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Old 04-13-2008, 12:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've had my Curve for about 1 month now and i just dont get it, Bluetooth connectivity sucks! I've read post after post saying that their Bluetooth headset doesnt connect or is just staticy. I have tried 3 different bluetooth headsets, a Plantronics 520, an older Motorola and RIMs own HS-655 and nothing but static as soon as I put it in my pocket, the Plantronics actually worked for a week fine when I got it. I use a Motorokr S9 to listen to my music and this works just fine, I can walk 20 feet away no problem, so whats the problem here? Every other phone I've owned I just bought a Bluetooth headset and it paired, it was that easy. Is this a hardware issue with Blackberry's. or firmware. I have upgraded, downgraded firmware (os) and no luck. If anyone can give me the magic answer here I would appreciate it. I have cleared the IT policy so there shouldnt be anything blocking the connection, there is no way as far as I can tell to see bluetooth signal strengh is there?

I might just have to goto Best Buy and purchase every bluetooth headset they have until I find one that works.
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a Plantronics 520, an older Motorola and RIMs own HS-655 and nothing but static as soon as I put it in my pocket,.
Don't put the BT headset in your pocket, place it in your ear!

Really though, over the past 4 or 5 BBs, and as many BT headsets, different brands, I have never had a static-y earpiece. I am guessing the BB in your pocket could be the issue. For one, that is not a great place to keep your BB. Never had a problem with one pairing, either.
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Old 04-13-2008, 05:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Haven't had an issue with my 8700,7290,8100 or 8800 except for one BT headset (forget which on). Except with the 8100 I get the same static if I put in pocket (don't do that often)
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Old 04-13-2008, 06:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I get static when my pearl is in my pocket as well.
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why would you put your phone in your pocket thats what they make holsters and clips for lol but no i had issues until i got this blue ant z9 and so far no issues at all
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i had similar problems when i got my BB 8310... turned out to be a hardware problem, replaced device and all is perfect now!!
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Old 05-02-2008, 12:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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why would you put your phone in your pocket thats what they make holsters and clips for lol but no i had issues until i got this blue ant z9 and so far no issues at all
it's also what they make pockets for.
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Old 05-02-2008, 12:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
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only if you like dust under your screen...
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Old 05-02-2008, 12:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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only if you like dust under your screen...
true true.

and pockets don't give you that much sought-after dork factor.

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