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Use the Verizon Nokia 6256i phone with OS X System
The Nokia 6256i is the only plain phone in Verizon's arsenal, besides the Motorola e815, which supports Bluetooth. And the e815 requires a PC, a data cable, and low-level hacking to enable crucial Bluetooth features which Verizon has disabled. This leaves the Nokia as the only uncrippled Bluetooth phone Verizon sells (and a nice one it is too).

But the Nokia is a "Series 40" phone, and iSync does not presently support this series (even though it's Nokia's most popular!). However, a program called PhoneDirector, with a responsive software developer, works quite well with the Nokia, providing sync facilities for iCal and Address Book, along with a variety of other features. The Nokia also works flawlessly with Object Push to upload and download arbitrary files (wallpapers, ringtones) from the Mac.

I have put together a web page discussing issues hooking the Nokia up with OS X, and other general issues with the phone. I hope it will be helpful to OS X users looking for an uncrippled, usable Bluetooth phone on Verizon.
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Use the Verizon Nokia 6256i phone with OS X
Authored by: mcroft on Dec 02, '05 07:05:05AM

Verizon is crazy on the subject of bluetooth, which is too bad. They have the best wireless coverage in NYC, but I've got to go with Cingular to get an uncrippled bluetooth phone where I don't have to mod it to get get it work with my bluetooth mac.

Dear Verizon,

If you haven't noticed, you can't protect your profitable ringtone business from people just making their own if you drive all of your customers to your competitors. When you released the v710, I was willing to call it a mistake, but it's clear that you don't want my business. Thanks, bye.



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Use the Verizon Nokia 6256i phone with OS X
Authored by: DarwinX99 on Dec 02, '05 07:55:30AM

I have the Motorola e815. There is full iSync support right out of the box. Simply turn bluetooth on the phone and pair it with the bluetooth settings on your Mac. I also have support for the "Mobile Office" modem access through bluetooth to work. I realize I can't do ringtones and wallpapers but I just wanted to make sure everyone knows you can do all the items without having to hack your phone. Enjoy and yes hopefully Verizon will fully come around some day!



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Use the Verizon Nokia 6256i phone with OS X
Authored by: DarwinX99 on Dec 02, '05 02:10:35PM

And actually today I just found out a way to transfer custom made ringtones and wallpapers using the vzwpix service. I can do it all now. WoOt!



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Off Topic: Another verizon bluetooth phone
Authored by: plaguebearer on Dec 04, '05 01:54:56PM
Verizon is offering LG's "the v" which is a bluetooth enabled phone. I'm a sucker for the clamshell candybar form factor. Motorolas a630 was another model I was looking at. but, it has mediocre reviews and is no longer available from what I hear.

I'd like to know if anyone has been able to sync this phone with OS X and what are it's pluses and minuses.

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Off Topic: Another verizon bluetooth phone
Authored by: DarwinX99 on Dec 05, '05 07:44:15AM

I can't review that phone sorry, but at this point, according to Verizon's website they are getting the Razr, why not hold out for that? Just my 2 cents.



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