Blackberry Curve 8330 as regular modem

I'd like to use my Blackberry Curve 8330 as a fax modem for my laptop to send faxes.

I don't want to use any "data" services. I simply want it to use the phone as a phone line to send a fax.

Any ideas?
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modsiwAsked:
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shadowlesssCommented:
I don't believe that this is possible without using tethering through data services.
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dlan75Commented:
Hi,
Yes, well no, you can't without data services !
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modsiwAuthor Commented:
hrm,

I cant use the phone as a phone line with out data services? odd

At any rate, I have the $30 blackberry inet package, just not teathering package. Does that change anything?
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dlan75Commented:
Using your phone as a modem (phone line) is considered as sending and receving data so yes you need a data plan with your provider.
I don't know the package you are talking about, they are all different in all countries. Contact your provider to check if it is enough, they will tell you
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shadowlesssCommented:
Some providers allow tethering with their data services and others don't, they make you pay for tethering services.  Check with your provider.
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modsiwAuthor Commented:
Verison has teathering, it just costs extra.

Once I buy it (ill do that tomorrow), how do I set it up to fax?
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dlan75Commented:
what fax program are you using?
you have to link your phone to your laptop either with cable or bluetooth then tell your fax program it has to use the phone to send faxes
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shadowlesssCommented:
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modsiwAuthor Commented:
I'm trying to avoid the services that do the data to fax stuff, such as efax. That would add way to much expense.



The phone can call a fax machine. If there was some way to get the analog data sounds onto that phone line, it would be idea.
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shadowlesssCommented:
Setup XP/Vista to Fax or install a fax program on your PC and then choose your Blackberry modem to send the fax within your fax software

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/hwandprograms/printfaxscan.mspx#4
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modsiwAuthor Commented:
I installed blackberry desktop and a Modem driver form the same site.  A standard modem appeared under device manager; however, when I run the modem test it fails. It sends AT (first message sent to the modem), but doesn't get a response.  
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shadowlesssCommented:
Have you purchased tethering?
Also with Verizon, I believe that you have to install the VZAccess Manager on your machine.
http://www.vzam.net/
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modsiwAuthor Commented:
I gave up. Seems the modem doesn't support AT+FCLASS=1 even with tethering paid for.
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lisfolksCommented:
Sigh...
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