Script for Using the BlackBerry Pearl as a Bluetooth Modem on a Mac

The awesome script and step-by-step instructions below from Fibble.org will allow you to use your BlackBerry 8100 (Pearl) as a Bluetooth modem with your Mac, running OS X. It also happens to allow it to be accessed as a Mass Storage Device, and charged over USB. (If you want to sync your BlackBerry with y our Mac, click here to download PocketMac.) To set up your Mac to access the internet through your BlackBerry:
  1. Download the script here. Please Right-Click and Choose ‘Save As’.
  2. Copy the script into [Hard Drive]/Library/Modem Scripts.
  3. Pair your Pearl with your Mac, then open Bluetooth Preferences, Select your Pearl from the list of devices and press ‘Configure…’. (If you haven’t, choose ‘Set up Bluetooth Device’ - the following dialogs will be shown after you’ve paired your phone with your Mac.)
  4. Make sure ‘Access the Internet with your phone’s data connection’ is checked. Also, make sure ‘Use a direct, higher speed connection’ is selected. Click Continue.
  5. In the Modem Script pulldown on the following screen, Select ‘BlackBerry 8100’. Use the following settings for the other fields, then click Continue:
    • Username, Password: leave blank
    • GPRS CID: *99***1#
  6. Open the Internet Connect application. Select the Bluetooth icon at the top. Under Phone Number, put your APN (for T-Mobile and the BlackBerry Unlimited plan, I use wap.voicestream.com, for Cingular it’s “wap.cingular”). Type a username and password (I use guest/guest, for Cingular you’ll use “[email protected]” as the username and “CINGULAR1” as the password) in the appropriate fields.
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