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Free Fixmo Extend Tethering App Enters Public Beta


Fixmo has gone out and created their own take on a BlackBerry tethering app with Fixmo Extend. The app has just entered public beta and is currently free so feel free to go out and kick the tires. In short the app lets you use your BlackBerrys data plan to connect to the internet from your PC. The beta is only available for Windows PC’s with XP or newer and has the following features:

  • Get connected quickly with an elegant user interface
  • Handy charts and metrics help you monitor your data usage
  • A simple download of mobile and desktop applications to get connected


The requirements for Fixmo Extend are:

  • BlackBerry (OS 4.6 and greater)
  • Windows PC (Windows XP or greater)
  • Microsoft .Net Framework (2.0 or greater)
  • BlackBerry Desktop Software (available from RIM)
  • A mini-USB cable to connect your laptop to your BlackBerry

You can read more about the Fixmo Extend beta at this link or pick it up in the store. Let us know what you think of it!

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  1. It’s not clear if this gets around carrier-blocked tethering (as Tether apparently does); too, the screenshots on the site indicate that they’re metering data. Does this mean once beta is done they’ll be charging based on transfer amounts? I worry that the phone companies may object to a third party selling service provider bandwidth to service provider companies…

    • Hi Marc,
      Good questions:

      1) This app uses the existing apn connection of your device, and does not require any additional tethering plans.

      2) The beta gives you 1000mb/month of data usage. You will not be charged at all – the app is totally free.


  2. Watch out Tether!!!!!

  3. I don’t see the benefit of such an app. Tethering can be setup with just a USB connection and DM running in the background. No additional software is needed. Also, it could be done over Bluetooth link, which doesn’t even require DM.
    I don’t know if it’s possible with every carrier, but it’s been documented to work with AT&T, who are usually very restrictive.

  4. DM worked just fine for me. I don’t see why I need more app just to use the bb as modem

  5. question I downloaded the trial version on my blackberry and when you first start it up it says email the app to your desktop well I put in the wrong email and I cant redo that how can I get this app on my laptop. I dont want it on my desktop but thats what the app says..

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