I have a Blackberry Storm 2 that I use both in the U.S. and Uganda. I have Internet access in both countries. I think the service there is called "Edge."
Here in the U.S. I tether my Blackberry to my Mac laptop when I'm without broadband or wireless access. I use VZAccess manager and pay for the service.
I want to tether my phone to my laptop in Uganda. MTN cell phone company sells and supports the Blackberry there. Will I be able to to tether my phone there? It seems I should. If not, I'll have to buy a USB modem and that's an extra expense when I seem to have what I need already.
Another site says "MTN Uganda has installed a country wide WiMAX solution starting from June 2007. This installation uses the BreezeCOM solution from Alvarion." But I don't know what that means to me.
The only device at this time that has the ability to tether in GSM locations (like Uganda) is the Blackberry Bold. The Blackberry Storm 2 will not tether in GSM locations at this time. If you were interested in purchasing a Global USB modem, or using your Blackberry Storm 2 data capabilities, I have posted the details on both options below:
UMV 190 Global USB Modem
Cost (subject to change at anytime)
Retail – $219.99
1 year contract - $119.99 *After $50.00 mail in rebate (must be eligible to upgrade, or add new line of service)
2 year contract – $49.99 *After $50.00 mail in rebate (must be eligible to upgrade, or add new line of service)
The Blackberry Storm 2 is a quad-band device (GSM Quad Band 850/900/1800/1900 mHz); therefore it will work in Uganda.
***Please also note that using the Blackberry for data Uganda will present a charge, unless you have a global plan. Unlimited global packages for data (which would replace your existing domestic package of $29.99) are available for unlimited usage. I have posted the link below for your convenience on these packages: