Originally Posted by njguy
no...these are great questions, but unfortunatley the answer is yes to all of them.
could it be that tmo doesnt work as well as cingular? thats a stupid question but not sure what else to look at?
im running 22.214.171.124
I was running a Pearl on Cingular 126.96.36.199 and I had to manually connect each time to have the phone answer with the car's speakers and/or to dial out using the keypad.
It didn't matter if it was set to trusted, address book transfer or anything.
You may not want to hear this, but the 8800 (Cingular) works perfectly with my 2006 RR Sport. It connects every time (automatically) when I enter the vehicle. It answers all calls through the car's speakers and puts the phone number on my dash, and I can call out using the voice command and/or the keypad.
If you have the ability and the bluetooth is your main desire for this phone, you may want to try a Cingular 8800 (or buy one off of ebay and have it unlocked to run it on T-Mobile). I have had great success with mine. Obviously it might just be me, but I would give the 8800 a try if you can.
Let us know how it goes and best of luck.