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Old 07-19-2006, 09:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Preserve Battery Life with Bluetooth Headset

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Ok, based on the poll I placed here:
...showthread.php?p=269014#post269014 (it won't let me paste the URL)

I bought the Plantronics 640 headset, yesterday. I figure I will try it out and take it back if I don't like it.

I am just curious of how to preserve battery life (for the headset and the phone). I have an 8700c.

When I am not expecting a call - I assume it is best to leave the headset off. Is it also best to turn off Bluetooth on the phone? And then activate it (and turn on the headset) each time I want to use it?

When I get a phone call, will I be able to easily activate bluetooth and transfer the call? (I guess I just escape back to home screen, turn on bluetooh, then turn on headset and press the button to transfer the call)

The question mainly is, is it worth turning off the 8700 bluetooth - does leaving it on hurt the 8700 battery life, much?

BTW, my Plantronics came with a dead AAA battery - haha, good job guys!