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Okay--now I finally have to admit that maybe my Motorola StarTac has reached the end of its limited lifespan. Plus, quite frankly, I was getting a little tired of wise cracks such as "where does the little crank go?" Since I just replaced its battery and it still won't hold a charge it's time to send it to that little cell phone grave yard (i.e. recycling center) and purchase a Bluetooth phone that will work with the Prius.

Now my question, I've heard that not all Bluetooth phones work with the Prius--does anyone know which ones do? I use Sprint PCS for my cell phone service.

Thanks folks! And thanks for the all the helpful (and funny!) responses to my AM radio question.
 

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If ease of getting your cell's phonebook moved into the Prius is an issue, here's one small insight: phones that send each entry only as a 'business card' (my Nokia 6230 for example) work one-at-a-time.

If the specs on a potential phone are available, try to find out if it can send the contents of the phonebook all together. I'm not sure how that's specified on the phones that do it well.

My phone does OK, but it's a pain to load the entries individually so I'm pretty-much doing without...
 

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What Michele usually says....

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http://www.alldata.com/tsb/Toyota/11053 ... index.html
or
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/toy ... 001-05.zip
Nokia N-Gage (note - handset freezes when calling "911")
Nokia 3600/3650 (note - handset freezes when calling "911")
Nokia 6310i
Nokia 3620/3660 (note - handset freezes when calling "911")
Nokia 6600 (note - handset freezes when calling "911")
Nokia 6620 (note - handset freezes when calling "911")
Nokia 6820 (note - handset freezes when calling "911")
Sony Ericsson T68i (AT&T only tested)
Sony Ericsson T610 & T616
Sony Ericsson T637
Sony Ericsson z600
Siemens SX1
Siemens S55/56
Motorola V600
Motorola V710 (needs firmware update)
phone features, networks, etc. are in table form...

http://www.toyota.com/html/bluetooth/im ... ctions.pdf
Nokia 6310i (guide)
Sony Ericsson T608/T610 (guide)
(older versions of this PDF used to have the Sony Ericsson t68i listed, I
think in place of the T608/T610)

http://toyota.letstalk.com/bluetooth/bt_userguides.htm
Motorola RAZR (guide)
Motorola V505 (guide)
Motorola V551 (guide)
Motorola V600 (guide)
Nokia 3600 (guide)
Nokia 3620 (guide)
Nokia 3650 (guide)
Nokia 3660 (guide)
Nokia 6230 (guide)
Nokia 6600 (guide)
Nokia 6620 (guide)
Nokia 6820 (guide)
Nokia 7610 (guide)
Siemens S56 (guide)
Siemens S66 (guide)
Sony Ericsson T608 (guide)
Sony Ericsson T610 (guide)
Sony Ericsson T616 (guide)
Sony Ericsson T637 (guide)
 

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Re: What Michele usually says....

Toyota has revised this TSB. Unfortunately, it's too long and big in file size to fit in the usual TSB storage location of the toyota-prius-sat1 yahoogroup. :(

http://www.alldata.com/tsb/Toyota/11165 ... index.html

US TSB EL001-05. May 20, 2005 Revision. BLUETOOTH COMPATIBLE CELLULAR
PHONES. 2004-2005 Land Cruiser and Prius. (Lists compatible Bluetooth cellular phones, and functions/features/networks/drawbacks by cellular phone model.)

Motorola RAZR
Motorola V80
Motorola V500
Motorola V505
Motorola V551
Motorola V600
Motorola V710
Nokia N-Gage
Nokia 3600/3650
Nokia 3620/3660
Nokia 6230
Nokia 6260
Nokia 6310i
Nokia 6600
Nokia 6620
Nokia 6650
Nokia 6810
Nokia 6820
Nokia 7600
Nokia 7610
Nokia 9810
Panasonic X70
Sharp GX-15
Sharp GX-30
Siemens S55/56
Siemens S65
Siemens SX1
Sony Ericsson K700i
Sony Ericsson P800/900
Sony Ericsson T68i
Sony Ericsson T610 & T616
Sony Ericsson T630
Sony Ericsson T637
Sony Ericsson Z600


for other Bluetooth info from Toyota:

http://www.toyota.com/html/bluetooth/im ... ctions.pdf

Nokia 6310i (guide)
Sony Ericsson T608/T610 (guide)
(older versions of this PDF used to have the Sony Ericsson t68i listed, I think in place of the T608/T610)


http://toyota.letstalk.com/bluetooth/bt_userguides.htm

Motorola RAZR (guide)
Motorola V505 (guide)
Motorola V551 (guide)
Motorola V600 (guide)
Nokia 3600 (guide)
Nokia 3620 (guide)
Nokia 3650 (guide)
Nokia 3660 (guide)
Nokia 6230 (guide)
Nokia 6600 (guide)
Nokia 6620 (guide)
Nokia 6820 (guide)
Nokia 7610 (guide - coming soon)
Siemens S56 (guide)
Siemens S66 (guide)
Sony Ericsson T608 (guide)
Sony Ericsson T610 (guide)
Sony Ericsson T616 (guide)
Sony Ericsson T637 (guide)
 

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You may be happier just getting a bluetooth headset. The sound quality will be better. I found no great advantage to using the Prius phone system with my Treo (even when it worked).

This may be of interest though. Palm/Sprint has updated the phone to work better with the Prius. I haven't updated my phone yet so i can't say if it works or not.

http://www.treocentral.com/content/Stories/618-1.htm
 

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I just updated this morning and it does seem to work better. The signal strength is now shown on the MFD but I haven't checked to see if the dropped call with call waiting problem has been improved. Anyway, you have to re-pair with the Prius after doing the update but that goes very smoothly now (you don't have to make a call to force the pairing). Overall the update is worth the effort and I love the Sprint Treo 650. Having a phone/PDA combined is very useful and being able to play MP3s and easily check e-mails is a plus.
 

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It appears that the dropped call problem has been resolved as well on the Sprint Treo 650. From what I can tell, known problems have been been corrected and it is now fully compatible with the Prius car kit.
 

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Re: Bluetooth

kb5jsu said:
I have a Motorola V710 (Verizon) and it work flawlessly for me :D
However, were you able to upload the phonebook.javascript:emoticon(':?:')
Question

This appears to be the only way to put telephone numbers (along with displayed names or numbers) into the Prius.

Various messages have stated that Verizon has disabled this feature.

I have also read that one can use a Bluetooth enabled laptop, although I have not (yet) tried that. There are detailed instructions on Yahoo Prius-2G list. I, for one would be interested in confirmation from those that have used that technique.

Thanks in Advance, Bob (Prius expected in in the next week or so!javascript:emoticon(':)')
Smile)
 

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I have Nextel as my service provider, the only Bluetooth phone they offer is the Motorola I605 or a Blackberry. I was going to get the I605 but I do not see it listed anywhere on this thread.

Will it work in my Prius?
 
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