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Connecting your phone to your computer via Bluetooth, whos done it?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by glockguy, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    So I was considering hooking my phone (droid X) up to my computer via blue tooth, seems like it may be a simple way to transfer info between the two, has anyone else done it, and if so is it useful or just pretty much pointless?
     
  2. Gunner69

    Gunner69 Hillsboro Member

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    I do it with my crackberry occasionally but find that the data cable is much quicker for files and such.
     
  3. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    I tether my netbook and phone all the time using bluetooth.
    Mostly to use as a modem when i'm on the go, but also for file transfers and the such.
    It's incredibly easy.
     
  4. Atroxus

    Atroxus Marysville, WA Member

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    +1 Data cable will always provide a faster connection than bluetooth though, so for most applications tethering with bluetooth is just a gimmick thats not really worth the effort.
     
  5. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    I chose my netbook and cell phone so that I could leave the cords at home :lol:

    Heck, even my headphones are bluetooth.
     
  6. Atroxus

    Atroxus Marysville, WA Member

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    To each his own I guess. Me personally though, I find the faster connection more important than saving the weight of a 12 inch USB cable.
     
  7. Tactical SS

    Tactical SS Washington Member

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    I've synced a few things to my phone via bluetooth before, it's handy, but I can just as easily plug it in and do it that way.
     
  8. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    It's not the weight, it's just another thing to put in my pocket.
    I carry my phone, keys, money, wallet, gun, spare mag, and usually a pack of tictacs in my pockets. If I'm going to start carrying a cord i'll need to sew on another pocket.

    It's just not worth carrying around a cable on the off chance i'm going to transfer something, just so it'd save me fraction of a second per mb.

    Plugging my netbook directly into the modem would make my internet connection faster as well, but you wont catch me carrying around an ethernet cable. Wifi suits me just fine.
     
  9. phathom

    phathom Vancouver, WA Member

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    I actually use SwiFTP on my droid and it just gets on the wifi network, I then just connect to it from my computer and manage my files that way, it works great. Too bad it doesn't have the wireless tether option (mines not rooted yet) like they promised.
    I imagine bluetooth would be similar, myself, I don't have bluetooth on my computer, so I wouldn't know about that, but wifi with ftp works great.