02-05-2007, 03:26 PM
| | Re: Bluetooth headsets
On Fri, 2 Feb 2007 21:44:19 -0000, "John Mason" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>"Steven Campbell" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> Will any Bluetooth headset work with any Bluetooth enabled phone?
>> I thought BT was a standard that would work with any other BT device but
>> on looking through eBay for a BT headset, most if not all state the
>> headset is compatible with phones X, Y & Z. Or is that just a marketing
>> ploy by the sellers.
>Marketing ploy I suspect though there may be some specific issues between
>certain phones and certain headsets.
Specific example: Motorola car jobbie HF800 and SE v800 phone. They
pair up but if a call is answered, the Mo thinks it stays connected to
the cal so cannot answer a followon call unless reset!. And if a call
is missed on the SE, the SE itself won't do anything useful over
bluetooth until the message is cleared from the phone - which is SO
useful as handsfree in a car!
>Even Nokia have now got the hang of Bluetooth now.
Methinks you diss the big N unfairly. I've gone through 3 different BT
units and the Noks (6310i - possibly the best phone ever) and a 9300
both work well with all of them. Can't say that for SE or an old
Siemens. It is a pain that standards exist but few manufacturers can
be arsed to comply or fix. The SE/Mo problem was kicked out by both:
"we support only our own stuff working to our own stuff".
As for what works with your phone - get thee to a mob shop and play
with the gear! Or try a Parrot - v. good compatible BT vendor.
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