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Hi Debi -

I have an LG 440G cell paired with an Emerson EM229 Bluetooth earpiece.  I also have a bluetooth dongle adapter and it is readily accepted by my system (emachines EL1352G-41W, Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit), yet when I try to pair/link the phone with the pc nothing happens.  I've gone through the add device scenario multiple times and can't get my phone recognized as a device on my system so I can do minor file transfers (non-Tracfone ringtones and pictures).

Is there another way to try to pair my phone and pc without going through the Windows 'add device' scenario?



In order to have your device communicate with your PC, the phones drivers have to be on the computer. From my past experience, I don't believe that Tracfone makes those drivers available. If you have your ringtones on an SD card that goes into your phone and they are compatible with the phone,you can get them onto the phone that way.  The idea is to get what you need in the SD card from the computer versus the phone. Hope this helps.  

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