RAZR V3i Cell phone, works well an iMac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Madmic23, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. Madmic23 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2004
    Hi all, I'm trying to decide what cell phone I should get that will best work with my iMac. I live in Canada, so we're talking about Canadian cell phones and providers here, but I'm sure some of it will still carry over in other parts of the world.
    Anyways, I just bought a Samsung SPH a900 (also known as the Blade I believe) from Bell. It's a great looking phone and all, but it doesn't sync with iSync. I'm thinking of taking it back and getting the RAZR V3i with iTunes from Rogers. I figure it must work well with a Mac because it has iTunes on it, right? Anyone have any experience with this phone?
    What about Rogers? Are they a decent provider? I know they are GSM, and Bell is CDMA. I'm heard that GSM is suppose to be better, but I've also heard the reverse.
    Thanks for any help or advice you can give.
  2. macsrockmysocks macrumors regular

    Feb 21, 2006
    I don't know if this helps, but my Regular black RAZR V3 from
    Cingular works perfectly with my iMac.
  3. edinz macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2004

    You need a phone with Bluetooth and which can work with Apple iSync. There is a list of iSync ready phones on the iSync page at Apple.


    These are:
    Motorola ROKR
    Motorola RAZR v3 (GSM)
    Motorola RAZR v3i
    Motorola RAZR v3c (The Verizon version of this phone does not support calendar synchronization.)
    Motorola RAZR v3x

    Good luck.
  4. Mord macrumors G4


    Aug 24, 2003
    isync works fine, with some phones (aka mine) the services won't work over bluetooth, aka no file transfer no modem use.
  5. tomokun macrumors member


    May 21, 2006
    Milwaukee, WI
    This is typically true of all Verizon phones (However I hear that the new V3m will work both ways now with a simple hack in iSync). I have the V710, and was lied to when I purchased it.

    To the OP though, good choice with the V3i, atleast it isnt the V3.
  6. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2004
    Does the Verizon bluetooth have any function with a Mac?
  7. DMPDX macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2005
    Yes it does.
    Since the day I got my verizoon razr v3c I have been creating ringtones, transfering pix and flix and syncing contacts all via bluetooth. This is the best phone I have ever had.
  8. Rantipole macrumors 6502


    May 24, 2004
    WTF! Canada has the iTunes Razr, but still not the U.S.? :mad:
  9. Madmic23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2004
    Yeah Canada!

    Yep, we've had the V3i RAZR in Canada since about May I think.
    By the sounds of it, Verizon in the US is very similar to Bell in Canada. Both CDMA, both crippling the Bluetooth on there cell phones....great stuff.
    Anyone have any experience with GSM phones? The guy in the Rogers store told me that the signal travels better indoors, and the frequency GSM uses was designed to travel through concrete. I didn't really beleive him, but when I pulled out my CDMA Bell phone and looked at the signal strength, I had none. He had a bell phone with no signal as well. His co-worker had a Rogers GSM Razr, and she had nearly full signal strength. I thought that was crazy, but obviously true. Any thoughts on this?

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