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How to use your Glo Mobile Blackberry as a Modem


Below is a step by step guide as to using your Glo Mobile (Globacom Nigeria) blackberry as an internet modem to enable you browse on your personal computer.

The blackberry can act as a modem. To use as a modem the following must done:
–    install desktop manager (use the cd that came with BBH – Blackberry handheld)
–    configure the modem and add the extra initialization commands
–    configure access to the internet

To Configure Modem and add extra initialization commands:
(Connect bbh to laptop with USB cable)
–    go to control panel
–    click on phones and modems
–    choose standard modem
–    click on properties
–    click on diagnostics (to query for bb modem)
–    click on advanced to add extra initialization commands:
command: AT+cgdcont=1,”IP”,”glosecure”,””,0,0

When configuring access to internet enter the following as:
Phone number: *99#
Username: gprs
Password: gprs
Confirm password: gprs



Ensure the Desktop Manager software has been installed. If installed, then connect device to laptop via USB. Then:
1. Go to All Programs
2. Blackberry
3. Desktop manager.
Check to see its status as connected in the blackberry desktop manager.

Then to set up the Modem, Go to the My Computer, right click and choose:
1. Manage/Device Manager.
2. Modem.
3. Standard Modem.
4. Advance.
5. Add the following extra initialization command: AT+cgdcont=1,”IP”, “glosecure”
6. Click OK.
7. Go to Diagnostics and query modem.
Ensure that the Modem is queried and click OK.

Then, go to:
1. Control Panel.
2. Network Connection.
3. Create New (and follow procedures).
4. ISP name – glosecure
5. Phone number – *99#
6. Username – gprs
Click Finish and select to create desktop shortcut.

Please be informed that you will be charged from your main account at the rate of 5k/Kbyte when using your blackberry as a modem.


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88 thoughts on “How to use your Glo Mobile Blackberry as a Modem

  1. Nice one!!! Will do it this Morning ty!!

    Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2011, 8:26 am
  2. Nice one man
    I have also wanted Glo’s Acesspoint name
    And password … Now my 2go rocks on my glo BB….hehe

    Posted by young J. | June 3, 2011, 7:12 am
  3. Pls how can I configure my 2go 2 work on my bb (glo)?

    Posted by jboy | June 8, 2011, 9:38 am
  4. wot of nokia 5330 tv mobile edition using nokia pc suite. On like oda networks, Glo intanet configuration is not in d pc suite but dere’s room 4 manual configuration. Can use d same as above

    Posted by Gabriel | September 16, 2011, 4:09 pm
  5. Pls how do I configure my glo mobile blackberry allow me use my 2go app .osinosmart@yahoo.com

    Posted by osita | September 17, 2011, 11:45 am
  6. Pls hw do I configure my glo mobile blackberry to allow me use my 2go app

    Posted by mekinho | September 24, 2011, 1:37 am
  7. Hello,
    Tried configuring it but extra initialization commands won’t accept any form of input. What could be wrong? Kindly assist.

    Posted by ahmed | October 3, 2011, 2:51 pm
  8. Process followed as advised. Still, connection can’t be made. What could be wrong? Kindly help.

    Posted by Ahmed | October 3, 2011, 3:16 pm
  9. No, I don’t. I’ll load and revert. Thanks a lot Sir. Regards.

    Posted by ahmed | October 3, 2011, 3:26 pm
  10. Am tryna do it but not connecting

    Posted by yunghams | October 9, 2011, 12:24 pm
  11. please tell me how do i connect to 2go on my blackberry, i have tried everything but it don’t seems to be working

    Posted by Pharrell | October 13, 2011, 11:02 am
  12. This thread heading is misleading. It should be ‘using ur blackberry as a modem (without BIS)’.

    If one is charged seperately from their BIS subscription, it should be stated there. But over all, thanks for posting such a feed.

    Posted by pavel | October 18, 2011, 6:27 am
  13. Please hw do I configure my 2go to work on my bb… I just need a kind of acess point… Please reply asap

    Posted by uzor | October 21, 2011, 4:33 pm
  14. Kool info man,, just one question.. Can u hav both a BIS plan and another seperate “normal” internet plan subscribed at the same time on a BB.. With glo or mtn?.

    Posted by gozz | October 22, 2011, 3:21 pm
  15. It’s not working. I’m I missing something?

    Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2011, 10:10 am
  16. Hi,hw cn I use 2go on my  using glo network

    Posted by tayo | November 2, 2011, 3:31 pm
  17. Pls i av tried everything i could to •̸Ϟαkε 2go work on my curve 2, buh av gottn ​no progress. Pls can you help me out ?

    Posted by lawal | November 3, 2011, 3:39 am
  18. pls av tried every thing possible to make 2go work on my bb curve two, using my glo sim. pls can u help

    Posted by afolabi | November 3, 2011, 3:42 am
  19. how do i get acess name and code 4 my glo bb tour? cld u give it to me cuz i need d 2go working

    Posted by jossy | November 11, 2011, 12:54 pm
  20. I followed ur guide above,but my glo mobile   is yet to work as a modem to connect to d internet on my laptop. I couldn’t “query modem”,all I get is a msg sayin my   is not connected to d laptop. I left dat n proceeded wt d diagnostics n xtra initialization commands(suceeded in enterin d commands). Wot’s d access point pls? Pls help. Merci

    Posted by yinka | November 20, 2011, 7:19 am
  21. Pls wot’s the access point? I couldn’t querry modem. When I click on querry modem,I get a msg saying that my blackberry is not connected to d laptop. Pls help!!!

    Posted by yinka | November 20, 2011, 7:32 am
  22. Good site

    Posted by gud site | January 4, 2012, 3:18 pm
  23. It worked perfectly. The problem im having is, they collect my call units. My chief, is there any other way to make it use my BIS? Pls help me out.

    Posted by Patrick | January 23, 2012, 8:57 pm
  24. Your post Ĩ̷̊s misleading like someone rightly said, but Йợ̣̣̇̇̇τ̲̅ withstanding. ℓ̊ think your should find access point of glo blackberry α̲̅πϑ replace it with the normal glosecure that everyphone uses, den U̶̲̥̅̊ r charged from your bis. The big issue Ĩ̷̊s now what’s d  APN

    Posted by Mikebuddy | February 5, 2012, 7:53 pm
  25. Hi everyone

    Posted by Agbo Peter | February 6, 2012, 7:36 am
  26. How can we switch from MTN BB to GLO BB?

    Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2012, 4:10 pm
  27. I need configuration settings for glo on blackberry desktop manager, please

    Posted by Olalekan | March 13, 2012, 8:38 am
  28. Hi, is it possible to connect via bluetooth and get charged from my BB dataplan? i have about 12gb and i cant seem to utilize it properly…..pls help.

    Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2012, 8:47 am
  29. Pls hw do I uuse my Blackberry with an MTN sim crd as a Modem, the configuration process pls

    Posted by Emmanuel Oyo-Ita | May 20, 2012, 10:54 pm
  30. This d0esnt w0rk!!!

    Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2012, 12:31 pm
  31. Pls I use mtn for my blackberry. Would you kindly share T̶̲̥̅ђe̶̲̥̅̊ settings for mtn as well. Thank you so much.

    Posted by tomiwa | May 31, 2012, 10:37 pm
  32. good one, i wish u cam do d write up on the same page for mtn,etisalat, zain etc for easy access and saving all one page together. Im xpecting frm u. I have not seen d rest.

    Posted by collins | June 2, 2012, 1:07 pm
  33. How about using the data plan for BIS instead of my units? It’s damn expensive!

    Posted by Bellman | June 4, 2012, 9:35 pm
  34. Its good

    Posted by UPJOS | June 18, 2012, 7:42 am
  35. After subscribing to glo BB can I use d sim in a modem with d configuration dat u gave

    Posted by Ben | June 23, 2012, 6:34 am
  36. Tnks am greatful

    Posted by Adeyemi Ikeoluwa Seun | July 12, 2012, 6:25 am
  37. Pls help unlock my MTN fastlink
    IMEI : 357133038969794
    Model : E156G

    Thanks alot

    Posted by anthony | September 1, 2012, 1:29 am
  38. Just bought Samsung galaxy tab 2 and would like to configure my blackberry as a modem to browse on my Samsung tab

    Posted by Samuel | September 18, 2012, 5:38 pm
  39. Thanks Eta, but my tab do not have a Sim slot that is my problem. Is there any solution here for me?

    Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2012, 5:29 pm
  40. Any idea of how to browse on your laptop using your BIS

    Posted by Hally | September 21, 2012, 7:52 am
  41. Pls if i buy normal internet subscription on my glo blackberry will it work while my bis is still active and i connect it as a modem?

    Posted by Lawrenzy | November 16, 2012, 11:57 pm
    • Sure it would

      Posted by Eta Uso Jr | November 22, 2012, 8:00 am
      • Please Bros, my BB manager CD is refusing to be install on my laptop. I am using BB touch. What should I do please? Or can anyone send me a copy through Mail?.
        Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

        Posted by collins.adaramola@gmail.com | November 22, 2012, 4:03 pm
      • Just go online and download the software and also, by going online, you would also have the opportunity to get the latest version of the software

        Posted by Eta Uso Jr | November 25, 2012, 10:17 am
      • Thanks my real brother. I will try that. God bless.
        Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

        Posted by collins.adaramola@gmail.com | November 25, 2012, 5:36 pm
      • You’re welcome.

        Posted by Eta Uso Jr | November 26, 2012, 1:51 am
      • Thanks for your good and prompt reply.Please listen to me , i beg :- I say in Jesus Name that May your light never grow dim. this will be the foundation of your light getting better and rising in Jesus Name.

        My BB Touch is becoming slower and slower in opening browser especially when i touch or click an icon or browser and also in Opening Mails , what should I do to Clean it up? or what should i do generally? (ii) How do i find a good working Anti-virus for it and how should i install it.

        Posted by collins | November 27, 2012, 2:26 pm
      • You do not need an anti-virus for your bb. It would only slow it down further. Just backup your phone numbers and then do a Phone Swipe, it would reset your bb back to the way it came from the factory and would free you phone from all the clogged up apps and stuffs that is making it sluggish

        Posted by Eta Uso Jr | November 27, 2012, 2:55 pm
  42. please i have nokia e7 , and i am using netqin antivirus. but now my nokia e7 is also very sluggishly slow in opening, when i say sluggishly slow, i meant very very sluggishly slow. i have tried cleaning up with netqin, but still very slow, what should i do now?

    Posted by collins | November 27, 2012, 2:39 pm
  43. Dude, my friend uses his Bold5 mobile hotspot, connects to his laptop via wifi and browses via his BIS mbs. I use a Curve4 which also has d mobile hotspot function but instead of takin the Mbs, it takes ma credit. What can i do?

    Posted by Yinkore | December 26, 2012, 4:02 pm
  44. Pls can I use my Torch2 for hotspot without being charged from my airtime if I subscribe for the MTN full month bis?

    Posted by dbraveheart | January 6, 2013, 8:42 am
    • Cannot say same for this moment as I have not tried it recently but up till few months ago; subscribing to full month mtn bis allowed you to use your blackberry as a hotspot and internet usage was then charged from your bis data-plan and not your airtime.

      Posted by Eta Uso Jr | January 6, 2013, 10:34 am
      • Please what is “hotspot” pleas and what & what are its usefulness?.
        Please also, my tourch 2 does not download youtube video or too too slow to download video or Stream video for watching. I’m I d one that is impatient or there is something I needed to set that was not set .thanks. Happy new year. CK.

        Posted by collins.adaramola@gmail.com | January 8, 2013, 4:47 am
      • Downloading speeds are purely network dependent. Also, confirm to ensure that your 3G mode is activated. ‘Hotspot’ allows your broadcast your blackberry’s internet connection as Wifi and therefore your other wireless devices can connect and browse the internet using your blackberry’s connection

        Posted by Eta Uso Jr | January 8, 2013, 9:40 am
      • Well, I tried it & it didn’t work. Or is there any settings I need to change or maybe modify?. What exactly did U do when it worked, did U just subscribe and connected it or was there a process U followed?. Thanks.

        Posted by dbraveheart | January 8, 2013, 5:03 am
  45. Pls Eta, I trying to use my Blackberry subcription sim browse on my PC , can u pls help me with the confirguration settings, Pls respond

    Posted by Ope | January 19, 2013, 7:51 am
  46. When ever I turn on my hotspot on my bold 5 my network signal drops down, what really the cause.

    Posted by Sirjeff | January 14, 2014, 6:41 am
  47. I couldn’t enter the Extra initialization command. The space wasn’t open for typing

    Posted by banko | January 10, 2015, 2:28 am


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