[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Re: maemo-users Digest, Vol 17, Issue 35

From: Adam Vazquez adam.vazquez at gmail.com
Date: Fri Sep 29 13:52:46 EEST 2006
Re: data rate using gmrs on State-side Cingular.

Hello to all.

I just wanted to interject one or two observations.

I own a Treo 650 and it wont do bluetooth reliably. In the end, I went
to a Motorola L2 ( a basic Slvr w/ no iTunes and no other options) and
I now get consistent and reliable bluetooth performance with the Nokia

Motorola bluetooth software, in my humble opinion, is the most
reliable in the market and buyers should beware of smartphones
bluetooth implementations as very alpha and not reliable when used
with other products.

Nokias software is great as well.


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> Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 14:52:32 -0600
> From: Brad Midgley <bmidgley at xmission.com>
> Subject: Re: [maemo-users] US users of Nokia 770 - compatibility	with
> 	Bluetooth-enabled cellphone as modem
> To: david feldman <wb0gaz at hotmail.com>
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> david
> > I am preparing to replace my cell phone (on the verizon network, hence
> > the US-specific question).
> First off, none of the pocketpc phones can reliably deliver high-speed
> DUN to a linux client. My guess is that the windows xp DUN client
> intentionally slows things down so the phone doesn't crash or drop the
> connection. The xv6700 will lock up solid when you try to use high-speed
> DUN and the samsung i730 will drop the connection randomly. The i730 I
> had only worked OK when NOT in an evdo coverage area.
> I went round and round with verizon on DUN. I'd recommend Sprint if you
> can switch, but if you have to use verizon, this is What I found:
> 1. Verizon advertises several phones as bluetooth dialup capable and
> even names the DUN profile in technical materials without necessarily
> following the profile's spec. What you get with some of these phones is
> bluetooth dialup *if* you are using their connection software which
> obviously does not work on nokia. The nokia will not even be able to
> discover the DUN service if this is the problem.
> 2. You may lose DUN at any time. Verizon removed standards-based DUN
> from my e815 during a "required" firmware upgrade. After calling them on
> it, they replaced it with a palm 700p, but I'm sure they will continue
> this practice.
> I hope DUN continues to work on my 700p but at least I have a hope of
> finding a third-party palm utility to reenable it if Verizon takes it
> away from me.
> I am paying $60 for data ($45 for unlimited pda data and $15 on top of
> that for the priviledge to use it through bluetooth). Sprint has the
> same deal in a $40 data package.
> Brad
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> Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 18:24:57 -0600
> From: "david feldman" <wb0gaz at hotmail.com>
> Subject: [maemo-users] Re: US users of Nokia 770 - compatibility
> 	with....
> To: maemo-users at maemo.org
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> I'm *very* grateful for the thoughtful and quick replies to my inquiry. I'll
> comment and look forward to any other comments (and I do plan on giving this
> a try with the 770, as I had success with the 770 via bluetooth to an old
> Sony-Ericsson T68m from T-Mobile, but alas that was just GPRS which is way
> slower than EVDO.)
> >
> >as I understand from commentary on various discussion lists, Verizon
> >does not like its users to use their mobile handsets as a modem
> >(so-called "tethering")  to reach Verizon's EVDO service. Sprint on the
> >other hand seems to be more flexible in this respect.
> They are indeed pretty rigid in that they want you to pay for the service no
> matter what, but there are data service options now that legitimize this
> mode. It is expensive, but Verizon has good coverage in the areas I use, so
> I'm staying there.
> >Here is the url to information about how to enable DUN on the XV6700:
> >
> >
> >http://www.pdaphonehome.com/forums/ppc-6700-xv6700/64889-bluetooth-dun-tethering-solution-verizon-xv6700-codes-method.html
> My wish was to stick with a regular phone form-factor in lieu of a PDA,
> because of the size issues (the 770 itself is large enough that I only want
> it for real web browsing, and the phone itself would therefore be best if
> it's quite small.)
> ###
> Thanks very much again for your input!
> Dave
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