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what version of bluetooth does my phone have?

by Ck87.JF / May 12, 2008 4:10 AM PDT

Hello, I have a Verizon Wireless LG VX5300 which has bluetooth that I use to connect to the computer for pictures, ringtones, and my contacts. The dongle I'm using is one from the original Microsoft Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer for Bluetooth, version 1, I guess.

Picture downloads and ringtone uploads are so slow, that I'm thinking of getting a new dongle, but I figure if my phone doesn't have the new version of bluetooth, it'd be a waste of money & time.

So ... how can I find out what my version is?

When I go to menu -> settings -> phone info -> SW version, it says:

Bluetooth
Q302.03.02

among a bunch of other version types and versions.

:SUMMARY:
*Is the above information (the Q number) enough information to determine bluetooth version?
*If not, how can I find out what version I have?
*Any other suggestions?


One final note: This is a semi-old version of the phone ... I believe I got it around Christmas this past year. The most updated version of this phone has bluetooth locked, which I found out after my first phone of this type drowned at the water park (oops) and I got a new one - so I swapped my new one with an old one of a family member's to get my bluetooth capability back.

Thanks for any help you can give!

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re: bluetooth locked
by Ck87.JF / May 12, 2008 4:11 AM PDT

What I meant by that, just to make sure there's no confusion, is that it's locked for communication with computers.

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I know Verizon has
by PudgyOne / May 12, 2008 1:23 PM PDT
In reply to: re: bluetooth locked

a tendency to block any way it can for music to be transferred. They want you to pay for it. I think it has to do with the copyrights. I can send pictures to a friend but when it comes to even bluetoothing a ringtone, it fails. I'm sure the phone you have is locked because of this.


Rick

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re: rick
by Ck87.JF / May 12, 2008 1:45 PM PDT
In reply to: I know Verizon has

no, see, I have an older version of a phone that wasn't locked, so I can transfer ringtones and camera pictures, but it is slow, using the old bluetooth dongle.

My question is, what version bluetooth does my phone have?

If it's the new, faster one, then I could see a benefit of getting a new dongle, but if it's the older one, then even if I get a faster dongle, I imagine it'll still be slow.

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From what I just researched
by PudgyOne / May 12, 2008 3:03 PM PDT
In reply to: re: rick

your phone with version Q302.03.02 is version 2. Other people are having trouble pairing with version 2 and version is no longer available from LG.

Read this post and decide what you want to do next. I would want a version that I can use my Bluetooth with. The posts were from 2006 but I would exchange the phone for another one, like the other person did.

I really can't give you too much advice about Verizon. I have a Razr V3xx and ATT. My phone is locked at the present time and I'm satisfied with it. I was told by other members that if a customer that has ATT wants the phone unlocked, they can make a call to ATT and do so.


Rick

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