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Use Boost Mobile Blackberry as Modem for Mac or Macbook

How to use your Boost Mobile Blackberry As Modem on your Mac or Macbook

Using your Boost BlackBerry or Android’s internet – you can power your Mac or Macbook through the internet. With the amount of money you can save with Boost Mobile, it is only obvious that any user would want to take advantage of the unlimited internet by Boost Mobile.


Requirements to use Boost Mobile Blackberry as modem on Mac or Macbook:

Boost Mobile Internet is decent once you get it up. You will not be streaming video online unless you have a WIFI connection or a 3G signal at 3 bars minimum. Although, some people will contend that Boost Mobile has poor reception in rural areas – I have been in quite a few “out of town”/ middle of nowhere and have maintained service.

For those with a PC or Notebook please read our article on how to use your Boost Mobile Blackberry as Modem for your PC or Notebook.

This is about the easiest way their is to get connected with Boost Mobile Internet via your Mac or Macbook. If you have another provider other than Boost Mobile, you may be able to connect via the Blackberry software that comes with the phone.

However you choose to use Boost Mobiles Blackberry or Android as a Modem for your Mac or Macbook is up to you. If you follow these tips above – you should be connected in no time – well just a bit ;). Let me know if this helped you out!

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Using Boost Mobile Blackberry As Modem For your PC or Notebook

Boost Mobile Review: Using your Boost Mobile Blackberry As Modem


Before I became a Boost user, I used to ask myself the question, “Can I use my Boost Mobile Blackberry as modem for internet on my notebook?”. The short answer is, Yes.

Utilizing a phone’s internet capabilities is important for many people when they are choosing a phone service. Internet usage on mobile devices is only becoming more common and is not going away.

The ability to use your Boost Mobile Blackberry as modem should go a long way to help make your life with Boost Mobile service a more enjoyable endeavor.

Here is a review on how to use your Boost Blackberry as a modem. You may use any Boost Blackberry phone as a modem on your notebook, PC, or Mac.

Requirements to use Boost Mobile Blackberry as modem:

  • Blackberry Unlimited Plan – $60 as of June 2011 (If you Enroll in Boost Mobile Shrinkage – this gets cheaper)
  • Blackberry USB Data Cablefor connecting your Blackberry to your notebook, PC, or Mac
  • For Wireless¬†Internet via Bluetooth – Your Notebook, PC, or Mac must have a Bluetooth USB Adapter
  • PDA Net by June Fabrics or similar program

The Blackberry phones offered by Boost are the Blackberry 8330 or the Blackberry Curve 8530 by Boost Mobile – you may use either boost phone as a modem on your notebook, PC, or Mac.

Quick Fact:¬†At one time you could “jailbreak” your Blackberry 8350i and also tap into the internet, but this is no longer needed as Boost mobile recognized the demand to introduce Blackberry’s as an option when choosing a Boost phone.

Users who purchased their Boost Mobile Blackberry brand new would have received a data cable that is compatible with your notebook or PC / Mac. If you purchased via Ebay or Craigslist – you can easily find these USB cables for your Blackberry online. Try checking out the links provided above or go to Pricewatch to start.

If you do not choose to use PDA Net then check out Blackberry Apps and search for “Tether” to find similar programs. All of the software providers will prompt for payment because it is considered “shareware”. Expect to pay anywhere from $25 – $50 one time fee if you want to continue the services.

Most programs will not force you to purchase the software, only haggles are pop-ups letting you know it’s time to purchase if you are still using it. If you plan to use it often – I would purchase the licensed version for support.

That is basically it in a nut shell. As I said you may find other programs other than PDA Net out there, which can accomplish the same task of connecting your Boost Mobile Blackberry or other device to your computer(s). Look around the internet to see what you think would be best for you.

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