DaveTheAffable Posted October 16, 2007 Share Posted October 16, 2007 (Also posted in www.zumoforums.com ..Great site, but you have to register. Well worth it) I have spent the last few days educating myself about Verizon and Verizon phones. This is NOT a slam on Verizon. Simply information, Verified by speaking with Verizon and doing a lot of internet research. I'm less frustrated now that I'm educated. Verizon 'modifys' BT capability in virtually every phone they distribute. There was even an attempt at a class action lawsuit over a very restrictive BT blocking in the early Motorola Razors. They are trying to protect their marketplace for data services, ringtones, video, GPS navigating, and other things. I understand. So, in general, their BT in a non Data Phone wont completely work with anything but a common headset. (Blackberry, Treo, others? will work..). This affects any other equipment vendor as well, not just Garmin. I currently own 5 Verizon phones personally. I work for a company that has HUNDREDS of their phones. I like the company, I like their services. I believe their coverage is the best in the nation. You just need to know that because of their marketing plan, some or all BT functionality will likely not work with the Zumo (and other devices like them) and their phones. The exact same phone from another carrier will have a slightly different model number, and work fine. Check the Garmin BT compatability chart. My company has offered me a Blackberry, and I will probably take it. They work with the Zumo because your paying for a phone and services that are designed to allow connectivity with other data devices. I hope this helps any of you that have Verizon phones. I LOVE MY ZUMO 550! Link to comment
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