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Discussion in 'Alltel Forum' started by cukoz, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. cukoz

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    I'm almost up with my trial period and had a few questions about alltel. If I use a motorola V9 to thether to a laptop in an EVDO area, can i still send/recieve calls while surfing the internet?

    Does the Motorola V9 sync with outlook 2007 with my contacts so I don't have to type them all in?

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    Yes. When a call/txt/etc comes in, data stops for the call/etc and resumes when its over.
     
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    what about the gps feature? Could I use google maps with gps location be having the phone tethered?
     
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    I believe GPS will work fine.
     
  5. cukoz

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    So if I tethered the phone to my laptop, went to googlemaps on my laptop, is there a find me know button? If so I could then use turn by turn directions or search for nearby Points of Interest?
     
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    I'm not quite sure the locate me feature will work with Google Maps running on a teathered laptop. If you had a GPS receiver connected to your laptop it would work though.

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    even if i am using a phone with gps?
     
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    I'm just not sure the laptop can read that info from the phone, unless you have the phone setup to be able to send that info. I know there is a program for Windows Mobile equipped phones that will let a laptop use the phone's built-in GPS receiver (if equipped) over Bluetooth, but that is the only instance I am aware of that a phone's GPS receiver can be used directly by a laptop.


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    I see. As for download speeds, it tethering just as fast as a data card?
     
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    it all depends on the phone used. Last time I teathered with my Tilt I clocked a download at over 1,000K. My V551 clocks at about 110K, and my V3 (Classic) does about 30k. As long as you are using a 3G phone in an area with 3G service your speeds should be on par with the aircards.

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    I'd be using a razr2 v9.
     
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    That phone with a strong 3G signal should do quite well teathered.

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    I just found the program for windows mobile that allows the use of the GPS receiver over BT.

    GPS2blue for GPS PDA v1.1 freeware for Pocket PC windows mobile and wm5 or wm6 ppc, PocketPC free downloads.

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