Can I connect my blackberry 8530 to my iPod to give my iPod Internet access?

by on December 28, 2010

Q: Can I connect my blackberry 8530 to my iPod as a wireless internet?


2 Responses to “Can I connect my blackberry 8530 to my iPod to give my iPod Internet access?”
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    If your blackberry offers wireless tethering you can connect your ipod to it. Most blackberrys offer wifi hotspots(tethering) But carriers often charge for tethering.

    There is also a paid service to tether your blackberry using your data plan.
    http://tether.com/blackberry/lp
    There is a free trial before purchasing.

     
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    While there is tethering available for the blackberry, it only works with computers by plugging them into the blackberry. iPods are not supported by tethering.

    The iPod touch can only get internet access via its wifi receiver, so it can’t be plugged into something and get internet access.

    Blackberries don’t have the hardware inside them to become a wifi hotspot. There are devices like this available: http://www.cradlepoint.com/products/phs300-personal-wifi-hotspot-3g4g which can plug into a phone and create a wifi hotspot, but I don’t see your phone on the supported phones list.

    Your only option in getting internet access on the go with an iPod touch is with a stand alone portable wifi device of some kind that is available through many cell phone carriers. Example: http://gizmodo.com/5256825/verizon-mifi-2200-3g-portable-wi+fi-hotspot-review