Verizon Razor & osx?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by gallagb, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. gallagb macrumors 6502

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    so- verizon's had the razor out for a few days...

    on other forums i'm gettin mixed reviews
    anyone here?

    does it work w/ OSX?
    etc

    thanks!
     
  2. evoluzione macrumors 68010

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    do any verizon phones work with OS X???

    every phone i looked at with bluetooth had it disabled so you can't connect it to anything :rolleyes: and i'm thinking the verizon razr will be the same...

    verizon is the worst cellphone company, unfortunately, it's the only one that has service in my area, so i'm forced to use them...their coverage and service is great, everything else about them is just pathetic.
     
  3. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    My e815 worked with iSync right out of the box. So yes, some Verizon phones do work with OS X.
     
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    ^^

    yeah? hmm, maybe it's just the BT connectivity they hobble, i'll have to see if i can get a cable for my new a950 or whatever it is...

    cool!


    so then, i guess the razr will work with a data cable, but not BT...
     
  6. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Sorry, I should have explicitly said that I connect my phone to OS X via BT.
     
  7. yippy macrumors 68020

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    Yea, the e815 works with iSync and Bluetooth just fine. Versison just dissabled the file transfer abilities with all computers, not just Macs. There is actualy a seam hack that will enable it and alow you to transfer data (like pictures and ring tones) to you Mac over bluetooth very easily.
     
  8. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I can verify that. It takes about 10 seconds assuming you already have the correct software.
     
  9. yippy macrumors 68020

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    I wish I could verify it to but I don't have a PC to do the seem hack, ah well.

    I have however used Bluetooth file transfer with a friends Sony phone and it is nice.
     
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  11. yippy macrumors 68020

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    That is usualy the case, but it has been proven that Verizon intentionaly dissables Bluetooth data transfer on phones that are normaly perfectly capable of it. Luckily they still allow calendar and contact syncs.
     
  12. Superdrive macrumors 6502a

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    Sprint crippled their latest (read: only) BT phone, the PM-325. I had to turn in my SE-T608 under warranty, but it couldn't be replaced for the same thing, so I ended up with the crip phone.

    It's time to move onto a GSM carrier where I can get a cooler, more useful phone. I kind of hope that T-Mobile gets the ROKR E2 or even the RAZR V3i, if they don't I'll hit Cingular.
     
  13. gallagb thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hold The Phone!

    pardon the pun-
    but i specifically asked about the RAZOR - the new one-

    yes- i know that most of the verizon phones do work w/ bluetooth + iSync
    i also know about the hacks...etc

    but- i'm curious about the razor

    thanks, however, for all of the feedback
    it is really good to know that the other phones do actually work as well!
     
  14. illegalprelude macrumors 68000

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    man. i dont wanna hijack the thread but i wanted to get the Razr so bad but no support for Mini SD or hell TransFlash. im pissed :mad:
     
  15. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

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    My (T-Mobile) Razr syncs via USB fine, you just cant get pictures. It also syncs with my moms PB which has BT. I dont see why the verizon would work via USB or BT.

    [edit]

    you can get the pics from bt.
     
  16. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    You can do everything through Bluetooth. The problem is not with Verizon's phone at all, its with iSync. There is a modified version of iSync in this forum about 5 replys down:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=169023&highlight=modified+version+isync

    With that version of iSync, my contacts and calendars imported fine into my Verizon Razr. Photos and .mp3 files for ringtones also transfered flawlessly through Bluetooth file transfer.
     

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