I've been at this for about 10 hours now, so excuse me if i'm a little hard to understand
I'm putting a computer in my car, and I'm using my Blackberry as a tethered modem. This thread is unrelated in any and all manner to that connection.
What this thread IS about, is phone control. If anyone here is familiar with the car-computer scene, they'd know that applications called 'front ends' put up spiffy interfaces to things like GPS, music, and phone controls.
In come the phone controls. They typically are just fancy GUI's wrapped around a basic terminal for doing things like answering the phone, making a call, and in some cases viewing the phone book (and of course being able to call people from said phonebook)
Sure enough, I cant get one to work with my new blackberry.
So, heres what I've gotten-
I can ANSWER the phone via a terminal. If its ringing, i can enter in ATA<return> and the phone picks up. Spiffy.
I can MAKE a call, to an extent- ATD and ATDT do not seem to work with this phone.
AT+CDV=<number>;<return> does seem to make a call- the phone bound to <number> rings- and if they pick up the call, they hear silence. 10 seconds (give or take) later, the call drops, and my terminal spits out NO CARRIER. My phone seems completely unaware that its making this call, and thats probably the problem.
I'm not sure if i can end a call/hang up- i'll worry about that once i can make one
The current programs out there do not seem to have any clue about the phone book, iether- not a concern for me, though.
So i guess heres the real question- What is the proper command, or set of commands, to initiate a VOICE call on a blackberry via the terminal?
-when i refer to a terminal, i'm using Hyperterminal (xp) to connect to the COM port of the phone; could be a bluetooth OR usb link. I've only really bothered with bluetooth so far.
-when sending a dial command, be it ATD, ATDT, or AT+CDV, the ; at the end specified its a VOICE call rather than a DATA call. That took me a few hours to figure out.
-No matter what i send to the phone via the terminal, i never get any screen activity, Unless its the ATA command and the phone is ringing- in which case it answers, and the screen obviously changes from ringing to on screen.
--caffeine depleted. Please ask if anything isnt making sense, and LMK if this is in the wrong section- i'd imagine these commands are pretty universal so i diddnt put it in a blackberry sub-forum.