1. punges24's Avatar
    Does anyone know a way that a verizon blackberry bold can be used as a modem that verizon won't charge you extra for?

    Or does anyone know a way to use your blackberry from your computer, just to use the regular blackberry features but use them on a full screen and a full keyboard?

    Thanks everyone

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    09-18-10 11:01 PM
  2. markhunsaker's Avatar
    As for your first question, yes you can. You can get third party software that allows teathering. It is against your terms of service (TOS) and Verizon can charge you per MB for data usage if they catch you. With that said, I have friends that tether and have been for months with no problem. I would not stream stuff but that's just me.

    As for a virtual machine for a BB, I haven't heard of anything.

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    09-19-10 10:17 AM
  3. slipperman's Avatar
    try pdanet worked great with my storm 9530
    09-21-10 06:31 PM
  4. humptydumptytoo's Avatar
    Do you mean that if you buy the Tether App, verizon can still charge you if they find out? (guess I may not need to worry, it doesn't seem to want to work for me and tech help is very fleeting.....)
    09-21-10 06:49 PM
  5. Super_Mario's Avatar
    Do you mean that if you buy the Tether App, verizon can still charge you if they find out? (guess I may not need to worry, it doesn't seem to want to work for me and tech help is very fleeting.....)
    Tech will not assist you with PDAnet. So if your going to steal data usage, you will need to be smart enough to figure it out yourself.
    09-21-10 07:09 PM
  6. pkcable's Avatar
    Try Bayalink Liberty, it does both things, and they have a 30 day trial. It's also a bit less than Tether, ALTHOUGH, on the tethering side, it only provides web browsing, it is NOT a full featured tether connection. BUT it also lets you edit your address book, Calender and manipulate BB files from your PC. Do you remember Palm Desktop? It's similar to that in functionality. Here is a link to Kevin's blog about it.

    Bayalink Launches Liberty Lite v2.1 Beta Designed for BlackBerry BIS Users; Beta Testers Wanted | CrackBerry.com


    EDIT: Use of this product is probably NOT a violation of Verizon's ToS, although I can not guarantee that.
    09-22-10 11:53 AM
  7. jlb21's Avatar
    I want to use Tether, but I just don't want to risk anything. I know for my light uses it wouldn't be an issue, but still.....who knows when/where Big Red might choose to make an example of someone......
    09-23-10 07:50 AM
  8. markhunsaker's Avatar
    That's how I have been thinking. It would be convient to tether a bit. I have friends who use PDANet on Android and strream Netflix and nothing has happened. I think he used over 8 GB last month. I just don't want to risk getting hit with a massive bill.

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    09-23-10 07:54 AM
  9. otacon#AC's Avatar
    If you're going to have heavy data usage get a datacard like I did. If not, take your chances with one of the aforementioned programs. My friend was a dope and used Tether with far too much data usage...Verizon terminated his account.
    09-23-10 12:32 PM
  10. 1ofthe600's Avatar
    I've been looking and tried the mac forum with no luck.

    Any way to do this on a snow leopard running mac?
    09-28-10 04:02 PM
  11. FF22's Avatar
    I believe there is a version of the Mac but that's about all I know. Check the Tether site for more info.
    09-28-10 09:16 PM
  12. 1ofthe600's Avatar
    I believe there is a version of the Mac but that's about all I know. Check the Tether site for more info.
    F2,

    Thank you for giving me the idea to check that.

    I'm the first to say I'm rather techno helpless, but I was able to set this up in a matter of minutes.

    The only thing is I'll have to pay for the software but such is life.

    It also doesn't get along with the desktop manager and usb so I'm forced to use blue tooth as my way to connect. I pity my battery in this case but again such is life.

    I have a week to test this out (tether) and see what I think.

    Thank you again for the help!
    09-28-10 10:19 PM
  13. trjnberry's Avatar
    I want to use Tether, but I just don't want to risk anything. I know for my light uses it wouldn't be an issue, but still.....who knows when/where Big Red might choose to make an example of someone......
    I hear your concern. I watch my data usage like a hawk when I am on Tether, which by the way, I am on right now! I have been using it responsibly for the past couple months. The Tether app is highly promoted on this site and I have a hard time believing that CrackBerry would promote an app that would get your service terminated. I think there is a difference between policy and enforcement of policy.

    I recall when I was contract employee for an US government agency, I had this warning on my computer when I started it up, that said you can be criminally prosecuted to the full extent of the law if you use the computer for personal use. It was a scary warning that you could go to jail for using the company pc for your personal stuff, yet I was using the computer to surf the internet, write my Toastmaster speeches, and all sorts of personal stuff. I never got disciplined for it and I did it for 5 years. But the entire time I was using that pc for personal use, I knew the company reserved the right to enforce the policy. So, I was respectable in how I used it. Toastmasters is highly respected in the corporate world, so it's likely my superiors saw that as a skill development exercise and allowed it. Indeed, one of my later supervisors was a district officer in Toastmasters with all kinds of awards displayed in his office. When I was on the internet, I surfed to local news sites, email, and sports sites. Stuff that I wouldn't be embarrassed to have the boss look at.

    You are not risking going to jail using Tether. I discovered through that government-related job that there is a difference between policy and enforcement of that policy. If they enforced that policy, I'd be in jail. That's a pretty big risk to take, don't you think? I took it everyday for 5 years! Because I knew the policy was there so the company could reserve the right to come after me if I did not use the computer in a responsible way. For example, if I used it to view porn or download music illegally, they would have the legal right to pursue prosecution.

    When I use Tether, I try to be responsible about my usage. On my Berry, I normally use significant data via PodTrapper, Audible, and Pandora. So, I try to keep my Tether usage comparable to a Podcast download or a night of using Pandora. I tend to spend a lot of time on CrackBerry, because the data usage is minimal when using this site. Going to mobile sites instead of normal sites will cut down significantly on data usage.

    I recommend that if you want to use Tether or PDAnet, use them responsibly. Don't plug in your phone and leave it connected to the internet for 10 hours. Monitor your data usage and keep it comparable to a podcast download. There are no major reports of Tether users getting slammed by their carrier for using the app. Unlike the RIAA lawsuit efforts against music piracy, Verizon is not suing the developers of these tethering apps. Policy is written so that Verizon can go after the abusers. Use it responsibly and you should be fine. In my humble opinion, of course.
    09-29-10 01:19 PM
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