You can now use your BlackBerry to connect other devices to the internet in two ways: by connecting it into a USB slot, or as a wireless Mobile Hotspot if they can connect to Wi-Fi. To use the Mobile Hotspot feature you'll need to be running the latest BlackBerry software, which is OS 7.1. You can find out how to update your software here.
If you'd like to use the Mobile Hotspot feature, click here.
Before using your BlackBerry as a modem, which is also known as tethering, you should check whether your contract or internet Add-on includes it. You can find more information about tethering on your phone here.
To use your BlackBerry as a modem by connecting to your computer's USB:
Open BlackBerry Desktop Software on your computer
Connect your BlackBerry to your computer using the USB cable that came in the box
You'll be able to tell when your BlackBerry is connected as the USB symbol will appear next to your phone's name in Desktop Software
If you've never used your BlackBerry as a modem before, you'll need to configure it first
To start the configuration:
Click Mobile Internet Settings
Select 3 UK from the menu
Check that the Access point is set to three.co.uk and click OK
You should now be able to connect to the internet by clicking Mobile Internet
You'll see a message warning you about additional data charges
Once you've clicked Connect, the status will change to 'connected' and a timer and data counter will appear. You should now be able to use the internet by opening your internet browser
To disconnect, click the timer and data counter at the bottom left of the Desktop Software