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      09-02-2008, 11:04 AM   #1
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this has probably been asked before, but what does a phone icon in the nav display mean? it's a little phone icon to the left of the signal strength icon at the bottom of the nav display -- i can't seem to find a reference anywhere in the manual.

also, my balckberry curve worked fine for the first two months and now it only works once in a while (i can't access my contact list any longer and the blutooth connection drops). anyone else have this problem? predictably, bmw wasys the curve from verizon isn't officially supported.

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I think the phone icon is supposed to mean you have a missed call?
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this has probably been asked before, but what does a phone icon in the nav display mean? it's a little phone icon to the left of the signal strength icon at the bottom of the nav display -- i can't seem to find a reference anywhere in the manual.

also, my balckberry curve worked fine for the first two months and now it only works once in a while (i can't access my contact list any longer and the blutooth connection drops). anyone else have this problem? predictably, bmw wasys the curve from verizon isn't officially supported.

thank you...
I'm pretty sure the phone icon just means there is a phone connected. Also, did you update the software on your Blackberry recently? My whole family has the same exact phone (Samsung A707) but mine broke so At&t gave me a new one. Mine has a newer software version than the rest of my families. I am the only one who's contact list sync's with the car. So if you updated the software that could be the culprit. Unfortunately BMW only supports something like 4 models of phones so they won't help. Maybe try calling RIM or Verizon and see if they can help you out.
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I'm pretty sure the phone icon just means there is a phone connected. Also, did you update the software on your Blackberry recently? My whole family has the same exact phone (Samsung A707) but mine broke so At&t gave me a new one. Mine has a newer software version than the rest of my families. I am the only one who's contact list sync's with the car. So if you updated the software that could be the culprit. Unfortunately BMW only supports something like 4 models of phones so they won't help. Maybe try calling RIM or Verizon and see if they can help you out.
thanks. so you have a new bberry curve? and it works?

mine is only a month old, but i'll check w/ verizon to see if there's a sw update.
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what does the T1 icon mean? telephone # 1?
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+1 about updating your smartphone / cellphone software:
My Palm Treo 775p (Palm OS / Verizon) didn't work fully until I updated it's software:


A bit over a month ago, I got a new 2008 335i (e92 with bluetooth, no iDrive, no iPod),
It paired and harvested the phone book of my Motorola Razr V3m, so I know the car's system worked fine. Two weeks later, the Razr died and I got a 775p smartphone.

It paired and I could make and receive calls through the car, but the car didn't harvest the phone book.
(The car did harvest the Favorites Buttons over, so that was a bit useful).

Then I found out that there was a free software update for the Treo 775p,
I updated, and had to re-bond the phone with the 335i, but from now on, my car harvests the full phone book!

The phone software must have improved it's bluetooth compatibility.

Also, to confirm an earlier poster, when the car links with my phone, the ProSterio display shows a little phone icon.
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thanks. so you have a new bberry curve? and it works?

mine is only a month old, but i'll check w/ verizon to see if there's a sw update.
it might be that ur curve is for verizon. verizon always does funky stuff to their phones bluetooth capabilities. my att curve works perfectly. except i think it takes about a min too long to sync up when i get in to my car.
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small phone icon missed call, ti is type of connection
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"TI" means traffic info. It means the Nav is picking up traffic data over the air. The little phone icon is on for me when I have a missed call.
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one mroe update: i read somewhere that bmw can't load more than 100 contacts. i got my contact list down to 99 and now it seems to work fine (fingers corssed).
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one mroe update: i read somewhere that bmw can't load more than 100 contacts. i got my contact list down to 99 and now it seems to work fine (fingers corssed).
I don't believe that is true. I have over about 130 contacts and a total of about 300 numbers (including different phone numbers and fax numbers for my contacts) and iDrive displays all of them.

I had issues with my old phone (Sony Ericsson W810i) where some contacts/numbers would be missing but it happened only with that phone.
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