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Posted by Jean B. on April 12, 2006, 1:08 pm
I am wondering whether any of you have reports re various
phones and their compatibility with the Prius's system?  I
have to change phones, and am looking at Verizon's
Bluetooth-compatible phones.  It seems to me that very few of
them actually work in the Prius (IIRC), and the one that I was
thinking of switching to, which is Bluetooth-compatible (the
LG VX8100) is not in the list I found re phones that worked in
the Prius:


Yes, I am looking at the archives!  <g>  But now I realize
that I have forgotten to look in all my little booklets that
came with the car, so I will also do that....
Jean B.
nb:  ema*l--2 = z

Posted by Michelle Steiner on April 13, 2006, 4:51 am

Verizon bluetooth phones work very well with the Prius with the
exception that you can't upload the phone book to the car.

Personally, though, I find that a bluetooth headset works better than
the car's built-in bluetooth.  I hear better, and the other person hears
me better.

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Posted by Jean B. on April 13, 2006, 1:58 pm
 Michelle Steiner wrote:

All Verizon Bluetooth phones?  Looking at the
Toyota-compatible list(s) and what's available at Verizon, I
only see 1 (or two, if the 2006 info also pertains to the 2005
models) point of intersection.

Really!  That's discouraging.  Let me say I RARELY talk in the
car--hate it.  Do you think the built-in Bluetooth would be
adequate for very short conversations--like my daughter's
telling me to come pick her up?

Thanks, Michelle.

Jean B.
nb:  2 = z

Posted by patwayland on April 16, 2006, 5:20 pm
 I use the bluetooth built in all the time with my Ericckson phone, I
get much better clarity with this that with the phone itself. ,I love
the quick one-touch phone numbers on the screen, it uploaded my phone
numbers easily and I can receive call with just a push of the button on
the steering wheel.  This is one of my favorite features of the Pruis!

Posted by Michelle Steiner on April 16, 2006, 11:12 pm

That Toyota list is dated January of last year; there are many more
Verizon bluetooth phones released since then.

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