Wired in cell phone

Did anyony install their cell phone using the prewired setup in MB (ML or C280)?

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You mean to say the type with aerial and amplifier in place. Usually that type of install requires a controller interface and cradle. What did your dealer say about the cars configuration.
Usually they can figure it out just from the chassis number.
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For full integration, you would have to buy the phone through your dealer. Although it is a generic Motorola StarTac or V-series phone, it has to have the MB firmware in it before it will communicate with the vehicle, and that will cost you an extra $1,600. There are some people I know of that have installed their own hands-free kit and tapped into the built-in mic and speaker of the Teleaid system and the radio's mute line. I also understand that a new "universal" connection is going to be made available that will allow retro-fitting of certain non-MB cell phones to the system, but I have not actually seen this yet.
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Where can I find information to install a hands free kit? TIA, Al

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Like I mentioned, if you want the official MB integrated version, you'll need to go to your dealer. If you aren't concerned about OEM integration with the radio and/or Teleaid system, then you can install any aftermarket model that's compatible with your phone. I have a Kyocera phone and the handsfree kit is a "portable" unit that simply plugs into the 12V port in the car. For some phone models, you can get a fully installed kit that has a "dock" for the phone and the speaker and mic are somewhat more hidden. Some of these also offer external antenna connections as well. If you want to go the non-MB route, I'd check first with your cell phone manufacturer. Also, you might look into www.cellport.com. If you have a supported phone, they are supposed to be the top-of-the-line in aftermarket handsfree kits.
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http://www.mbnz.org/publications/pub.asp?id 3
http://home.earthlink.net/~phdwebsite/V60i%20phone.htm
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