03 Aug 2008
BlackBerry Bluetooth Tethering for Mac
While this isn’t breaking news or anything, Jeff Starr has a nice tutorial posted over at PerishablePress.com, explaining how to set up a BlackBerry Curve as a Bluetooth DUN device with a Mac. This allows you to connect to the Internet from the Mac via the BlackBerry, provided you have a data plan that supports ‘tethering’. (This includes – to my knowledge anyway – all T-Mobile unlimited data plans including ‘BlackBerry Unlimited’, but only some AT&T plans.)
The solution is of the same form as for most other modern phones: a
custom modem script that gets dropped in
/Library/Modem Scripts/ and
a CID string that tells the phone to open a data connection to the
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