Hi, Just picked up an Atomic Blue Ex with the Navi package. Its a great car so far. So today I pared my Blackberry 8900 with the system without any issue. So I decided to try a call from it. The call quality was not that great. There seems to be alot of elctrical buzz on the bluetooth connection. Using the phonein the car without bluetooth does not exhibit the issue.
Now I have to admit I have not tried this out on the road and this was in my garage with the engine off (well tried it with the engine on too) So I'm not sure if this is just an issue because its in the garage and close to my homes WiFi or if its something that other users have noticed ?
Any comments on how well bluetooth performs is much appreciated
Yeah the wifi is secured. I'm going to try it away from home and may be with a different phone as well to see if it is the phone. The phone has worked with other handsfree systems before without issue but I'm not ruling it out just yet
The actual noise is not observed on/in the car side of the call, so I can hear the caller fine. Its audible only on the other persons side.
I've got the same blackberry and had the same comments from people I was speaking with. All I could come up with was: when I'm driving, the interference isn't there - it only happens when slowed down or stopped.
On a somewhat related note, any idea how to get the system to store contacts transferred from a blackberry? It did it once, but the next day the contacts weren't in the system (bb was still paired, though).
Oh ok thats good to know that it might be just the phone or when stopped. I'll play around with it some more today.
Weird that it deleted the contacts was the battery disconnected may be at some point ? To store the contacts what I did was after pairing go to the navi screen and hit the info button or say "Information". The go to Cellular Phonebook and import cellular phonebook. There is an option to delete it so could someone else have deleted ? Also I think that there are two phonebook entries for user 1 and user 2 may be it is in the other user ?
For me once imported I also copied them over to the HFL by selecting the phone number. This was much easier and less error prone when trying to add a contact via HFL. I then deleted the phonebook after I had done that and the imported numbers were still available in HFL
Also I'm getting XM Radio installed by the dealer tmrw so I'm going to ask them about the noise and I'll finally find out how that looks in the Navi as well.
Ok so after taking it on a run for the purpose of testing the bluetooth. I think I can conclude for me anyway it was the environment it was in, namely the garage that was causing the interference. Not only do I have Wifi I also have a Solar Inverter in the garage so I'm sure that was putting out some electrical noise.
So anyway I managed to place calls ,stationary and at speed and did not have that electrical interference as before.
Also I think I might have an answer to your disappearing phonebook question. I noticed that if I turn BT on from my phone, it takes the Navi a little while for it to realize its connected to the same phone, even when the BT icon is on the navi screen. If you hit the HFL button too quick it seems to want to go into pairing mode or the tutorial mode, and at the same time it did not recognize the dial <name> command. However after a few more seconds it realized it had previously been paired and was fine. So that might have been the issue you experienced
I am not the brightest bulb on the tree when it comes to this stuff. Kept my first cell for 8 years before I knew about changing phones.
Anyway, paired my Iphone without any problem, no static or any other noise. Still playing with how loud the phone rings through the speakers, otherwise a great set-up. I had dealer install the XM, channel 46 is great (giving away my age with that). Also had the fogs installed. I do not regret any of the add ons.
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