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Old 01-16-2008, 07:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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It's because he cant seem to send me any files via bluetooth.
With that said, do I need to have the same model phone and/or service provider in order for us to send files (ringtones, mp3, photos, etc.) back or forth?

He has an Erazor.

I get "unable to pair" or "unable to connect" messages. My encryption is turned off and I'm discoverable all the time...

What gives?

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Old 01-16-2008, 07:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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same carrier?
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What are you wanting to transfer? You need to go to the Media app then hit menu and select "Explore." Then browse to where you want to put the file. Then hit menu and select "receive using bluetooth." Then send from the other device.
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I'll to re-explain:

I've tried to send mp3's, ringtones, or photos to other friends with bluetooth phones. They can't ever receive them. Their phone will discover my phone but cannot connect.
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to my knowledge you have to have paired the devices before u can send anything to them from the blackberry.
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yes you have to pair with the device first, then set it to trusted (or they can accept the transfer). keep in mind that all phones cannot receive bluetooth file transfers
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Some phones won't accept certain types of files. Early RAZRs won't have anything to do with .mp3 files no matter who sends them. So some schmuck with a RAZR said YOUR BLACKBERRY sucks? That's like Paris Hilton calling someone a bimbo.
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perhaps get new friends who have BlackBerrys?
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Shows good tastes for the Blackberry if it refuses this connection!
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Shows good tastes for the Blackberry if it refuses this connection!
I know, I know. Funny.

So it does depend on the phone and what about the carrier? Does it matter which carrier?

I'm just trying to test the bluetooth. I havent been able to see if it really works. Then when people want to send me a ringtone or photo, I cant seem to do it. Is there a listing of the specs for bluetooth capabilities with the 8800?
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What are you wanting to transfer? You need to go to the Media app then hit menu and select "Explore." Then browse to where you want to put the file. Then hit menu and select "receive using bluetooth." Then send from the other device.
ringtones and photos.
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Some phones won't accept certain types of files. Early RAZRs won't have anything to do with .mp3 files no matter who sends them. So some schmuck with a RAZR said YOUR BLACKBERRY sucks? That's like Paris Hilton calling someone a bimbo.
hahahaha. I didn't say that I agreed.

I knew erazors and most phones dont play well with mp3s but I've tried other things like ringtones and photos.
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The carrier doesn't matter.
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I've had friends with RAZRs not be able to accept files transferred via bluetooth. Do any carriers lock out file transfer via BT? I thought Verizon did that, but maybe they opened up.
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see heres my experiance. My blackberry dosent like to accept any type of mp3 from LG...... my blackberry HATES lg lol ....idk why.... any other phone works perfect
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