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    Confused about boost mobile tethering

    So while googleing on cheap tethering methods I came across this forum. I searched around and found a few results on tethering, etc but I am getting conflicting answers... So two questions

    If I buy a i425e or i425t today, right now, will I be able to tether?

    Is tethering free, or do I need to pay the 35c daily/$10.50 monthly wireless web fee?

    Do I need a special USB cable or do the phones use the standard mini usb connector?

    Thanks!

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    1. get i335 or i776 instead, use bluetooth instead of USB
    2. once pairing is done, dial S=2#777, no username or pwd required
    3. 20-25kbps usually
    4. 35cents/day is NOT required for tethering
    5. no realplayer

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    So I can simply buy a phone and never pay again? (I have a different phone for calling)

    Since i335 is only $50, might as well get that. Bluetooth tethering would be great. If I tether with bluetooth, will I still need to install motorola modem drivers or is that only for USB?

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    If you're looking for a phone to tether with specifically, I'd go with the i425. It's cheap, around $15 at Best Buy right now. There's no point in spending more for a phone with BT. Using BT to connect will just cause the phone's battery to die twice as fast and you'll need to plug in to charge the phone anyway. The i425 requires a mini usb cord, which is rather common now. You can find one for $5-10 at a Walmart if you need one. If you're lucky, you'll find a PSP cable on clearance.

    Quote Originally Posted by Linkiboy
    So I can simply buy a phone and never pay again? (I have a different phone for calling)
    No, you still need to make the minimum purchase of $20 every 90 days (if I'm not mistaken) in order to keep the phone active.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GloryImSaved
    If you're looking for a phone to tether with specifically, I'd go with the i425. It's cheap, around $15 at Best Buy right now. There's no point in spending more for a phone with BT. Using BT to connect will just cause the phone's battery to die twice as fast and you'll need to plug in to charge the phone anyway. The i425 requires a mini usb cord, which is rather common now. You can find one for $5-10 at a Walmart if you need one. If you're lucky, you'll find a PSP cable on clearance.
    I'm going to visit my best buy soon then

    I have about 300 mini-usb cords from all the little chinese electronics I buy.

    Anyway, thank you for the quick answers.

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    i have an old boost moto i215, anyone know if it can tether?

    it doesnt have a mini usb, but i can get a usb data cable...

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    what speeds are you getting when you tether the i425 ?

    I really only need to check email and a few forums that are mostly text

    thanks

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by trackVW
    what speeds are you getting when you tether the i425 ?

    I really only need to check email and a few forums that are mostly text

    thanks

    Dave
    Slow. Expect 2 k/s. I generally used Opera whenever I tethered with boost. The reason being, I was able to turn off Java / javascript / plugins / images fairly quickly and on the fly. Forums load nicely with everything disabled

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    Quote Originally Posted by trackVW
    what speeds are you getting when you tether the i425 ?

    I really only need to check email and a few forums that are mostly text

    thanks

    Dave
    20-25kbps
    if you stick with plain text format, you should be OK

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    I'm located space coast florida. Download test says I have ~29Kbps. With download, I get about 5KB/s, which is actually around the 30-40kbps range.

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    since its so slow , can you use wap pages on a regular laptop ?

    if so do I need to load any software on the laptop running XP

    thanks
    VW

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    Is this going to work with the new $50 unlimited plan do you think? It's slow, but it would be a nice option in a pinch.

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    Yes, it will work on the new unlimited plan.

    If it's using the nextel side of the network then they all should work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trackVW
    since its so slow , can you use wap pages on a regular laptop ?

    if so do I need to load any software on the laptop running XP

    thanks
    VW
    there's a wap extension for firefox

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linkiboy
    So I can simply buy a phone and never pay again? (I have a different phone for calling)

    Since i335 is only $50, might as well get that. Bluetooth tethering would be great. If I tether with bluetooth, will I still need to install motorola modem drivers or is that only for USB?

    As an extension to this question: In order to keep tethering enabled on an i425, would I simply need to keep the i425 within the expiry date? With whatever balance happened to be on the phone at the time, as long as the expiry date was in the future rather than the past?

    Could somebody post SPECIFIC instructions for how to tether, after the following:

    1) Plug mini-USB end into i425.
    2) Plus USB end into laptop.

    Thanks!
    I guess I don't know the right people, because I can't get away with anything around here... Rest assured, though, I will never maliciously properly quote anybody again!

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