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  1. shortride

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    When selecting the Bluetooth menu there is an option to make this device visible. What does that do and what is made visible and to whom?
     

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    I can't speak specifically for the Mesmerize, but generally this option makes your phone visible on a list of within range bluetooth devices so that you can connect a bluetooth headset or other device to the phone. It would also allow people to send you files via bluetooth if they are nearby. People use it to transfer pictures or ringtones sometimes. It would be visible to anyone within range, generally a very small area, who has a device that can search for bluetooth signals.
     
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    Thanks! That sounds like what it is.
     
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    Yes, that is what it means.
     

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