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    Re: tether w/cingular

    Yes you can.

    Visit cingular.com, go to support, put your device in, look to the bottom left about laptop tethering, and it will give you step by step instructions on how to do so.
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    Re: tether w/cingular

    Actually, here you go. Forgot I had it in my notes:

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    Prerequisite

    RIM BlackBerry 8700c handset purchased from Cingular.

    PC with an available USB port.

    BlackBerry Desktop Software installed from accompanying CD. If the CD is not available, download the most recent version of BlackBerry Desktop Software from www.blackberry.net/products/software/desktop/.

    User should be logged in as Administrator or have administrator privileges in the profile to modify system files.



    Setting up the modem

    On the PC, connect the USB cable from the USB port to the side of the handset. Windows will detect the handset and install the drivers.
    Double click on the Desktop Manager icon.
    Click on Options and then Connection Settings.
    Click on Detect.
    When the Warning dialog box appears, click on OK.
    The dialog box should display: USB handheld found, then click on OK.
    Ensure that the Connection field displays USB-PIN: and click on OK.
    Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel and then double click on the Phone and Modem Options icon.
    Click on the Modems tab.
    Click once on the Standard Modem and click on Properties.
    Click on the Advanced tab.
    Type at+cgdcont=1,”IP”,”isp.cingular” in the Extra initialization commands field.
    Click on OK to complete the setup.


    Setting up the connection

    On the PC, click on Start, Settings, Control Panel, and then double click on Network Connections.
    Click on the link to Create a new connection.
    This will open a New Connection Wizard. Click on Next to begin the setup.
    Click to select Connect to the Internet.
    Click on Next.
    Click to select Set up my connection manually.
    Click on Next.
    Click to select Connect using a dial-up modem.
    Click on Next.
    Check the box to select the Standard Modem.
    Ensure it is the only modem checked, and click on Next.
    Type for the ISP Name and click on Next.
    Type *99# for the Phone number.
    Click on Next.
    If prompted, click to select whether to make this connection available for Anyone’s use, or My use only.
    Click on Next.
    Type ISP@CINGULARGPRS.COM in the User name field.
    Type CINGULAR1 in the Password, and Confirm password fields.
    Tick to select from the available options below and click on Next.
    Click on Finish to complete the setup.


    Making the connection

    On the PC, return to the Network Connections folder and double click on the CNG Data icon.
    Ensure the Dial field reads *99#.
    Click on Dial.
    You will now be connected to the Cingular data service.

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~thanks a ton I owe you a beer

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    Re: tether w/cingular

    I know you can tether, but I was under the impression that you needed to have a (non-free) option enabled in order for this to work? Is that not the case?
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    Re: tether w/cingular

    Techinally you are correct. But, I know that you don't necessarily need it (if you are lucky apparently) because we set up an 8800 the other day to tether and it worked and didn't have the bb as a modem option on the plan.
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    Re: tether w/cingular

    Hello, Thanks for posting your notes. I was not successful in tethering my device to my laptop. I went to the cingular support site for further instructions and was still receiving an error message(692). I called cingular, put on hold, came back and said I needed the BB tethering plan $74.99. Any truth to that? I currently have the unlimted $29.99 plan. Thanks. MT

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    Re: tether w/cingular

    Quote Originally Posted by matrtt
    Hello, Thanks for posting your notes. I was not successful in tethering my device to my laptop. I went to the cingular support site for further instructions and was still receiving an error message(692). I called cingular, put on hold, came back and said I needed the BB tethering plan $74.99. Any truth to that? I currently have the unlimted $29.99 plan. Thanks. MT
    I can't compare pricing (because all the prices we have here have a corporate discount applied to them), but as i mentioned, I did have to add on tethering as a separate option. It may be that for some plans (probably not the $30 plan) tethering is included.

    My guess is that the $75 plan they are talking about isn't just for tethering, but might include some other features that may be required for tethering.
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    Thanks. When the guy came back with the info he had found out about the additional plan, I asked him if I could speak to the person that he had spoken to(he was difficult to understand). He said he had already hung up with them. I told the rep I would inquire and call back. I checked out the web site for additional plans and found BB unlimited for $44.99(what you were probably talking about). I appreciate you responding. Has anyone been able to tethher with just the $29.99 plan? MT

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    Re: tether w/cingular

    what about tethering for macbooks???

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    Re: tether w/cingular

    Quote Originally Posted by matrtt
    I appreciate you responding. Has anyone been able to tethher with just the $29.99 plan? MT
    I'm Cingular ignorant...what does their 29.99 plan include?

    And what is the difference between that and the more expensive plan?

    Do they actually have capped limits like Rogers does?

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    Re: tether w/cingular

    Off the cingular web site. I'm starting to think I'm sol.

    BB ISP $29.99 Retrieve e-mail from up to 10 ISP accounts with a BlackBerry Wireless Handheld. Send, receive, forward and reply to messages while on the go! Service is not available at all times in all places. View Map and Coverage Limitations. Does not include connectivity to a corporate BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

    BB unlimited $44.99 BlackBerry combines Web browsing, wireless email, text messaging, calendar, contacts, tasks and phone calls in an easy-to-use, light-weight handheld for virtually all communication needs. View attachments sent in Microsoft® Excel, PowerPoint and Word; Adobe Acrobat®; HTML; Corel®.

    Get wireless email and real-time updates to your calendar while on the road. BlackBerry uses push technology, so you don't have to worry about synchronizing. Your BlackBerry receives email and appointments when you have network coverage. Best of all, your data is protected with encryption.

    And, I found this under the 8800 additional services...

    BB Tethered $74.99 This plan provides Unlimited Data and tethering capability for Blackberry users. Retrieve email or your corporate email with an eligible BlackBerry device with this plan.

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    Re: tether w/cingular

    MMM - I have this set up to connect via bluetooth.

    It will connect to the phone, dial the number, but it keeps screwing up at the UID/Pass verification. I get an error 718 saying that the remote computer took too long to respond.

    I suppose this means I can't tether on my BB after all.
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    Re: tether w/cingular

    Quote Originally Posted by matrtt
    BB Tethered $74.99 This plan provides Unlimited Data and tethering capability for Blackberry users. Retrieve email or your corporate email with an eligible BlackBerry device with this plan.
    That actually makes sense. I think the $30 plan is an "individual" plan. The $45 plan is for corporate, and it's $30 extra if you want to add in tethering. (Hence, the $75 plan). I suspect that's what you'd need to pay if you want to tether.
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    Re: tether w/cingular

    Quote Originally Posted by tkgeekwill
    MMM - I have this set up to connect via bluetooth.

    It will connect to the phone, dial the number, but it keeps screwing up at the UID/Pass verification. I get an error 718 saying that the remote computer took too long to respond.

    I suppose this means I can't tether on my BB after all.
    I am pretty sure that they will tell you the BB tethering via Bluetooth is not possible. However, you should still be able to carry around a small USB cable for when you need to tether. I don't think the two methods of connectivity to the laptop are necessarily mutually exclusive.
    David

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