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Old 05-20-2008, 10:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Here are details on how to pair a TomTom 730 (and probably others) with a Verizon Curve for data. Traffic/weather, etc works, SMS,MMS does not. Handfree does.

You need to order data tethering from Verizon (15/month?)

On the TomTom, select to setup Data.

Select US, BB 8100, Cingular as carrier.

It will fail and ask if you wish to config manually - select yes.

Set the access point name as vzw.
Set the username as [email address] (i.e. [email address])
Set the password as vzw
Set the dial# to #777
Set the dialing/login script as blank (clear it out)

It should work.

The only issue is that once you use the data, it will stay connected until you disconnect it. Once it requires data again (traffic update, etc), it will reconnect. While connected, you can receive SMS and phone calls, but no data on the BB. To disconnect, the easiest way is on the TomTom to click on Mobile Phone -> Manage phones -> BlackBerry 8830. That will "reset" the bluetooth connection, dropping data until it is needed again. You could disable wireless data, then click on the BB 8830 to reset it and it will not re-initiate until you enable wireless data.

Good luck.

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This method works with an 8830 from Verizon and a One XL TomTom. I did it before I read this, so I selected "other" for carrier and then did the manual setup.
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I take that back. Data is working for weather, traffic, downloading stuff, but it is showing me logged in as "anonymous" and so I'm not getting any messages or anything related to my account. Not sure why.
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so you have to definitely order tethering for this to work?
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Fugusmud,
This is great information i have been attempting to just get TOM TOM Traffic thru my BB 8330 with Verizon. When you say you need Data Tethering from Verizon for 15.00 per month. If I have the data plan from Verizon for 45.00 per month that gets me unlimited e-mail and internet browsing. If I have that package will I need to get Data Tethering on top of the plan that I already have?
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Originally Posted by fungusmud View Post
Here are details on how to pair a TomTom 730 (and probably others) with a Verizon Curve for data. Traffic/weather, etc works, SMS,MMS does not. Handfree does.

You need to order data tethering from Verizon (15/month?)

On the TomTom, select to setup Data.

Select US, BB 8100, Cingular as carrier.

It will fail and ask if you wish to config manually - select yes.

Set the access point name as vzw.
Set the username as [email address] (i.e. [email address])
Set the password as vzw
Set the dial# to #777
Set the dialing/login script as blank (clear it out)

It should work.

The only issue is that once you use the data, it will stay connected until you disconnect it. Once it requires data again (traffic update, etc), it will reconnect. While connected, you can receive SMS and phone calls, but no data on the BB. To disconnect, the easiest way is on the TomTom to click on Mobile Phone -> Manage phones -> BlackBerry 8830. That will "reset" the bluetooth connection, dropping data until it is needed again. You could disable wireless data, then click on the BB 8830 to reset it and it will not re-initiate until you enable wireless data.

Good luck.
I'm having the same problem with it failing to disconnect, which prevents any other data services on the phone from working, including push email.

I also got it working by providing #777 as the dial string and leaving ALL OTHER FIELDS BLANK.
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I'm having the same problem with it failing to disconnect, which prevents any other data services on the phone from working, including push email.

I also got it working by providing #777 as the dial string and leaving ALL OTHER FIELDS BLANK.
This is the way I just got it working with my GO720 and my Verizon 8330 I tried the first way and could not get it to connect at all.

But leaving everything blank except the dial field (#777) worked like a charm.
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I had it working for awhile and then it just stopped. Now it says the account name is invalid.
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