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Need Help Selecting a Phone

292 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 29, 2006 10:12 AM by Tony Giordano RSS
Tony Giordano Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)
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Mar 28, 2006 11:34 AM
Well our contract is finally up with Cingular, that God. So we've decided to make the switch to Verizon that most people we know are having great luck with, that part's decided. What we haven't decided is the phone. I have an old v60 that is so far behind it's not even funny.

I went to Verizons site, got a list of phones for my area (91737) and compared that to Apple's list that will work with iSync:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301039

The problem is that there aren't that many phones to pick from. Is Apples list complete?

Outside of pulling a good talk signal my main needs are the use of Bluetooth, and iSync to sync my Calendar and phone list. Most other features don't interest me, but if they're there then that's fine. I just want a descent phone. I'm also looking to stay under $150.

Is a RAZR V3c all what it's cracked up to be and is it Bluetooth/iSync compatible?

Thanks for any help,
Tony
MDD G4 1.25, G4 Sawtooth 1.4ghz (ATI 9800), Pismo 400, Beige G3 300MT, Mac OS X (10.4.5)
  • sfque Calculating status...
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    Mar 28, 2006 6:28 PM (in response to Tony Giordano)
    If your version of ISync is 1.5 then you are OK to read that list. If not, or you can upgrade to ISync 2.1.1 (Tiger required), then you you will find updated information at

    http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/isync/devices.html

    In either case, you should be familiar with the fine print at the bottom by now, and the table really helps.

    Basically, the Motorola phones are sync'able through cable (in 2.1.1 with bluetooth also, but people get problems), everyone else does it through bluetooth. So you should have your computer bluetooth capable to get the widest choice.

    I believe the only Razr model supported so far are the GSM models; the V3c is CDMA. It is not supposed to work.

    It seems to me the Nokias and Sony Ericssons are the easiest to configure. Not the least because of Symbian and Nokia Series 60. There are also apparent hacks available to get the new Nokia models working (that are not listed).

    Your best bet would probably be Nokia or Sony Ericsson. If you can upgrade to 2.1.1 ISync, all the better. In all cases, stick to the listings given by Apple, to the letter. "Similar" models just may not work at all.
    PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.5), (Batteries and X11 included)
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    Mar 29, 2006 3:12 AM (in response to sfque)
    I tried a new Razr V3 GSM with isynch via Bluetooth last night - worked OK, no problems at all so far. I'm using OSX 10.4.5.
    Dual 2.7GHz G5, Mac OS X (10.4.5)
  • sfque Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Mar 29, 2006 9:09 AM (in response to Tony Giordano)
    Glad to be helpful at least (?).

    The cable you would probably need should be a USB cable, with one interface a mini USB to put to the phone. It should come standard with the phone gear.

    Haven't come across any recent news of this phone. You can search the archive posts.
    PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.5), (Batteries and X11 included)

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