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Just purchased TomTom 930T. At first, GPS location inaccurate until latest software fix downloaded from TomTom with the help of their Tech. Support advisor. Once done, it worked very well. Only problem so far ..... TomTom Plus services will not work with Verizon Wireless cell phones due to 'wrong system' used by Verizon. No fix planned by TomTom, however. Since this is not an essential service in order for the unit to meet it's primary function (i.e. navigation), I'm still going to keep the unit.

coppercapri wrote: TomTom

coppercapri wrote:

TomTom Plus services will not work with Verizon Wireless cell phones due to 'wrong system' used by Verizon. No fix planned by TomTom, however.

I'm afraid the problem is not tomtom but Verizon entirely. They cripple all of the services and bluetooth capabilities of the phones they sell, just to force you into the V-Cast stuff. Supposedly there is a 3rd party interest involved in V-Cast and they block them to make them more money. I hate that part of Verizon.

The only successful lawsuit I believe was this one.
http://www.engadget.com/2004/08/27/verizons-lame-excuse-for-...

"Verizon Wireless has a well-deserved reputation for being the most close-minded and locked-down carrier in the US. Remember they got sued for crippling the Bluetooth in a Motorola handset — only allowing its use with headsets. Verizon says its agreements with content providers precluded it from allowing Bluetooth, but common thinking was simply just that they didn’t want people to be able to do things like transfer photos off the phone, instead having to pay to send them over the network. Keep in mind, too, that Verizon is fresh off another scandal: breaking the MP3 playback functionality of some of its phones in favor of a Windows Media format. " http://mobhappy.com/blog1/2006/01/12/verizon-wireless-crippl...

Verizon is just greedy. The only reason I have them is bwcause everyone at work has them, and the minutes would kill me if I didn't have Verizon

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Re: Verizon

Frostwolf. I concur with your response.

Krieger.

sometimes you can beat them

Frostwolf is exactly correct, but I have found a work around. Well it is at least a work around for me. I have verizon and a 930 myself and I wanted things to link up. I also own a smartphone the xv6800. Verizon can not lock down the smart phones as much as their other phones. This makes them much easier to hack. You can add Dial Up Networking to the xv6800 and then the 930 can connect to the phone and work correctly. I dont have 'get it now' or 'vcast' but I call that a feature!

My Verizon Voyager bluetooth functions work great!

Frostwolf wrote:
coppercapri wrote:

TomTom Plus services will not work with Verizon Wireless cell phones due to 'wrong system' used by Verizon. No fix planned by TomTom, however.

I'm afraid the problem is not tomtom but Verizon entirely. They cripple all of the services and bluetooth capabilities of the phones they sell, just to force you into the V-Cast stuff. Supposedly there is a 3rd party interest involved in V-Cast and they block them to make them more money. I hate that part of Verizon.

My Verizon Voyager phone works great with my Garmin 760 and all bluetooth functions including voice dial work fine. I also am able to download things to my computer from the phone using bluetooth which a lot of people have said Verizon also had blocked.

Verizon is constantly updating their firmware and fixing things and adding new features and if you have a problem try going to the Verizon store and they can flash the latest firmware to your phone for free. I just had mine done and it went from version 03 to 07 and added a bunch of new features.

The bluetooth features functioned even faster and better after Garmin updated their bluetooth firmware for my GPS so I think from what I see a lot of the bluetooth problems could be TomTom's and not Verizon's.

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Quite a few Verizon phones

Quite a few Verizon phones work with Plus services.
You may want to check out this thread or search further on the web. TomTom support is pretty lacking when it comes to bluetooth pairing. Verizon may require the tether option though which is expensive.

http://www.tomtomforums.com/showthread.php?t=4965

DUN Hack

Should have DUN it sooner, DUN hack allowed my phone to connect with TOMTOM services.

Thanks, DUNno why I didn't think of that myself.

For the others here.
http://www.myverizonusers.com/forums/showthread.php?s=0d0589...
This is similar to the one I used. For the password I used vzw.

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Blutooth is fine for calls

Its not the voice dialing or calling part needed, Data transmission from and to the phone are stopped by Verizon (OBEX/OPP), Without seem editing or hacking the phone its hard to get to work. If your phone works, then don't let Verizon update its firmware. The first Razors where shipped with bluetooth fully working, that was a mistake on Verizon's part.

The latest firmware for my phone was Verizon's attempt to shut down some hackers ability to mod their phone. It didn't last long, Bitpim was changed to make it work again, and people figured out the new sequence to get into the service modes.

Not all firmware upgrades are "upgrades". I have the hardware and software needed to do the updates (and more smile )myself.

I hope one day Verizon will open up all of there phones.

I love this interview with Verzion.
http://www.pencomputing.com/wireless/motorolav710.html

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“Wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair and all the terrible things that happen to us, come because actually deserve them? So now I take comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the Universe”

I have seen a few posts here

I have seen a few posts here and there where someone had a VZ phone working for plus data but now it doesn't. Can you get around this whole thing by flashing the original firmware?

Verizon announced opening up their network over awhile ago and they've approved one device, a m2m modem for some type of alarm monitoring. More of a joke than anything else.

Not sure, I have seen people

Not sure, I have seen people go backwards on a firmware flash, I believe they had to reload some software from a backup.

Check out
http://www.howardforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=51
for some help. I get most of my info there.

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“Wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair and all the terrible things that happen to us, come because actually deserve them? So now I take comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the Universe”

TT 930 and LG Dare on Verizon

I have an LG Dare and tried to pair it with my TT 930. The process goes as far as allowing me to put in the passcode then the pairing self-cancels.

I called TT about this, they said that Verizon and LG are using a new system and software for communications and data transfer. No plans in the works for an upgrade to fix things. Oh well

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tomtom GO930

VX9700 LG DARE

http://verizonwireless.howardforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=4...

Check around on that site, many many pages of info, you may be able to find something to help you.

Someone may find a fix for you there.

Also see if a software update is available. Looks like they've had some issues with that phone and Bluetooth.

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“Wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair and all the terrible things that happen to us, come because actually deserve them? So now I take comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the Universe”