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Posted by HH on February 7, 2005, 8:13 pm
Has anyone had experience trying to upload the telephone numbers from a
Motorola MPx220 cell phone to the Prius hands-free system? I have had
problems. The Prius manual suggests that an entire phone book can be
transferred, but I can select only one number at a time in the MPx220
contact list. I have been successful in transferring a few contacts one at a
time, but I've had problems even with that. Any suggestions would be most
appreciated. Many thanks.

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Posted by Michelle Steiner on February 7, 2005, 9:21 pm

The Prius can handle receiving multiple numbers at a time, but that
phone model (and many other phones) can send only one number at a time.  
It's a limitation of the phone.

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Posted by Bob Karolak on July 18, 2005, 3:20 am
 How did you get the MPx220 to send a correct number?  When I tried one
contact at a time, the Prius received the contact name but instead of the
phone number, it displays several vertical bars.

Thanks for any help you can give!


Posted by mrv@kluge.net on July 18, 2005, 4:20 pm
 The Prius will display all those vertical bars if you send over a
telephone number with any of these three characters:

So, you'll have to re-write your address book/contact list on your
phone to just have the string of numbers, without the pretty ()-
characters.  Then it'll transfer over to the Prius correctly.

(There is a pause character that'll transfer properly, but I don't
recall what that character is.)

Also note that the Prius will only take the first number entry for a
name.  So, be careful if that first entry is someone's fax number!  If
you have several numbers for one person, you'll want to separate them
out into something like:
John Doe H
John Doe W
John Doe C
Instead of a home/work/cell number for your friend John Doe all in one
name entry.

Posted by Bob Karolak on July 19, 2005, 1:23 am
 I've tried editing the numbers, but Outlook has the phone number format
(999) 999-9999 as a default that, at least I, can't seem to change.

Is there a way to change the Outlook format?

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