Tethering With T-Mobile?

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  1. Steve Jobless macrumors 6502

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    I'm intrested in learning if anyone has been able to tether their edge network between a MB/MBP and their phone, via bluetooth or usb.

    I havent tried it yet, but would like advice before I try.

    If it matters I DO have a wireless internet plan.
     
  2. Trebz macrumors member

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    Bump...

    Any help on this? I am looking to go back to T-mobile for my work phone, so I would be looking at a MS, Blackberry or Nokia Smartphone, but I would like to be able to tether it with my MB as well as with an XP laptop.

    The recent solution for the Blackberry 8700 isn't the best option as I need to pay $4/month to use it or run my own proxy server.

    I would be open to any solution that doesn't require monthly fee (above and beyond the data charges from T-mobile). USB or bluetooth, either way is fine.

    I currently use my 7130c tethered with my XP (work) laptop and it very easily connects via USB. I have not had any luck getting it to work with the MB. I basically want to do the same thing on XP and OS X, but I am looking to move away from Cingular.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Trebz
     
  3. chosenwolf macrumors 6502a

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    Hi guys,

    This article helped me set my phone so the directions are on par: LINK

    ;)
     
  4. yg17 macrumors G5

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    So does anyone know if it's possible to do this with a Blackberry Pearl with just the $20/month data charge for Blackberrys? That will determine if I get a Pearl w/Data or keep my w810i when I switch to T next month.
     
  5. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

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    I do it with the Pearl over Bluetooth. It works well. I pay for the Blackberry service for data. It's my understanding that tethering is included in the Blackberry service, but don't sue me if I'm wrong.
     
  6. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Thanks. What sort of speeds do you get when tethered?
     
  7. Trebz macrumors member

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    WickedG35 - thanks for the link. Definitely will bookmark that. I'll have to see if that works with the T-mobile Dash

    Do you have any instructions or links to how you set up the tethering with the Pearl?

    At this point, it look like I will be deciding between the Pearl and the Dash.

    Thanks for the tips.

    Trebz
     
  8. chosenwolf macrumors 6502a

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    No problem.

    Unfortunately, it will not work with the Dash because T-mobile removed the DUN (Dial-up Networking) Bluetooth Profile from the Dash. I used to have the MDA, and it worked flawlessly since the MDA had DUN. But now I also have the Dash which only supports PAN and Apple doesn't have support for this profile. Once I get my C2D MBP, I will be able to play with the settings and see if I can tether the Dash to it.
     
  9. Steve Jobless thread starter macrumors 6502

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    for got all about this, but using the $4.99 T-Zones Plan Works, for a good guide search for TheMacAce and HowardForums thats how I got it to work.
     
  10. chosenwolf macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it works with T-zones but you won't be able to tether with a Dash.
     

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