You can use the Wi-Fi technology on your BlackBerry smartphone in one of two ways: Wi-Fi mode or Mobile Hotspot mode.
When you turn on Wi-Fi mode, you can connect your smartphone to a Wi-Fi network to access an Internet connection. You can only connect to an external Wi-Fi network, such as your home network or office network, while in Wi-Fi mode.
When you turn on Mobile Hotspot mode, you can use your smartphone as a mobile hotspot so that other Wi-Fi enabled devices can use the mobile network connection on your smartphone. For example, if you are traveling, you can connect your smartphone with your laptop and use your smartphone's Mobile Hotspot mode to access the Internet on your laptop.
If your smartphone is connected to a CDMA network, when you make or receive a call, your smartphone suspends your Mobile Hotspot session until you end the call. Your Mobile Hotspot session resumes when your call ends. While Mobile Hotspot mode is turned on, you might not be able to send messages from your smartphone. Messages you send while your smartphone is in Mobile Hotspot mode are sent after you turn off Mobile Hotspot mode.
Before you use your smartphone in Mobile Hotspot mode, read the latest safety and product information at www.blackberry.com/docs/smartphones.