Tether a Blackberry on Alltel

I cannot even describe to you the overwhelming feeling of accomplishment that I have now that I have finally tethered my Blackberry Curve (Alltel) to BOTH my laptops.  On Windows 7, it was fairly simple:  pair the phone, then set up a com port.  On the Mac, is was pair the device, set up the DUN for Generic & CDMA.  After that, the phone number, user name, and password are: #777, <your 10 digit phone number>, alltel.

It took me over a year to find that information on the internet.  I don’t know if people just don’t use Alltel or what, but it was exceedingly hard to find.

Down speeds are around 280kb/s, with uploads coming it at about 90kb/s.  Latency is around 330ms.  Not great, but not bad either.  I can easily work on those speeds, so long as I don’t need to do any heavy uploading/downloading.

If you need help tethering, leave a comment and I’ll see if I can help.



It’s been awhile since I’ve posted here, so I thought that I’d write a quick blurb about what has been going on in my life.  So far this year, I have:

  • Quit grad school.
  • Got a job as a PHP + MySQL developer for DDM Marketing and Communications in Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Become far better at PHP that I used to be.
  • Commuted over 5000 miles.
  • Bought a new car.
  • Went to Arizona to visit my sister.
  • Moved to Grand Rapids.
  • Ate at some excellent new food places.
  • …and FINALLY learned how to tether my Blackberry Curve (Alltel) to my computer via Bluetooth.

Overall, it’s been a fairly exciting couple of months.  I get married at the end of July, and look forward to that above all else.

Thanks for being patient.  New posts on the way.