Tether is today’s Deal of the Day in the BlackBerryCool Store. The tethering process can get a bit convoluted for the average BlackBerry user and this software really helps. However, if you’re somewhat computer savvy you can do it yourself without paying. If you’re looking for a simpler solution, Tether is now $24.98. That’s 50% off until the end of April 29th.
Fixmo has launched a tethering product called Fixmo Extend that is currently in free beta. Just like other tethering solutions, all you have to do is download the app on your device and the executable on your PC and you’re good to go. Features of Fixmo Extend include:
- A brilliantly intuitive user interface
- Handy charts and metrics help you monitor your data usage
- A simple download of mobile and desktop applications gets you connected quickly
- Beta includes 1000MBs of free data each month
Rogers have updated their tethering policy to allow tethering to be included at no additional charge for Rogers and Fido customers who subscribe to data plans of 1GB and above, with a few exceptions. The current tethering policy is set to expire on May 3rd. Rogers new tethering policy can’t be with the new 1 GB+ One Rate Roaming plans (except Rocket stick plans), Family Shared Data & Voice Plans and Smartphone & Rocket stick shared data plans.
Tether are celebrating their 1 year anniversary providing BlackBerry users with a simple means of tethering their BlackBerry to their laptop. Incredibly, the company are announcing they have been installed on 110,000 BlackBerrys. While tethering can be done with a few good Google searches, many users love the ease and convenience that Tether provides.
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EasyTether is the simplest way to tether your BlackBerry to your Mac via Bluetooth. All you have to do is follow some basic setup procedures and run the application. Once your device and computer are connected, you can use your BlackBerry data plan to get Internet access.
- Enable Bluetooth and ensure you are in the data coverage area
- Set the device in discoverable mode
- Start EasyTether and turn on the Bluetooth PAN connection
- Start Bluetooth Setup Assistant (Bluetooth -> Set up Bluetooth Device)
- Select “Mobile phone” or “Any device” as a device type
- Wait until Mac OS X finds your BlackBerry
- Select the “Use device as a network port” service
You will only have to do this setup the first time. The company also has a caveat that due to limitations in Bluetooth stack on BlackBerry, the first attempt to connect will often fail. Just ignore the error message and re-connect.
TetherBerry recently sent out an email to their private Mac beta testers with the final version of their Mac beta. According to the developers, “this will be our last beta release before our Mac official release, unless any major bugs are found.”
The most recent update works on Tiger, Leopard, G4s and a number of bugs have been resolved. If you haven’t tried the beta, it still takes some finagling but it does work.