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Old 11-29-2005, 09:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an audi with hands free blue tooth. when I enter the car, the phone links up with the car and is functional. However, every 30 seconds my car thinks a call is coming in and rings. Again, I did not have this issue with my 7100. Any thoughts on why this is happening and how to stop it?

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please give me their 800 number. Probably get better customer service.
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I have an 8700 Bluetooth problem with my Acura RL. The BT connection establishes itself, then is lost, then reestablishes itself, then is lost again, and so on. I assume that the 8700 that I have is defective and I plan to replace it. My 7100t works fine.
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No problems here with BMW or Lexus.
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I have an Audi with the same issue on my 8700 that was fine with my 7100
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I cannot keep this phone if I can't get the bluetooth to stop making my car "ring" like it's getting a telephone call every 30 seconds. If anyone can think of any way to control this, please let us know.

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I am going to take a wild guess, but the major difference between the 8700 and the 7100 is the ability added in 4.1 to suppor the address book. However, the way it does this appears to be to create a link into the phones address book and to actually operate using the phones address book. There may be an issue in the Audi unit where it is detecting the attempt to link the address book but for some reason it can't and it keeps trying thus triggering the ringing you are experiencing. You really need to find out what is happening so it can be fixed on either the RIM end or the Audi's end.
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You might try to disable the phonebook transfer in the Bluetooth Options- just a thought if John is onto something.

Did you make it a trusted device after pairing?
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I Made it trusted and disabled the address book-I've tried everything. I even went into the modules under the applications list which has various adjustments but this didn't make a difference.
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It sounds like you are down to getting with RIM's tech support and making them aware of the problem. The 8700 uses version 2.0 of the Bluetooth standard and it is supposed to be backward compatible with 1.1 and 1.2 devices but it appears that in the case of some in car systems it is not. Maybe there engineers can contact the vendors of the in-car systems to ascertain why they are not and fix the problem. In the meantime, don't use the in-car system, just get a good Bluetooth headset.
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Abandoning the car bluetooth is not on option for me.
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Frankly, with the 7100 or 7290, you are limited to just the audio portion on the cars Bluetooth. A headset can easily replace the speaker and mic in the car. With the 8700, the addition of the address book makes it more desirable to connect to the car system. However, if you just want the car's audio system you will need to go back to the 7290 or 7100 for now.
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The audi a6 has a fantastic bluebooth for voice, including voice dialing, auto stereo mute when a call comes in and steering wheel dial and volume controls. That cannot be replaced by an earpiece. I was already on the fence due to the 8700 keyboard which is a step back from sure type. I am having a tough tine leaving the 7100 series, unfortunately.
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The other option: BMW. It works great with the 2006 3-series factory Bluetooth system and BMW uses a Motorola Bluetooth module. All the convenience features you describe are there and work as intended. Sorry.

And you've verified it works ok with a Bluetooth headset?
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Yes it is definitely an audi issue. And I love the Audi!
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As I said above, I have an 8700 Bluetooth problem with my Acura RL. The BT connection establishes itself, then is lost, then reestablishes itself, then is lost again, and so on. I assume that the 8700 that I have is defective and I plan to replace it. My 7100t works fine.

The Audi problem may be related because it is an intermittent issue. Something is happening at regular intervals. Perhaps it's the same thing that makes the phone in Audi cars ring and makes my Acura Bluetooth disconnect. I seem to be able to hold on to a connection for about 30 seconds but it varies. I haven't timed it.

I agree that a Bluetooth earpiece is no substitute for the car's Hands Free Link.

There are various problems with the 8700 but it's only been out for a few days. RIM and Cingular will issue a firmware update in the near future that will address some or all of the points that are being raised in this forum.
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Are you willing to wait?
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Not sure. I am really happy with my 7100t with OS 3.8. I know people complain about the 7100t, but they have upgraded their OS to 4.0. Those of us who stayed with OS 3.8 are happy with the device. My main reason for wanting an 8700 is the fast browsing, which I am pleased with. But other than that, there seem to be no real advantages to the 8700 for me.
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My 7100 crashes all the time, but overall I am pleased with the form factor and the bluetooth works great. I like edge and the better processor on the 8700 but I do not like its keyboard. Big trade offs either way, but I need the bluetooth to work or it's not even an option.
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