyone will spend much time with it.

    Also, with results listed like, "39995kpbs" it's just not believable. Unless someone has rolled out a new 34Mb 3G connection we are unaware of! The accuracy of the results posted is highly suspect.
    01-17-10 09:02 AM
  25. donniesd's Avatar
    mobilespeedtest.c0m is useless

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    01-22-10 12:37 AM
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