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bluetooth phones and passenger: irritation over "safety" feature

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Posted by windwatcher on May 26, 2006, 11:56 pm

We just got the car which is great except for this "safety" feature
which is attempting to protect something that does not need protecting.
Two of us take drives together.  Is there any way to disable the
"disable telephone" features while moving.  The passenger would prefer
to try out the features while the vehicle is moving instead of wasting
time sitting in the driveway reading the book with the power on.  It is
NOT the driver who wants to do this so why shouldn't we be able to do
so. Suggestions appreciated.

Posted by kari on May 27, 2006, 1:52 am

Upload your phonebook from your phone to the car, then you can set up to 18
numbers for one touch dialing. The one-touch dialing works while the car is


Posted by windwatcher on May 27, 2006, 10:38 am

Will try it.  Two people will load their phonebooks into the car and
we'll share Speed Dials.  Any experience with loading two
phones/dismounting/re-loading easily?  Thanks.

Posted by mrv@kluge.net on May 28, 2006, 4:15 pm

There are two phonebooks in the Prius, each of which can store up to
500 contacts (one number each).  You can register up to 4 phones.
You'll have to select which phone to connect to, though, or it'll
default to the last used phone.

There are 18 "One-touch dial" numbers, but you really can only program
17 of them.  position #6 is reserved for the last received call's
number.   The one-touch dial numbers are programmed out of your
phonebook.  (I'm not sure if there is only 1 set of 1-touch dial
numbers, or 1 set per phonebook.  I haven't needed more than the 6 on
page 1...)

Note that the above information is for a 2004 US Prius.  The 2006, with
the new display and the Bluetooth not requiring the Navigation system,
might be a little different.

Posted by DAPOPE on June 17, 2006, 10:05 pm

you can also dial from the phone. You'll still talk through the hands free
system. Kind funky since you cant hear it ring in the speaker. You'll just
hear a "hello?" when the person answeres. However, the screen will also tell
you when it's connected.

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