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    DUN Question

    What Bluetooth profile must be enabled for Dial-Up Networking (DUN) to work? Since Verizon just announced the Treo 650, I want to know if I can use my laptop with it.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    - Steve

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    Nobody knows for sure, but the word so far, doesn't allow DUN on the Verizon unit. Verizon crippled the Bluetooth on the Motorola V710 to block File exchange in a similar fashion. I guess they don't like the idea of Laptop teathering since they market their PCMCIA and CF data cards with more expensive data plans...
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    On the other hand...

    The Verizon XV6600 supported this ability ... the salesman at Verizon even touted the ability to piggyback a laptop off the phone as an EV-DO conduit as a benefit of buying the phone!

    One can only hope that the T650 will be same way.

    If not, I am already putting shadowmite on alert that he will be counted on to save the day!!!

    - Steve

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    Re: DUN Question

    Originally posted by sgoldwa
    What Bluetooth profile must be enabled for Dial-Up Networking (DUN) to work? Since Verizon just announced the Treo 650, I want to know if I can use my laptop with it.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    - Steve
    DUN is the name of the BT profile that needs to be enabled. There will likely be workarounds though like PDANet if the DUN profile is disabled.

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    Gizmodo.com reported that the BT DUN has been disabled by every carrier, including VZW, that sells the 650. Why is BT DUN so scary to them?

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    I think it's a money issue. VZW sells a laptop card along with $80/month for National and Broadband access. If everyone could just tap into their PDA using their laptop (at, for example, $45 per month on VZW), they'd be cannabilizing their other sales channels.

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    You may be on to sometihing. I wouldn't pay $80/mo for a dedicated data plan. Yeah, it's damn fast particularly in EV-DO enabled areas. But if I can get by with a slower connection (I think digital circuit switched data rate is limited to 14.4 kbps) for data use once in a while that only uses up airtime minutes from my regular voice plan, then I would tolerate it.

    BTW, I've vaguely heard something about dialing *777 or #777 with Sprint where you would get their ISP (as opposed to calling up any dialin ISP) and get a higher data rate than 14.4k. My knowledge about this is sketchy and I'm not with Sprint but thought would mention it if any Sprint customer wants to investigate this avenue.

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