V551 & USB?

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I have seen many references in this group to connecting a V551 to a computer
via USB cable. I can't see anywhere on the phone to plug it in nor can I
find any reference to a USB cable in the manual. Am I missing something?

Fred
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.motorola (More info?)

    In article <3VU4e.1789$9M.1040@lakeread02>, Fred <agunat@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >I have seen many references in this group to connecting a V551 to a computer
    >via USB cable. I can't see anywhere on the phone to plug it in nor can I
    >find any reference to a USB cable in the manual. Am I missing something?

    It plugs into the data connector on the bottom of the phone.
  2. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.motorola (More info?)

    Same place the charger plugs in. Cable and software (Mobile Phone Tools)
    are available on ebay for low prices.

    From:Fred
    agunat@yahoo.com

    > I have seen many references in this group to connecting a V551 to a
    > computer via USB cable. I can't see anywhere on the phone to plug it
    > in nor can I find any reference to a USB cable in the manual. Am I
    > missing something?
    >
    > Fred
  3. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.motorola (More info?)

    I guess I was sold a bill of goods, but the Cingular salesman who sold me my
    V551 led me to believe that there was nothing you could do with a USB
    connection to this phone that could not also be done with a Bluetooth
    connection.

    Is a USB cable also what you would need to be able to use the phone for
    faxing? The Motorola site

    http://commerce.motorola.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ProductDisplay?prrfnbr=253451&prmenbr=126&accessories_cgrfnbr=22&zipcode=&phoneID=&search_string=27&type=All

    speaks of using the phone as a "modem" to connect to certain ISPs; can it be
    a "fax modem" as well? Only USB?

    TNX
    "BruceR" <brNOSPAM@hawaii.com> wrote in message
    news:4mX4e.20354$e06.14436@twister.socal.rr.com...
    > Same place the charger plugs in. Cable and software (Mobile Phone Tools)
    > are available on ebay for low prices.
    >
    > From:Fred
    > agunat@yahoo.com
    >
    >> I have seen many references in this group to connecting a V551 to a
    >> computer via USB cable. I can't see anywhere on the phone to plug it
    >> in nor can I find any reference to a USB cable in the manual. Am I
    >> missing something?
    >>
    >> Fred
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.motorola (More info?)

    Your salesman was correct. There is nothing I know of that you can't
    do with Bluetooth that you can do with USB. Just two, different ways
    to connect to the phone. Mobile Phone Tools lets you connect either
    way. Many have found the USB connection to be easier to set up than
    Bluetooth. I think it depends a lot on which Bluetooth adapter you
    use.

    On Wed, 06 Apr 2005 22:14:25 GMT, "Nemo Oudeheis" <nikogo@nigde.net>
    wrote:

    >I guess I was sold a bill of goods, but the Cingular salesman who sold me my
    >V551 led me to believe that there was nothing you could do with a USB
    >connection to this phone that could not also be done with a Bluetooth
    >connection.
    >
    >Is a USB cable also what you would need to be able to use the phone for
    >faxing? The Motorola site
    >
    >http://commerce.motorola.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ProductDisplay?prrfnbr=253451&prmenbr=126&accessories_cgrfnbr=22&zipcode=&phoneID=&search_string=27&type=All
    >
    >speaks of using the phone as a "modem" to connect to certain ISPs; can it be
    >a "fax modem" as well? Only USB?
    >
    >TNX
    >"BruceR" <brNOSPAM@hawaii.com> wrote in message
    >news:4mX4e.20354$e06.14436@twister.socal.rr.com...
    >> Same place the charger plugs in. Cable and software (Mobile Phone Tools)
    >> are available on ebay for low prices.
    >>
    >> From:Fred
    >> agunat@yahoo.com
    >>
    >>> I have seen many references in this group to connecting a V551 to a
    >>> computer via USB cable. I can't see anywhere on the phone to plug it
    >>> in nor can I find any reference to a USB cable in the manual. Am I
    >>> missing something?
    >>>
    >>> Fred
    >>
    >>
    >
  5. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.motorola (More info?)

    In article <hgp851pggg0vdqrptkbfv58pps74jnskbf@4ax.com>,
    Dick <LeadWinger> wrote:
    >Your salesman was correct. There is nothing I know of that you can't
    >do with Bluetooth that you can do with USB.

    Flash new firmware.
  6. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.motorola (More info?)

    If you want to get into changing "seems' and things you'll need a cable.
    One thing that IS easier with BT is uploading games to the phone.

    From:Nemo Oudeheis
    nikogo@nigde.net

    > I guess I was sold a bill of goods, but the Cingular salesman who
    > sold me my V551 led me to believe that there was nothing you could do
    > with a USB connection to this phone that could not also be done with
    > a Bluetooth connection.
    >
    > Is a USB cable also what you would need to be able to use the phone
    > for faxing? The Motorola site
    >
    > http://commerce.motorola.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ProductDisplay?prrfnbr=253451&prmenbr=126&accessories_cgrfnbr=22&zipcode=&phoneID=&search_string=27&type=All
    >
    > speaks of using the phone as a "modem" to connect to certain ISPs;
    > can it be a "fax modem" as well? Only USB?
    >
    > TNX
    > "BruceR" <brNOSPAM@hawaii.com> wrote in message
    > news:4mX4e.20354$e06.14436@twister.socal.rr.com...
    >> Same place the charger plugs in. Cable and software (Mobile Phone
    >> Tools) are available on ebay for low prices.
    >>
    >> From:Fred
    >> agunat@yahoo.com
    >>
    >>> I have seen many references in this group to connecting a V551 to a
    >>> computer via USB cable. I can't see anywhere on the phone to plug
    >>> it in nor can I find any reference to a USB cable in the manual. Am
    >>> I missing something?
    >>>
    >>> Fred
  7. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.motorola (More info?)

    With BT, you can upload games.

    With USB, you are usually reliant on what the MPT software has to offer.

    BT can be a pain to install, especially with WinXP SP2


    "BruceR" <brNOSPAM@hawaii.com> wrote in message
    news:4mX4e.20354$e06.14436@twister.socal.rr.com...
    > Same place the charger plugs in. Cable and software (Mobile Phone Tools)
    > are available on ebay for low prices.
    >
    > From:Fred
    > agunat@yahoo.com
    >
    >> I have seen many references in this group to connecting a V551 to a
    >> computer via USB cable. I can't see anywhere on the phone to plug it
    >> in nor can I find any reference to a USB cable in the manual. Am I
    >> missing something?
    >>
    >> Fred
    >
    >
  8. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.motorola (More info?)

    Not if you follow the handy dandy tutorials I posted at:
    http://brobin111.blogspot.com

    It WAS a pain the first time I did it, but after searching and ferreting
    out the tips and tricks scattered all over the place, I wrote up step by
    step instructions that others have reported to be quite useful. Hope it
    helps.


    From:SA
    reply@group.com

    > With BT, you can upload games.
    >
    > With USB, you are usually reliant on what the MPT software has to
    > offer.
    > BT can be a pain to install, especially with WinXP SP2
    >
    >
    >
    > "BruceR" <brNOSPAM@hawaii.com> wrote in message
    > news:4mX4e.20354$e06.14436@twister.socal.rr.com...
    >> Same place the charger plugs in. Cable and software (Mobile Phone
    >> Tools) are available on ebay for low prices.
    >>
    >> From:Fred
    >> agunat@yahoo.com
    >>
    >>> I have seen many references in this group to connecting a V551 to a
    >>> computer via USB cable. I can't see anywhere on the phone to plug
    >>> it in nor can I find any reference to a USB cable in the manual. Am
    >>> I missing something?
    >>>
    >>> Fred
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