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      07-18-2006, 01:40 AM   #269
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Originally Posted by Gripster
I am looking at getting this phone. It looks awesome except for this issue. On the bimmerfest forum, some suggested that there is a setting to fix this to direct calls to the handset to an external headset (BMW). I looked up the manual and it describes how to do this on p67 of this PDF.

Can you give it a shot and report back? I need to buy a phone soon.

On page 67, I found how to direct sound when answering a call with a handsfree. This isn't the problem. The problem is when you make a call, it doesn't go to the handsfree (car), it stays in the phone. To me, having to hit more, transfer sound is useless for handsfree setup. That's the point of handsfree, it's supposed to be hands free.

I was able to make a call once and have the sound come from the car's speakers. I dialed from the phone instead of the steering wheel (using phone book). It only worked one time.

Don't get me wrong, I really like this phone and I'm not going to return it because of this. It's just disappointing. Especially since SE says to call BMW.
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