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You can use your BlackBerry Torch 9800 as a data modem when you want to establish a connection from your computer to the internet.

Follow these instructions to set up the phone as data modem for the computer.

Please note: When using the phone's modem to establish an Internet connection, the current Orange or T-Mobile data traffic rates will apply.

  1. Connect phone and computer
    Choose one of the following options
    Via data cable, go to a
    Via Bluetooth, go to b

    a) Via data cable
    Install BlackBerry Desktop Software which contains the drivers
    Connect the data cable to the socket on the left side of the phone
    Connect the other end of the data cable to the computer's USB port
    The modem is installed automatically and is named Standard Modem or a similar name

    b) Via Bluetooth
    Press the Menu key twice
    Press Manage Connections
    Press Bluetooth Connections
    Press Bluetooth
    Press On
    Press Discoverable
    Press Yes
    Press Disconnect
    Press the Return key to return to standby mode
    Begin searching for Bluetooth devices on the computer
    After a moment a list of Bluetooth devices within range is displayed
    Select your phone on the list and begin pairing your phone with the computer
    Key in an optional access code on the computer
    Key in the same access code on the phone and press Enter
    The installation starts
    Select Install the software automatically if you are asked about the installation
    The modem is installed as Bluetooth modem or a similar name
    If required, press Yes to establish a connection

  2. Check that a connection between the phone and the computer has been established
    Go to Control Panel and find the area for Modem
    Scroll to the modem you have installed and open Properties
    Click the Diagnostics tab
    Click Query Modem

    If the computer communicates with the modem and if it displays a number of commands, the modem has been installed correctly.

  3. Configure modem for GPRS
    Go to Control Panel and find the area for Modem
    Scroll to the modem you have installed and open Properties
    Then scroll to Advanced
    Find the area for keying in an initialisation string
    Key in the following sequence: +cgdcont=1,"IP","everywhere",,0,0

  4. Create a dial-up connection on your computer
    The procedure for creating dial-up connections depends on the operating system on your computer. The instructions below are only general guidelines on how to create a GPRS dial-up connection

  5. Set up a dial-up connection on your computer
    Find the area for network connections in the control panel on your computer
    Choose Create a new connection or an equivalent option
    Choose Connect to the Internet or an equivalent option that is based on a modem connection

    If there is only one active modem on your computer, this is, in most cases, selected by default. If you are asked to select a modem, select Standard Modem or Bluetooth modem.

  6. Set up dial-up connection
    Name the connection (e.g. BlackBerry 9800 GPRS)
    When you are asked to key in a phone number, key in: *99***1#
    When you are asked to key in a username, key in: user
    When you are asked to key in a password, key in: pass
    (You might not be asked to key in your username and password until you want to establish the connection.)

  7. Exit
    When you have selected the necessary settings, exit the configuration

See more helpful tips on how to do clever things on your BlackBerry Torch 9800 >

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