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Help choosing new Verizon bluetooth speakerphone

by altonjh / July 20, 2006 10:43 PM PDT

I am considering the LG_VX8300, and the Samsung_SCH-a950. What I want most is the bluetooth capability and the speakerphone, although the mp3 is nice too. I currently have the Samsung-a670, which I have been using for over two years and I love it. If it had bluetooth and speakerphone I wouldn't be changing. I've heard many good things about both, but like the looks of the LG best. Please give any advice you can, listing both pro's and con's. Thanks

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by Psych Doc / July 21, 2006 12:02 AM PDT

I'd stay away from the Samsung_SCH-a950. My partner had it for a couple of weeks and returned it. Reception was awful. He's much happier with the Razr V3c.

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Re: Razr; & using bluetooth in car
by altonjh / July 21, 2006 6:25 AM PDT
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Thanks, my son has a Razr and I don't like the keypad and how it feels in my hands. I'll probably go with the LG_VX8300 unless I hear any bad comments about it. I also plan on mainly using the bluetooth in my car. I understand there is special equipment that you can hook-up in your car. Is this right? and, would I be better of purchasing this from Verizon or somewhere else?

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by Psych Doc / July 21, 2006 8:28 AM PDT

You shouldn't need a thing. If you car is bluetooth enabled all you do is "connect" the phone to the car. The first time your car will give you a 4 digit code which you enter in the phone when you put the phone in bluetooth setup mode. After that it's all automatic. Each time you get in your car with your phone, they "see" one another and they're linked together automatically without you having to do a thing. If you're with verizon (I am) you're going to manually input each name and phone number into the car one time as Verizon has so kindly disabled the OBEX feature in all their bluetooth phones that would otherwise do this for you automatically.

Ah, the joys of being with the best carrier.

What are you going to do, jumt to T(errible)-Mobile?

LOL

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bluetooth enabled car
by altonjh / July 21, 2006 10:01 AM PDT
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how do I know if my car is bluetooth enabled? I drive a 2002 Ford Taurus.

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by Psych Doc / July 21, 2006 12:31 PM PDT
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An '02 Taurus is most certainly NOT a bluetooth enabled car (I'm driving a 2007 Lexus ES350 which is).

You're talking about those bluetooth things that go in your ear and mate with the phone, right?

I have no idea how those things work. I've never used one and never would even dream of using one.

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