Re: [NTLK] Verizon phone connection via Bluetooth

From: Morgan Aldridge <>
Date: Sun Jun 11 2006 - 17:13:53 EDT

Verizon does allow 3G access to their network using a BlueTooth phone
(or in some cases, a USB phone) as a modem. I do this fairly
frequently with my Motorola v710 and my MacBook Pro, but I have
configured the Motorola RAZR for this as well.

It works well, but I've only hit 14.4kbps (and 28.8kbps on an odd
occasion) with it. Of course, if I went to Boston or New York City,
it'd probably kick up to 56k speed.

John R Chang has the original documentation I used here:

Basically, the phone number is '#777', the username is your-phone- (i.e. ''), and supposedly the
password can be anything, but I've found 'vzw' to be the most reliable.

Unfortunately, I've run into the same problem that Marty has in terms
of the phone asking to pair again when trying to initiate the
connection. I think that's a Blunt bug, but I need to do more
research on that before actually claiming it.

The correct modem init string (per the "Verizon Support (PC 5220)"
modem script in Mac OS X 10.4 which works for Verizon) is
'ATE0V1&F&D2&C1&C2S0=0'. I think we'll need to write a new NIE script
for this to work, but we obviously need to connect to the phone
correctly first.

Sorry it's not good news.


Morgan Aldridge

On Jun 11, 2006, at 4:48 PM, Martin Joseph wrote:
> On Jun 11, 2006, at 12:14 PM, Joseph Solin wrote:
>> I'm using a Verizon Razr. Not sure what the Internet connection
>> through Verizon would actually be. I know that the new super high
>> speed Internet isn't available in my area. EVO?
> Hmmm,  you can configure it dial up via a regular dial up service, but
> that is limited to 9600baud which is really not so great :~(
> I have tried using my wifes Moto 551 which I think is actually quite
> similar to your phone, but in a less pretty package.  I have not  
> really
> had such good luck with it.  I was able to pair it with Blunt and the
> Newton, but whenever I tried to establish a connection via BT, the
> phone always wanted a passphrase again.  This prevented me from ever
> getting it going.
> I had in the past used my t68i with the newton, and that worked, but
> had connection interruptions due to an "echo packets" issue that could
> not be resolved.
> So,  all in all I am no help.  Try googling for Newton bluetooth or
> Newton GPRS and you will find the basic gist of how to set this up.
> Let us know if you get any further...
> Then again I don't think Verizon supports GPRS, and in fact Verizon is
> known for CRIPPLING there phones so that bluetooth doesn't really  
> allow
> full function.
> I think you would need to investigate what kind of data transport
> Verizon can provide you?
> Marty
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