TetherBerry just launched today. Tethering has been around awhile for BlackBerry’s but it is not the simplest thing to setup and there are numerous ways for it to go wrong. Also many carriers find ways to block it or monitor it though it is free… I do it every once in awhile on AT&T and its very flaky since the right combination of Device Manager and modem settings need to be right for it to work and not give you inexplicable errors.
TetherBerry is offering a simple solution, albeit expensive at $39.99 until March 12th, to tether your BlackBerry. You just install a app on your PC and your BlackBerry and it will route your laptop or PC’s internet connection off your BlackBerry data plan. As I said there are free ways to try and tether your BlackBerry but what TetherBerry offers is simplicity. I think it is perfectly targeted towards the users who cannot act as their own help desk and just want to get online free at Starbucks…
They currently only support Windows PC’s but they do support 64-bit Windows and plan for Mac support soon.
Check it out at www.tetherberry.com and let me know what you think! The $39.99 price tag is high but nothing compared to a tethering plan or a separate data card. If you have been having trouble tethering manually you may want to check this out. They have a 30 day money back guarantee just in case.
From the description:
- Internet Anywhere: You can use TetherBerry anywhere you can make phone calls.
- Easy Setup: Download our software to your BlackBerry and another for your laptop… Then surf the web and email just like you would with any Internet connection.
- Fast Speeds: Download speeds that are impressive. Our users download at speeds up to 1,800 kbps.
- No Tethering Fees: TetherBerry uses your phone’s data plan and we do not charge tethering fees. *