Pairing Razr with tablet?

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  1. SCjeepGal

    SCjeepGal New Member

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    Is there a tablet on the market that would allow me to pair it with my Razr by way of bluetooth? Or would it require paying the wi-fi hotspot fee to my carrier? I'm too chicken to root or would just do that. Thanks in advance for any input.
     
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    I have successfully Bluetooth tethered my Razr to my GF's iPad2 and a Droid Xyboard in the Verizon store. And I tested them out. My Razr is not rooted. (I also stay away from rooting because I would be so pissed if I ruined my phone.)

    Apparently Bluetooth Tether is native to Droid Razr (as well as Droid X) and is part of the phone's normal functions. You do not get charged extra for this feature. Just realize that any data streamed to your tablet while tethered is part of your phone's overall data use for that month. (I have unlimited data on my Razr.)

    Two restrictions while Bluetooth tethered:

    1. Bluetooth range is rather limited. You have to be within close range to your phone.

    2. There appears to be a limit to the data streaming speed on the tablet when tethered. Even when using 4g on the Razr, the tethered tablet has trouble streaming video. In fact, it works better using 3g while tethered. Web browsing, email, looking at pics, and Facebook are good to go. But no YouTube or Netflix while Bluetooth tethered. Either the Bluetooth radio on the Razr is not fast enough or Verizon limits data speeds when Bluetooth tethered.

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    Can you point me to directions on how to make this happen?? Thanks for all your help!

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    I don't remember the exact steps, so you'll have to play around with it in the settings menus. But basically you turn on the Bluetooth on both devices and check the box in the Razr's Bluetooth settings menu to make your Razr "discoverable". Then when both devices see each other you can pair them and then "connect" them.

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    Works with the Xoom as well. Pair devices then go to bluetooth setting on Tablet and select use for internet.
     
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    I was able to pair my eee pad transformer to my razr easily... this is a huge bonus...

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    Cool. Do you have problems loading certain websites like Yahoo when tethered?

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    It seemed like all the apps worked fine. I need to do more testing to be sure.

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    The reason I ask is because I am unable to load several web pages on an iPad2 while using the Razr's wifi mobile hotspot.

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    I have paired my tprime and razr. Told the tablet to use bluetooth for internet and none of the web sites load. My razr is using my home wifi and can connect to the world. I didnt expect this to work (it didn't for me ) since i assumed VZ would prevent this.

    I'd love to know how you got it to work with stock devices.

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    Was your Razr on the 4g or 3g network? I could only get it to pair to the tablets via Bluetooth and work correctly on the 3g network. 4g would not properly load web pages.

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    @deron, i was not using 3 or 4 g iwas connected via my home wifi. I will try it using 3 or 4 g next.

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