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thejtrain
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BT DUN on XV6700 - 1xRTT only or EVDO?
      #25459 - 10/10/06 02:57 PM

Hi all,

I've been playing with my new favorite toy (xv6700) and I love it so far! I followed the instructions word-for-word that I found here and was able to connect my laptop with a dial-up connection over bluetooth - yay! Only later did I find out that the new ROM provides BT DUN out of the box and I'm wondering what the deal was with those settings I tweaked...

Now, four questions:

1) When I connect using the phonenumber@vzw3g.com, vzw, #777 settings, am I using voice minutes on my plan, or MB out of my (paid-for) PDA data plan, or neither?

2) This one depends on the answer to #1, but might I be able to connect using a dial-up account of my own (my cable provider gives dial-up access to its customers, and I have a direct dial-up VPN from my work) rather than the Verizon settings without using either my voice minutes or MB from my data plan?

3) My PC was only showing up as being connected at 115kbps, which looks like 1xRTT speeds, not EVDO (would have expected ~500kbps for EVDO). Am I missing something in my setup that would enable EVDO speeds?

4) The bummer part was that after a few minutes of being connected, the connection seemed to have been dropped (my browser kept returning "page not found" even though the Connection Status still said it was Connected), and the backlight was off on my phone but I could still see the Today screen, and it was non-responsive. I had to do a soft reset to get it to wake up. Is that normal?

Thanks!
Jason


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Re: BT DUN on XV6700 - 1xRTT only or EVDO? [Re: thejtrain]
      #25471 - 10/10/06 10:27 PM

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1) When I connect using the phonenumber@vzw3g.com, vzw, #777 settings, am I using voice minutes on my plan, or MB out of my (paid-for) PDA data plan, or neither?

2) This one depends on the answer to #1, but might I be able to connect using a dial-up account of my own (my cable provider gives dial-up access to its customers, and I have a direct dial-up VPN from my work) rather than the Verizon settings without using either my voice minutes or MB from my data plan?


Thanks!
Jason




1) You're using the PDA data plan.
2) I haven't used a dial up style connection to an ISP in some time on Verizon but I think it uses minutes from voice. I'd ask them to be sure. Keep in mind that dialup connections are much, much slower than the EVDO connection offered by Verizon (like 19.2k vs. 500-900k).

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Re: BT DUN on XV6700 - 1xRTT only or EVDO? [Re: LisaG]
      #25483 - 10/11/06 10:04 AM

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1) You're using the PDA data plan.




Excellent - since I'm paying for the Unlimited Plan, I'm set to go!

Quote:

2) I haven't used a dial up style connection to an ISP in some time on Verizon but I think it uses minutes from voice. I'd ask them to be sure. Keep in mind that dialup connections are much, much slower than the EVDO connection offered by Verizon (like 19.2k vs. 500-900k).




Good to know - since I'm using my unlimited data plan there's no need to try either of the other options, so I'm all set.

Thanks!
Jason

BTW, it doesn't seem like the "email notification of new replies" option is working...


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Re: BT DUN on XV6700 - 1xRTT only or EVDO? [Re: thejtrain]
      #25484 - 10/11/06 10:07 AM

I'm getting notices of new replies. Check your account prefs to make sure notification emails are turned on and make sure you don't have some spam blocking software that might be eating the notifications.

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