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Old 07-31-2007, 01:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there a way to use the ear piece (the one that plugs in) with the Blackberry when it is still in the holster?

Also, if I would buy a blue tooth one would I be able to use that in the holster?

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Old 07-31-2007, 01:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, and Yes.

Any decent case will have a hole for the earpiece plug, and bluetooth doesn't care.
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Both types (wired and Bluetooth) can be used while the BlackBerry is holstered.
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Old 07-31-2007, 01:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well, I will pile on the answer. Yes, I wear my BT headset w/ the phone in my holster. The BT plays a BT tone when the phone rings.
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Even with a holster with the "sleep mode" magnet?
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Old 07-31-2007, 02:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Oh, even so.
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yes

i have the genuine BB holster and i can listen to music and answer calls all while in the holster, BT or wired
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I had better be more careful then! I have been under the impression that I would be "safe" with the pearl in a magnet holster. If I'm in court any any music goes off, or ringing from a bluetooth headset, the judge will have a new phone and I'll be back at T-Mobile!
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That's why I ordered the Seidio holster.
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Old 07-31-2007, 02:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I had better be more careful then! I have been under the impression that I would be "safe" with the pearl in a magnet holster. If I'm in court any any music goes off, or ringing from a bluetooth headset, the judge will have a new phone and I'll be back at T-Mobile!
I know about all this. And I teach students too.

Your best bet is to turn the phone off.

Here in San Francisco the fed judge clerks command that all phones be turned off, not put on silent, not put on vibrate only. They command this because the judges do not like cell phones going off and lawyers make mistakes in thinking the phones are on silent mode.

Most other courts I have been in now require phones to be turned off.

So I would not risk that you properly set the phone to vibrate, etc. Better to turn the phone off.

To emphasize the point I had one student play a gag with me. I gave her an old phone which she put in her purse. I then surreptitiously called her real phone during class. I walked up, said hand me her ringing phone [really the old one I gave her] and I then hammered the sheet out of it with a gavel that I take to class. Students were alarmed and point was made. Never heard a phone go off the entire semester.

Point: turn off the phone.

Bonus Comment: The cornier the ringtone, the madder the Judge will get. E.g., "Here come da judge, ha, ha, ha, here come da judge, ho, ho, ho."

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Glock, you are an attorney?

There is a BIG difference between "asleep" as in your magnetized holster, and off or on vibrate or silent. The holster has nothing at all to do with the state of your ringing or vibration, etc.

Do as San Fran advised.
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Adjust the profile for the "in holster" settings to vibrate only, not vibrate & ring.
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Glock, you are an attorney?

There is a BIG difference between "asleep" as in your magnetized holster, and off or on vibrate or silent. The holster has nothing at all to do with the state of your ringing or vibration, etc.

Do as San Fran advised.
I'm a prosecutor. Kind of like the red headed stepchild of the attorneys.

I think I'll be OK if I go to my profiles and set everything to vibrate when in the holster.

I am going to try this for a while outside of court for a while to make sure.
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i never understood this logic. cell phones are meant to be used to communicate. suppose there is an emergency with the kids, or your parents or ANYBODY, whats the point of paying for a cell phone if you cannot be contacted in an emergency? i see it as just because i go into a courtroom or a classroom or wherever, it doesnt mean im no longer 'alive' to the outside world. back 2 years ago my professor allowed us to have our cell phones in class and he didnt mind if we stepped out of the room to take the call. he let us do it cuz he told us a story that 3 years ago, he was teaching and his phone was turned off and come to find out later in the day, his wife had a stroke and his 9 year old daughter kept calling and calling him to come home and bring her to the hospital but because his phone was off, it was no use and the ambulance brought her to the hospital. he came home not knowing what happened and forgot to turn back on his cell and when he finally turned on his cell, he checked his voicemails. the daughter is 9 and panicking so she didnt know to leave on the voicemail what hospital they were in. by the time he found out where, he got there and his wife passed away. and ever since then, that story stuck with him and everyone he told, cell phones are meant for communicating.

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Crypto, I am saddened at the professor's loss. They should have taught the child to call 911. I know that is the first number we taught our (now) seven year old, even before we taught her our home number.

That said--The classroom and the courtroom are domains of those in charge (the teacher/professor and judge). They make the rules, and have every right and privilege of doing so.

@glockshooter--prosecute them all--let the judge and God sort it out later.
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Crypto, I am saddened at the professor's loss. They should have taught the child to call 911. I know that is the first number we taught our (now) seven year old, even before we taught her our home number.

That said--The classroom and the courtroom are domains of those in charge (the teacher/professor and judge). They make the rules, and have every right and privilege of doing so.

@glockshooter--prosecute them all--let the judge and God sort it out later.
she did call 911, thats how the ambulance got there, the point was she could not get in contact with her father.
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OK, so far so good. I went to profiles and set ever single option to vibrate and mute when in holster. I've been walking around for a couple of days and have not heard a peep while it is holstered. So I figure that as long as I keep it holstered in court I'll be ok.
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