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    Alternative to Bluetooth in your car!

    I'm sure some already know this but for those who don't....
    If your vehicle is equipped with an auxillary plug on your dash next to the radio or somewhere on your console)all you need to bypass BT is a stereo cord with a plug on both ends.
    You plug in your phone and set the stereo to auxillary, then you can listen to all your own music thru your car stereo like personal files loaded on your microSD or Pandora or Slacker etc.
    Then while listening if a call comes in you simply hit the send>headset and say "Hello?" they will hear you and their voice will come thru your stereo speakers. When youre done you hit end and the music picks up where you left off!!
    I've been doing this for 2 years now. I just assumed that everyone knew about this but recently I'm seeing that it's unknown to many.I think the reason it's not used more in RIM/VZW's marketing strategy is because they want people to continue to buy BT? But no other phone, or most other phones don't have the ability to do this due to something RIM built into the BB unit allowing some sort of delay in the microphone so as that the person talking to you does not hear their own voice as feedback thru your phones mic. It's just a very cool feature we have with BB.
    If your car does not have an auxillary outlet in it, there is a very simple solution for this as well but will cost a one time fee of around $40-$100 depending on your budget. Ask me and I will explain.
    If you live in a state with laws against talking while driving, this is a great way to beat the handsfree issues, not to mention it's just plain safer and smart!
    I can't think of a better way to help folks out than to save them the cost of a traffic ticket=rising insurance rates and enable them the ability to save their own life or someone elses, by not having to drive while talking into their cell. That's one thing this forum is in place for, correct? Hope this was helpful and informative.
    Please be safe out there.......
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    Mike I for one didn't know that thanks for taking the time to post the info

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    Mike I for one didn't know that thanks for taking the time to post the info
    You're quite welcome sir!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikenbekah View Post
    You're quite welcome sir!
    Yep, I do this in my wife's VW. Very cool. Thanks for posting Mike.:biggthumpup:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Natemz View Post
    Yep, I do this in my wife's VW. Very cool. Thanks for posting Mike.:biggthumpup:
    No problem. I just noticed so many folks having BT problems with .148 and it dawned on me why I never crossed that BT bridge, cuz I never use it! ha So I thought it would be beneficial for some until the day VZW gets their proverbial sh!t together, which should be right around the same time Starbucks Ice Cream is served in HELL!:lol:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikenbekah View Post
    No problem. I just noticed so many folks having BT problems with .148 and it dawned on me why I never crossed that BT bridge, cuz I never use it! ha So I thought it would be beneficial for some until the day VZW gets their proverbial sh!t together, which should be right around the same time Starbucks Ice Cream is served in HELL!:lol:
    What Starbucks has ice cream :banana:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    What Starbucks has ice cream :banana:
    As I live and breathe!!! Almond Rocha Fudge, or Java Chip of course. Mostly always found in your higher end grocery stores. (Edited for those with no sense of humor)
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    I wonder if that will work if you have an mp3 player type plug on your radio?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikenbekah View Post
    I'm sure some already know this but for those who don't....
    If your vehicle is equipped with an auxillary plug on your dash next to the radio or somewhere on your console)all you need to bypass BT is a stereo cord with a plug on both ends.
    You plug in your phone and set the stereo to auxillary, then you can listen to all your own music thru your car stereo like personal files loaded on your microSD or Pandora or Slacker etc.
    Then while listening if a call comes in you simply hit the send>headset and say "Hello?" they will hear you and their voice will come thru your stereo speakers. When youre done you hit end and the music picks up where you left off!!
    I've been doing this for 2 years now. I just assumed that everyone knew about this but recently I'm seeing that it's unknown to many.I think the reason it's not used more in RIM/VZW's marketing strategy is because they want people to continue to buy BT? But no other phone, or most other phones don't have the ability to do this due to something RIM built into the BB unit allowing some sort of delay in the microphone so as that the person talking to you does not hear their own voice as feedback thru your phones mic. It's just a very cool feature we have with BB.
    If your car does not have an auxillary outlet in it, there is a very simple solution for this as well but will cost a one time fee of around $40-$100 depending on your budget. Ask me and I will explain.
    If you live in a state with laws against talking while driving, this is a great way to beat the handsfree issues, not to mention it's just plain safer and smart!
    I can't think of a better way to help folks out than to save them the cost of a traffic ticket=rising insurance rates and enable them the ability to save their own life or someone elses, by not having to drive while talking into their cell. That's one thing this forum is in place for, correct? Hope this was helpful and informative.
    Please be safe out there.......
    I'd like to hear more about this cuz I'm in the middle of decision to purchase the BB visor mount BT device. So, anything that would help cut the cost or put money back in my little hand is a good thing.
    P. Blakeney

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    Exactly what would you like to know PBlakeney?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pblakeney View Post
    I'd like to hear more about this cuz I'm in the middle of decision to purchase the BB visor mount BT device. So, anything that would help cut the cost or put money back in my little hand is a good thing.
    One of the tops in the market, IMO, is the one produced by BlueAnt. Of all the one's I have seen or tried this is my favorite.

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    I just bought and in stalled a Jabra SP700 visor mount bluetooth. On Mobihand it sells for $79.95 plus shipping. I got it on ebay for $29.00 with free shipping! It's stock original not a knock off. It works great, either through the device or the car speakers and you can't beat the price! Here's a link to the same seller I bought mine from.

    JABRA SP700 BLUETOOTH CAR SPEAKERPHONE HANDSFREE FM NEW - eBay (item 120446243453 end time Aug-08-09 12:40:08 PDT)

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    hey guys sorry i wasnt answering very fast, had an auto accident on 7-9 and severed my spine. sittin in the hospital with one hand left to type with. i would really appreciate anyone taking over the thread that has extensive knowledge in this area from personal knowledge as i am very passionate about the use of this technique, i just don't have the stamina lately to stay online for long. I will try to keep up. PM me if you have to and i will try to respond asap
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    Wow Mike sorry to hear about what happened. I hope you feel better real soon. Take good of yourself my friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    Wow Mike sorry to hear about what happened. I hope you feel better real soon. Take good of yourself my friend.
    very nice thoughts, much appreciated of course. I will be in the backround so dont count me out. Take care..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikenbekah View Post
    very nice thoughts, much appreciated of course. I will be in the backround so dont count me out. Take care..
    Thanks, you too!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikenbekah View Post
    hey guys sorry i wasnt answering very fast, had an auto accident on 7-9 and severed my spine. sittin in the hospital with one hand left to type with. i would really appreciate anyone taking over the thread that has extensive knowledge in this area from personal knowledge as i am very passionate about the use of this technique, i just don't have the stamina lately to stay online for long. I will try to keep up. PM me if you have to and i will try to respond asap
    just plz dont tell me its cuz u were talking while driving.. hahaha

    am sorry to hear that man, and i really appreciate u informing us about this, i for one didnt know that its possible

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    This was great.. Thanks!!

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    I did not know that you could answer calls using the AUX jacks and having the music to pause and then continue once the call has ended. That's pretty awesome!
    Another great tip, thanks Mike!

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