Saturday, January 30, 2010
I have a backup solution for my Internet woes.
Because I use my Netbook sometimes, I reactivated my Mobile Broadband as my backup due to the recent instability of my Clear Internet connections. I really did not want to pay for the occasional Internet use, with a monthly charge, on top of my regular data for my Smartphone.
While helping someone else resolve an issue along the same line as mine, I found an application called "Tether" that is offered through Blackberry App World, which works with my Blackberry phone. This application allows me to tether my phone for unlimited Internet access, for a one time charge under $50.00! How come I didn't know this?!!
I use the 3G wireless internet network, with my phone as my modem...have I mentioned how much more I love my Blackberry now?!
Can you envision Snoopy from Charlie Brown, doing that happy little dance he does? Just put my face on him...that is me right now!! And I got it hooked up, all by myself!
I am happy to say..(unless I run into a glitch)... I am back online!
So, now the test is on, to see if this may even allow us to drop Clear? Maybe this problem can end up being a blessing?
So, I am going to see if I can leave comments, and all that stuff..yeah!!
Have a great Sunday everyone ;)
To explain how this application works:
I purchased a "third party" application that is available on most "Smartphone's" (which is a phones that has a required data package, such as Blackberry's and Palms, etc). I download the purchased third party application into my phone, and also on to my computer.
When I connect my phone with either Bluetooth, or a USB plug to my computer, the data access is via the cell phone. My phone has become my Internet connection.
There are thousands of 3rd party applications out there, that do all sorts of things, and plenty more to come!!!