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Old 03-18-2007, 08:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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does your 8100c pair up well with your car bluetooth?
im banging my head against the wall to find one that does.

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Old 03-18-2007, 08:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Same issue with me. Just had them install new software at the dealer. Let you know if it works in about a week.
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Old 03-19-2007, 10:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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does your 8100c pair up well with your car bluetooth?
im banging my head against the wall to find one that does.

thnx
Wow - so you have a Range Rover!!!!! I'm really impressed now......
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Old 03-19-2007, 10:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hi,

Mine works tickety boo with my Sony Ericsson HCB300 car kit.

Can't see why it wouldn't work with most bluetooth kits - I think that the Pearl uses the newer version of Bluetooth but am not sure if it is completely backward compatible.

I had this problem when I went from a Moto V3 to a Moto V3i and my older HCB30 the V3i wouldn't connect automatically so I had to upgrade. Managed to get hold of the newer HCB300 from eBay for around 40 quid so just had to change the hardware box and the call switch thingy I didn't have to worry about changing the Mic.

Probably the best idea is speak to your local Range Rover dealer to find out what you need then get looking on eBay!

How old is your car and is it a manufacturer supplied car kit?

If it is more than a couple of years old you may have to upgrade.

HTH

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Old 03-19-2007, 10:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
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No experience of the Range Rover, but I can say that some supposedly "luxury" vehicles have very poor car kit implementations. A friend has a Porsche Carrera S. This has a little tray in which you put your SIM card and the phone functions can be accessed through the main console. Sounds OK, but this means that you probably want to have two-sims with a multi-sim contract. Therefore you have an extra cost and you have to keep your contacts synced to the second SIM - what a nightmare! Not only that, but the sound only comes through the left-hand side speaker. OK if you are in a left-hand drive country but not so good in the UK where we drive on the right which makes it difficult to hear calls. The person who has this wishes he bought a bluetooth car kit like he has on his other car - much cheaper and also better in quality than the factory system costing a lot more money!

I have a Parrot CK3100 in my car and it works ok with the Pearl. The main gripe I have is that all of the different numbers for contacts become separated. In other words if I have work, home and mobile for a contact three separate entries appear on my car kit display. This means that if the person has a very long name I can't see which number I'm dialling until I press the green button! I don't know whether "pushing" my numbers to the Parrot with object-push would solve this - anyone know?

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Old 03-19-2007, 12:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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my Pearl Works with my Range Rover Sport Perfectly! its a 56 PLate 2007 Model with the inbuilt Bluetooth kit.

no problemo!

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Old 03-19-2007, 05:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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which carrier do you use?
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tmo or cingular.

just wondering if their phones are configured differently
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