Thursday, December 28, 2006

How To Use A Bluetooth Enabled Cell Phone

Many new cell phones are Bluetooth enabled. Bluetooth can be used to transmit data, pictures, phone numbers, etc through a wireless connection to your Laptop or PC. Some carriers charge up to $.25 to transmit a picture from your camera phone to your PC. Bluetooth allows you to transfer them without any charges. Most laptops have Bluetooth built into them and a USB wireless Bluetooth connector for a desktop can be purchased for under $20 for most phones. Bluetooth is a short range device which works in a 30 foot radius.

There are also wireless Bluetooth headsets, speakerphones for home and car use and other accessories. Some car models from Toyota, Lexus and BMW use Bluetooth technology making it possible to use your phone as a handsfree device while you drive.

Here's step by step directions to connect your Bluetooth enabled cell phone to your laptop/PC:

1. Turn on the bluetooth enabled cell phone and turn on the bluetooth connection software.

2. Make the phone discoverable.

3. In Windows XP on the laptop go to My bluetooth Places.

4. Select View Devices in Range.

5. After the discovery process is complete you should see the icon for the cell phone.

6. Right-click on the icon and select Discover Available Services.

7. To connect to your cell phone right-click on the Dial-Up Networking.

8. Select Connect Dial-up networking.

9. The phone will ask if you want to accept the connection request, decline or add to paired.

10. The last step pairs the phone and laptop and performs the connection request.

11. You will be prompted to enter a PIN code to pair up the devices, the PIN is entered in the cell phone.

12. A dialogue box appears asking for user name, password and the phone number of your ISP.

13. Click on the dial button to complete the connection.

Tips:

1. To find devices in range you can click the bluetooth menu and select Search for devices or open Entire bluetooth Neighborhood and press F5.

2. Pairing a phone and laptop will ensure the connection can be established whenever you require it and you don’t have to go through the set-up process each time. If you do not pair the two devices you will have to make the phone discoverable each time.

What You Need:

* bluetooth enabled cell phone
* bluetooth enabled laptop/PC

If you're looking for a BlueTooth enabled cell phone.... we suggest using the multi-provider search tool at Cell Phone Finder

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1 Comments:

Blogger RennyBA said...

Here from one of your comments at Ryze and say hello from Norway!

I have a Nokia 6680 and it works perfect in connection with my puter!

Actually I often use it to post and also to take pictures documenting my articles on my blog.

Wishing you A Happy New Year!

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