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what do u use bluetooth for?
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davidsi
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May 23, 2006, 11:40 PM
 
i was thinking of getting a bt mouse. any other suggestions?
     
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May 24, 2006, 12:49 AM
 
I use iSync (& BT) to keep my cell phone's address book up to date and so I have a backup copy. I also install games, audio and pictures to my cell phone. I have also used a BT mouse with my PowerBook but I don't think I'll use it with my MacBook.
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May 24, 2006, 01:00 AM
 
I love Bluetooth and phones. I constantly send files to and from my phone with Bluetooth. I've also considered checking out sailing clicker, which turns your mobile phone into a remote control similiar to the one you get, but more advanced.
     
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May 24, 2006, 01:09 AM
 
I use BT to do dial up networking with my cell so I can have an internet connection. Since the MB doesn't have a PC card slot, I can't buy one of those data cards that the cell phone providers carry. Would've been nice but my workaround is via BT+cell and it works nicely. Gotta love an unlimited data plan Gooo Sprint.
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May 24, 2006, 11:48 AM
 
Originally Posted by iChelle
I use BT to do dial up networking with my cell so I can have an internet connection. Since the MB doesn't have a PC card slot, I can't buy one of those data cards that the cell phone providers carry. Would've been nice but my workaround is via BT+cell and it works nicely. Gotta love an unlimited data plan Gooo Sprint.

What kind of speed do you get off your cellphone?
I have been thinking of doing it with me Razr.... but I just dont know if it would be worth the money...

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May 24, 2006, 11:58 AM
 
You people are lucky to be able to use the internet via your cell phone without it costing an arm and a leg. Here in the UK, even WAP and GPRS are dead expensive, expecially on pay to talk plans (just loading up google on my pay as you talk phone via GPRS costs approx £1! Its absurd)
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May 24, 2006, 12:59 PM
 
My cell uses the high speed "broadband" network. I have unlimited data for $40/month. Pretty good deal.
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May 24, 2006, 01:20 PM
 
OMG I feel for you over at the UK...

I guess I have to double check with Cingular and see then but I get unlimited internet on my phone for $20 I wonder if I can use that same service...
     
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May 24, 2006, 01:24 PM
 
I envy all of you (exept for the harrisjamieh
here in Portugal the rates are also as expensive as in the UK

back to the topic: the BT is very nice for the cell phone.
     
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May 24, 2006, 01:26 PM
 
Everything of course
1. Tethering with my EVDO phone
2. Headset
3. Headphones
4. Sending files
5. Syncing contacts with my PPC since there isn't a program that supporst windows mobile 5
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May 24, 2006, 01:29 PM
 
I make custom wallpapers and ringtones and send them via Bluetooth. Cheaper and more creative than downoading from the web
     
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May 24, 2006, 02:39 PM
 
yeah...
bluetooth mouse (kensington)
syncing my palm T3, and copying photos to the T3.
moving pics from my razr to my powerbook and/or the palm.
and (my fave) exporting mp3s as ringtones to the razr.

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May 24, 2006, 02:46 PM
 
I have a Mac mini hooked up to my HDTV. I have the Apple wireless keyboard and mouse paired up with it.

I have my cell phone and wireless headset paired with my MacBook. I use the cell phone to get my MB on the internet at work. I use the BT headset for things like Skype. Especially with the calling anywhere in the US for free till the end of 2006 thing.
     
   
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