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Re: Bluetooth - Add a Phone
I'm pretty sure you have the answer already. You CAN NOT have two phones active or using the bluetooth at the same time - in this case "using the bluetooth" does not mean you are using the phone, it means the phone is using the bluetooth. You -CAN- have up to six phones in the car memory, but you can't use them until you connect the bluetooth to them, and then -ONLY- one phone can be connected to the bluetooth at a time. You have to kill one, then start the other. This is a Bluetooth limitation, not a limitation of the Prius. When one phone is "registered" and actively using the bluetooth, no other device (phone) can use that bluetooth device (the car). Even if that phone is not being used, it is still "using" bluetooth to watch for "off hook" commands etc. and to send the ring to the car if the phone rings. To use another phone you have to stop that phone/car interface, ie - kill the bluetooth connection, -before- you can then start the bluetooth connection with another phone. The way to do this is to turn off bluetooth on the phone you want to disconnect (or just turn off the phone), then go through the "select phone" procedure from the MFD for the next phone.
You are confusing the bluetooth connection with using the phone. You have TWO connections to consider here, the bluetooth between the car and the phone, and the phone connection with the cell system.
Pearl is a 2007 Driftwood Pearl Prius