Using Blackberry w/ Sprint Mobile Broadband as Modem for Macbook Pro?

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  1. psingh01 macrumors 65816

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    Does anyone have any experience with this? My employer will pay for either cell phone service or mobile card service. I figure if I just get a blackberry with Sprint EVDO I can get the best of both worlds if I can use it as a modem.
     
  2. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    You mention a mobile broadband card. I have been using a Sprint USB broadband card for a year and a half now and have been extremely pleased. My connection speed constantly tests out at about 1.3 MB download and my service has never dropped and I have always been able to connect. With OS X you can also enable internet sharing to be able to share the 3G connection with another computer and even the iPhone.

    I don't have any experience with a Blackberry.
     
  3. psingh01 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Have you tried using iChat video or Skype with it? Does it work well? Or too choppy? I always hear that latency is too high for this sort of thing.

    I have visions of "working" during a road trip (w/ someone else drive) so as not to waste vacation days :D
     
  4. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    I have never used iChat or my iSight camera and have no need to so I can't answer your question.
     

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