I have Bluetooth in both my Dodges and love it. Somewhere Dodge has a
list of tested phones that are compatible with Mopars U-Connect
bluetooth. I have a Treo 650 and a Treo 700 which both work great.
The first time you use your phone with your car you have to do whats
called Pairing. It's a way for your truck and phone to initialize
communication. Normally you enter a 4 digit code into the phone and use
voice commands to enter the same code into the U-Connect on your truck.
Once thats done you won't have to do that again.
Once paired you push the U-Connect button (Normally on your mirror) and
follow the voice prompts to store names and phone numbers, dial a
number, call a particular name etc.
Do you currently have cell phone service? If you already have sprint I
can tell you how to get a bargain on the phone of your choice. I got a
Treo 650 last year for $100. Typical price for a Treo is $400-$500 or
with contract about $300 or so. Along with being a phone it also has
internet browsing, email, and views many windows files etc.
Thanks Miles. I'm going to go with Cingular as it seems to be the carrier of
choice in the area of FL I'll be running around in. Also it works well along
I-95. As for phones, I really don't have any desire for all the bells and
whistles. I've been looking hard at a motorola V 365. Seems to be well
thought of going by the review's I've read. But, I've more looking to do.
Take a look at this site from Dodge. It has some good info and a list
of compatible bluetooth phones. It lists the V360 but not the V365 but
most likely its just not up to date with newer phones.
Suddenly, without warning, Roy exclaimed (09-Jan-07 3:14 AM):
What's the charger's bluetooth for? Built-in handsfree for the cell?
But yea, follow the instructions, probably for the phone's bluetooth,
you'll have to turn it on and get the two to talk to each other. Once
they 'recognize' each other, you're golden. I think.
But something to remember about bluetooth: If your phone has it on and
you're carrying it around - in a crowd, perhaps - it'll likely connect
to any other bluetooth device around. This is how cellphones get
viruses. So remember to turn bluetooth off when not using it.
I got a bluetooth headset, but never really use it, so the above is
about my total experience with the technology.
Turn on your phones Bluetooth - it's off by default. Go to Bluetooth
devices and let it search. It will find the Bluetooth receiver in the car.
Have it "paired" and you're done. My son uses his in his Cjarger all the
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