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Just got my phones LOTS of questions...V551's

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June 16, 2005 4:54:54 AM

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I just got 2 phones on Cingulars family plan (lots of people in our family
have this service so it "should" save us $$ since we will all be in network
now).

Anyways I knew we wanted the service and the phones yet the guy helping us
was VERY bad and I asked questions and got alot of I dunno's... But wife
wanted these and this service so we signed up anyways.

Here are a few of my first basic questions.

Both phones are the motorola V551's with bluetooth, if I turn bluetooth on
both phones on and transfer data such as the phone contacts from one phone
to another, does this cost me extra?

Second, can I send pictures and video to each other thru bluetooth too like
I can phone contacts? Does that cost extra to do?

Third, I have seen these things on ebay that are usb cables and software
discs , can those allow me to fill my camera with pics and download the pics
to my pc to email to family out of state without costs of sending the pics
from the phone?

Also on those discs they say they have ringtones, without that cable, is
there anyway to get a ringtone into the phone besides going thru the menu
and buying ringtones?

I will admit I am a 100% novice when it comes to this stuff, i had verizon
and it was a basic stick phone, i never knew what bluetooth was really still
learning, the headset looks neat too, basically just curious of what stuff
is gonna cost me to use and do, i hate to transfer a bunch of stuff via
bluetooth and find out 30 days later it cost me $50 extra or something.

Been reading the manual and trying to set the phone all up , slow but sure i
will figure this thing out fully.

Bill :) 
Anonymous
June 16, 2005 6:12:34 AM

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First of all I don't have that exact phone so I can't be 100% sure but I
can tell you my experience with other phones with bluetooth, etc.

> Both phones are the motorola V551's with bluetooth, if I turn
bluetooth on
> both phones on and transfer data such as the phone contacts from one
phone
> to another, does this cost me extra?

If you don't use Cingular to send them to each other than no (you aren't
contacting the network with bluetooth)

>
> Second, can I send pictures and video to each other thru bluetooth
too like
> I can phone contacts? Does that cost extra to do?
>

Same answer as above as regard to cost, if the phone supports file
transfers (every bluetooth phone I have had does, but all were SE phones)



> Third, I have seen these things on ebay that are usb cables and software
> discs , can those allow me to fill my camera with pics and download
the pics
> to my pc to email to family out of state without costs of sending the
pics
> from the phone?

I would get a bluetooth (faster of yook around $20 - $30) or IR dongle
(slow... but cheaper) for the computer instead but yes the cables and
software will likely allow you to send the pictures to the computer so
you can email them to people through it instead.


>
> Also on those discs they say they have ringtones, without that cable, is
> there anyway to get a ringtone into the phone besides going thru the
menu
> and buying ringtones?
>

Usually but if the phone supports MP3 ringtones download I would use
those instead and use a tool to cut the part of the ringtone you want as
the ringtone http://www.snapfiles.com/get/megamp3split.html is a
freeware utility that can do that for you .


> i hate to transfer a bunch of stuff via
> bluetooth and find out 30 days later it cost me $50 extra or something.
>

IF you use bluetooth you won't be.
June 16, 2005 4:16:39 PM

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Thanks for the info and the link to that ringtone splitter tool :) 

Slow but sure i will learn all the ins and outs on these phones.

Bill


"Erich" <echollin@cox.net> wrote in message
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>
> First of all I don't have that exact phone so I can't be 100% sure but I
> can tell you my experience with other phones with bluetooth, etc.
>
> > Both phones are the motorola V551's with bluetooth, if I turn
> bluetooth on
> > both phones on and transfer data such as the phone contacts from one
> phone
> > to another, does this cost me extra?
>
> If you don't use Cingular to send them to each other than no (you aren't
> contacting the network with bluetooth)
>
> >
> > Second, can I send pictures and video to each other thru bluetooth
> too like
> > I can phone contacts? Does that cost extra to do?
> >
>
> Same answer as above as regard to cost, if the phone supports file
> transfers (every bluetooth phone I have had does, but all were SE phones)
>
>
>
> > Third, I have seen these things on ebay that are usb cables and software
> > discs , can those allow me to fill my camera with pics and download
> the pics
> > to my pc to email to family out of state without costs of sending the
> pics
> > from the phone?
>
> I would get a bluetooth (faster of yook around $20 - $30) or IR dongle
> (slow... but cheaper) for the computer instead but yes the cables and
> software will likely allow you to send the pictures to the computer so you
> can email them to people through it instead.
>
>
> >
> > Also on those discs they say they have ringtones, without that cable, is
> > there anyway to get a ringtone into the phone besides going thru the
> menu
> > and buying ringtones?
> >
>
> Usually but if the phone supports MP3 ringtones download I would use those
> instead and use a tool to cut the part of the ringtone you want as the
> ringtone http://www.snapfiles.com/get/megamp3split.html is a freeware
> utility that can do that for you .
>
>
> > i hate to transfer a bunch of stuff via
> > bluetooth and find out 30 days later it cost me $50 extra or something.
> >
>
> IF you use bluetooth you won't be.
Anonymous
June 17, 2005 12:01:32 AM

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Not sure if you can transfer ringtones/pictures phone to phone via
bluetoooth, but you can use a data cable or bluetooth connection to
transfer to/from a PC with a bluetooth adapter. You can also use the
"Mobile PhoneTools" application to edit MP3 (to some extent),
store/retrieve pictures & phonebook entries. Motorola sells it but you
may be able to find it from another retailer:
http://motorola.digitalriver.com/servlet/ControllerServ...
They have other bundles that include the BT adapter or data cable. Both
of these items can be purchased seperately, like on ebay.
!