[This is a repost due to having deleted the original post by mistake.]
I'm trying out Xfce on Debian Wheezy and wanted to transfer some pictures from my phone to the computer. I plugged in my USB dongle and- nothing happened.
Google brought up some advice from the Arch Wiki about daemons and services and a GUI. I decided to try installing the GUI and see if it would take care of the rest. It did. With Xfce on Debian Wheezy, just install blueman, open Bluetooth Manager, choose Setup New Device, make your phone visible and enter the code as requested.