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Blackberry Torch Tethering

I just got my blackberry torch today, and wonder how do I make it a wireless modem to use in my dorm room?

I just got my blackberry torch today, and wonder how do I make it a wireless modem to use in my dorm room?

Blackberry Torch Tethering

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Aug 21, 2010 4:55:48 AM
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The manual that came with the phone will be able to tell you how to set it up. Be aware that tethering is not free, you are required to have the 2GB data plan @ 25.00 a month and you need the 20.00 tethering plan added to your account, so 45.00 for a 2gb tethering plan wiht a low data cap

The manual that came with the phone will be able to tell you how to set it up. Be aware that tethering is not free, you are required to have the 2GB data plan @ 25.00 a month and you need the 20.00 tethering plan added to your account, so 45.00 for a 2gb tethering plan wiht a low data cap

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I haven't found that option on the phone. Guessing because its not there. AT&T pretty much removes the tethering options from their phones now days. They let slip by on the Captivate, but the new ROM that's in the works removes it.
I haven't found that option on the phone. Guessing because its not there. AT&T pretty much removes the tethering options from their phones now days. They let slip by on the Captivate, but the new ROM that's in the works removes it.

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davidusr wrote:
I haven't found that option on the phone. Guessing because its not there. AT&T pretty much removes the tethering options from their phones now days. They let slip by on the Captivate, but the new ROM that's in the works removes it.

30 seconds of searching the RIM website

 

http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/18596/Connect_to_Internet_with_device_as...

 

ATT just brought a universal tethering charge that can be added to the 2gb data plan, so that pretty much disproves the theory of then removing tethering options on the phone


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I haven't found that option on the phone. Guessing because its not there. AT&T pretty much removes the tethering options from their phones now days. They let slip by on the Captivate, but the new ROM that's in the works removes it.

30 seconds of searching the RIM website

 

http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/18596/Connect_to_Internet_with_device_as_modem_6.0_1185802_11.jsp

 

ATT just brought a universal tethering charge that can be added to the 2gb data plan, so that pretty much disproves the theory of then removing tethering options on the phone

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You are correct Wing. What I should have said, and what I meant is, the option is not there unless you pay for it. Just tried what the directions stated and the option is not in the desktop software, because the phone is not properly setup, because I don't have a tethering plan. They have it setup so you can't tether without the appropriate plan. I don't blame them.
You are correct Wing. What I should have said, and what I meant is, the option is not there unless you pay for it. Just tried what the directions stated and the option is not in the desktop software, because the phone is not properly setup, because I don't have a tethering plan. They have it setup so you can't tether without the appropriate plan. I don't blame them.

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davidusr wrote:
You are correct Wing. What I should have said, and what I meant is, the option is not there unless you pay for it. Just tried what the directions stated and the option is not in the desktop software, because the phone is not properly setup, because I don't have a tethering plan. They have it setup so you can't tether without the appropriate plan. I don't blame them.

No tier 1/2 provider allowed tehtering without paying additional charges for it, so they are not any different


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You are correct Wing. What I should have said, and what I meant is, the option is not there unless you pay for it. Just tried what the directions stated and the option is not in the desktop software, because the phone is not properly setup, because I don't have a tethering plan. They have it setup so you can't tether without the appropriate plan. I don't blame them.

No tier 1/2 provider allowed tehtering without paying additional charges for it, so they are not any different

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Wrong.  I have the tethering plan, but tethering is still disabled in the Blackberry Desktop.

 

This has been true with every Blackberry device I have had from AT&T.  AT&T has RIM disable the option in the configuration file (at least for past versions of Blackberry Desktop).  You have to edit a hex file to enable it (that is the only way I got the option to appear in Desktop 5).  I have not yet found the hack for Desktop 6 but I am sure it will be discovered soon enough.

 

Shame on AT&T.

Wrong.  I have the tethering plan, but tethering is still disabled in the Blackberry Desktop.

 

This has been true with every Blackberry device I have had from AT&T.  AT&T has RIM disable the option in the configuration file (at least for past versions of Blackberry Desktop).  You have to edit a hex file to enable it (that is the only way I got the option to appear in Desktop 5).  I have not yet found the hack for Desktop 6 but I am sure it will be discovered soon enough.

 

Shame on AT&T.

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Wrong.  I have the tethering plan, but tethering is still disabled in the Blackberry Desktop.

 

This has been true with every Blackberry device I have had from AT&T.  AT&T has RIM disable the option in the configuration file (at least for past versions of Blackberry Desktop).  You have to edit a hex file to enable it (that is the only way I got the option to appear in Desktop 5).  I have not yet found the hack for Desktop 6 but I am sure it will be discovered soon enough.

 

Shame on AT&T.


what ever floats your boat, seems kind of strange that they always sold the tethering plan for these things but they are locked out form tethering.

 

http://www.letstalk.com/att-blackberry-personal-tethering

 

http://www.wireless.att.com/businesscenter/solutions/wireless-laptop/communication-manager/tethered-... (note at the bottom of this list the bold and the torch are listed and it has a download for the required tethering software)

 

 

 


jsnorman wrote:

Wrong.  I have the tethering plan, but tethering is still disabled in the Blackberry Desktop.

 

This has been true with every Blackberry device I have had from AT&T.  AT&T has RIM disable the option in the configuration file (at least for past versions of Blackberry Desktop).  You have to edit a hex file to enable it (that is the only way I got the option to appear in Desktop 5).  I have not yet found the hack for Desktop 6 but I am sure it will be discovered soon enough.

 

Shame on AT&T.


what ever floats your boat, seems kind of strange that they always sold the tethering plan for these things but they are locked out form tethering.

 

http://www.letstalk.com/att-blackberry-personal-tethering

 

http://www.wireless.att.com/businesscenter/solutions/wireless-laptop/communication-manager/tethered-smartphones.jsp (note at the bottom of this list the bold and the torch are listed and it has a download for the required tethering software)

 

 

 

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Just got off the phone with AT&T trying to add the tethering package to my BB Torch 9800 and was told the phone type would not allow this service. Anyone know why?

 

Just got off the phone with AT&T trying to add the tethering package to my BB Torch 9800 and was told the phone type would not allow this service. Anyone know why?

 

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