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Topic # 13152 24-Apr-2007 21:25
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I read in an article a long time ago, about some guy who saw some nice pretty lass, used his cellphone to search for local bluetooth devices, and once he found her bluetooth enabled cellphone, then sent her a txt via bluetooth. (Asia)

Now bluetooth is a free wireless technology, the only cost involved is the one-off cost of buying the bluetooth enabled device...

My Samsung SGH-ZV30 cellphone is bluetooth enabled, and I can search and connect to other bluetooth devices, and share/send files....but not messages?

I'm thinking this is because Vodafone have installed thier firmware on to my phone and do not allow this feature...
I'm guessing if such a feature was available, they could potentially loose alot of revenue that would otherwise come from standard txting via thier network...

That being said, can it be done, here in NZ?

1) Is it possible to send messages via bluetooth in NZ?
2) Is it possible to call via bluetooth?
3) Is thier software/firmware available that 'unlock' these features?




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  Reply # 68358 24-Apr-2007 21:30
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  Reply # 68360 24-Apr-2007 21:49
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Sounds like it, so it was a hoax then?

But surley, it must be possible...

If a blutooth enabled cellphone can transfer a music clip or video clip to another bluetooth enabled cellphone...surely it can transfer a message, which is nothing more than a word document but in some other format...




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  Reply # 68363 24-Apr-2007 22:04
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try this


http://www.bluejackq.com

If you read the how to do it , it is quite clever

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  Reply # 68365 24-Apr-2007 22:07
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certain models of cellphones (mainly older GSM Nokias I think) can send messages via bluetooth (which is of course free). Calling is not possible (but would be pointless anyway).

Bluetooth will generally only work within 10 - 20 meters, so its not exactly a revenue drain for telcos!! (Literally, to send a message, you would have to be within that 20 metres of the other phone at the time!)




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I was just having a look around....and found this so far....

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A program for enabling bluetooth messaging




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  Reply # 68370 24-Apr-2007 22:18
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tonyhughes: certain models of cellphones (mainly older GSM Nokias I think) can send messages via bluetooth (which is of course free). Calling is not possible (but would be pointless anyway).

Bluetooth will generally only work within 10 - 20 meters, so its not exactly a revenue drain for telcos!! (Literally, to send a message, you would have to be within that 20 metres of the other phone at the time!)


Works on New CDMA nokias 



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  Reply # 68372 24-Apr-2007 22:23
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Ahhhh...I see, ya send a personalised Contact..........I see that option available....yup

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