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monkmanusa 04-14-2006 07:59 PM

7130e Bluetooth Headset Echo for person speaking to me
Hi all,
My wife and I both purchased a 7130e and a pair of bluetooth headsets. We have now tried several different headsets - but we seem to have an "echo" problem when making a call to one another.
If I am NOT wearing the bluetooth headset on my 7130e - but my wife is and I call her from my 7130e to her 7130e when I speak - I hear myself echo a half second or so after I speak - it is quite disconcerting. That is, the person who is speaking to the person wearing the bluetooth headset hears the echo.
Now if I call my wife from a different phone - i.e. I use a land line and she is on the 7130e with the headset - then no echo.
Therefore if we are both speaking to one another on our 7130e's and we are BOTH wearing our bluetooth sets - then it sounds very strange.
This is REALLY weird - but it happens EVERYTIME.
Just wondering if anyone has heard of anything like this, whether there are software updates available for the 7130e to address bluetooth issues?
Any info would be great.

This is diffecult to tack down as the person using the 7130e with the bluetooth headset does not hear the echo - the person calling does.......

CMiddleton 04-15-2006 04:44 AM


I experienced the same problem with my Motorola Bluetooth Headset. In my case the people who called me also complained of an echo. After I turned my listening volume down, it solved the problem. The earpiece is in such close proximity to the microphone that it causes a loop effect, thus the echo.

This also explains why it happens to you and not your wife, she doesnt require the same amount of volume to hear.

Try turning the speaker on your BT down and see if it helps.

monkmanusa 04-15-2006 10:10 AM

Yeah tried that
Hi - thanks for the reply. I had actually got that recommendation from the tech at the cell phone dealership. So we tried - but you have to turn the volume down so low to prevent the echo that you can barely hear the person who is speaking to you.
We have now tried seven different bluetooth headsets - and everyone of them do this to varying degrees. That is, one one headset we can turn the handset volume down by three "bars" and we can hear no echo - or on others it has to go down almost to zero.
Weird thing is if we turn down the volume on the handset then if you adjust the volume on the earpiece (headset) - it turns the volume on the "handset" back up also...
Anyhow after going thru seven differnt ones we seem to have found one that almost least so far the Motorola H700 seems to create almost no echo - so I'll probably go with that (the Jabra BT500 was almost as good - though not quite....).
Hopefully we have a solution......
Thanks for your reply and suggestion.

PS. Did you mean turn down the volume on the "bluetooth headset" and turn "up" the volume on the " 7130e handset" or vice versa - cos we were told to try it the other way round (i.e. vice versa)....?

Raven 04-15-2006 12:54 PM

have you tryied to trun on the Automatic Volume Control?
In Phone Mode > options > enhanced audio

I have a 7130e & a plantronics 320, i have not noticed any echo or have people calling me.

fishmjo 05-30-2006 04:21 PM

I have exact same problem...I've tried many headsets and the people always complain of echo regardless if they are on land line or cell phone. I'm trying to decide if I should give up on bluetooth with my 7130e or try again.

I was thinking to try the Jabra JX10 or the HS850.

Can anyone tell me how these work in regards to echo???


rohardi 05-31-2006 10:32 AM

The issue is not with the bluetooth. It's with the 7130. If you are having the same issue I am having on my 7130. I will be on a call with someone, they will get a echo in there ear when they talk. So they here themself. I have no issues on my end. I get this problem with or with out bluetooth, land line or cell phone on any network. This started about 2 months ago. I swaped out the phone with verizon, and still have the issue. So after I called them back to tell them that I was having the same issue, they told me to press *** send after every call that I had this problem with so they could look at what tower and trumping group to see if it was a network issue. After about a week they called me to tell me that it wasn't the network, so it must be the phone.So they are sending me out a new phone. P.S. this wil be the 4th time I will be swaping out my 7130 and I'm Getting sick of this!!!!!!!!!!!

lsbuffs 05-31-2006 11:42 AM

I have been experiencing the same issue with echo for about 2months. Doesn't have anything to do with Bluetooth in my case. The person I'm talking to will tell me they can hear themselves echo....neither of us will be using Bluetooth.

It's very frustrating and intermittent. I find myself putting off important calls until I can do so from a landline so my caller doesn't have to deal with this embarrasing problem. I called Verizon and they told me they couldn't do anything and I'd have to bring the phone into the store. In their usual fashion, they act like I'm the only one who ever reported such an issue.

IanHummel 06-01-2006 09:02 AM

I have a BB 8700G and have this problem as well. Whenever I use the headset, whoever I'm talking to gets an echo of themselves. This only happens when I'm using the headset. If I'm in the middle of the call and I turn off the headset and go back to my phone, the echo is gone. Pain in the damn ass if you ask me.

Nubian 06-11-2006 12:41 PM

The Plantronics 320 has worked the best for me on both BB 7250 and 7130e. Motorola headsets have echos (the 2 I tried-don't remember the models)...

$tockmarket 07-09-2006 12:23 PM

We're having the problem too and it has nothing to do with Bluetooth. Very embarrassing when you use this as a business phone. BTW, we got the same response from Verizon, "not the network, must be the phone". Well we received new phones with the same old problem. If you're hovering and reading this, and have the same problem post! Verizon and BB need to know this is epidemic.

DINide 07-09-2006 09:16 PM

i've heard that moto BT headsets dont do too well with BBs. jabra and plantronics seem to be favorites.

Echo3 07-12-2006 01:38 AM

I do not have this problem with my 7130e from VZW.

FlyingElvis 07-12-2006 05:55 AM


Originally Posted by Echo3
I do not have this problem with my 7130e from VZW.

Same here.

I use the Motorola H700. Great device. I love how opening and closing the boom automatically connects or disconnects.

f.cataldo 07-12-2006 08:29 AM

I am having the same echo problem with my Verizon 7130. They have replaced the handset three times and the problem persists. Technical support told me to dial *** after each problem call, and they would get back to me. It has been several days, and I have not heard back from them and I am not optimistic that they will solve or acknowledge the problem.

The problem makes the 7130 useless for telephone calls. I have re-activated my old 7250 - works perfectly.

I am going to push Verizon to take the unit back.

fireman 07-12-2006 10:15 AM

I don't have any problems with my 7130e with vzw and I use bt all the time. I switched from plantronics to the flamingo and nxzen and both work flawlessly.

Crupp 07-12-2006 04:14 PM

I just recieved my second phone for the echo problem. I too was getting the problem with or without the headset. I am going to try the new phone with my Plantronics 510 to see if the problem is fixed.

Verizon fought me until my last call when the tech could here himself talking!!

PCDoctor 07-12-2006 10:57 PM

Verizon 7130 echo
The echo issue described here is the same we have on a large number of 7130 devices we have. We also started having problems with not being able to adjust the volume (thumbwheeel) during a call. The only work-around is you can reset the device by talking out the battery.

Everything seems to work for a day or two max after a reset. Verizon is telling us the same B.S. It's not their network, it must be the phone. We have swapped out no less than 6 devices this week. Several of these have been swapped out more than once in the past week or two. The problem continues to exist. Some right out of the box. Interesting part is that the problem started to surface about two months ago (like several others reported here too). Our environment has a mixture of Verizon (70%), Cingular 20% and T-Mobile (10%). Only the Verizon 7130 phones seem have a consistant echo issue.

V E R I Z O N .... Are you listening to your users???

$tockmarket 07-23-2006 07:56 PM

So sorry to hear the troubles but so glad folks are finally posting. I was beginning to think my business partner and I just had bad luck when it came to the 7130e.


twoods 07-28-2006 03:33 PM

Can't connect to Plantronics 320
My 7130g can't even find my Plantronics 320. The plantronics worked with my 7100 but doesn't with the 7130g.

What could I be doing wrong??

ferngolf 07-30-2006 07:05 AM

Same problem with echo here.
Just got replacement unit today and will let you know if echo goes away.
Everyone I talk to, BT or handset hates my phone.

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