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2004 ACURA TL has Bluetooth (and XM) as STANDARD equipment

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by imbeldar, Oct 30, 2003.

  1. imbeldar

    imbeldar Guest




    › See More: 2004 ACURA TL has Bluetooth (and XM) as STANDARD equipment
  2. imbeldar wrote:

    > I'm buying one of these cars next month. Goodbye Verizon!
    >
    > http://acura.com/models/model_comfort_handsfree.asp?module=tl
    >
    > Look around the above site for more information.


    So far I only see that it provides a link in the vehicle for Bluetooth
    enabled phones but does not provide the phone. They do however, give you a
    list of compatible phones that can be used. So if not Verizon, who will be
    your carrier?



    Dave
     
  3. Quick

    Quick Guest

    "David W. Studeman" <eat_your_own_spam@hormel.com> wrote
    >
    > > I'm buying one of these cars next month. Goodbye Verizon!
    > >
    > > http://acura.com/models/model_comfort_handsfree.asp?module=tl
    > >
    > > Look around the above site for more information.

    >
    > So far I only see that it provides a link in the vehicle for Bluetooth
    > enabled phones but does not provide the phone. They do however, give you a
    > list of compatible phones that can be used. So if not Verizon, who will be
    > your carrier?


    What all does the Bluetooth connect in the car? I gather that it has
    a built in hands free kit that connects to the phone with Bluetooth.

    What do you do for power? If you are going to plug in for power
    its not much different than plugging into a wired car kit is it?

    Is the stereo and speakers Bluetooth? So you can take the stereo
    into the office with you?

    Do you have a portable Bluetooth CD/MP3 player that will talk
    to the Bluetooth stereo (assuming the stereo has Bluetooth)?

    A Bluetooth link for the addon backup camera?

    Hopefully after your phone can talk to your car you can then
    talk to another phone.

    I'm trying to figure out why this is such a big deal for some people.

    -Quick
     
  4. Mark Allread

    Mark Allread Guest

    On Thu, 30 Oct 2003 09:37:09 -0500, imbeldar <imbeldar@yahoo.com> wrote:

    > I'm buying one of these cars next month. Goodbye Verizon!
    >
    > http://acura.com/models/model_comfort_handsfree.asp?module=tl


    That's wonderful. You'll be able to have a phone which works with
    your car, but won't be able to drive anywhere without dropping calls.

    Good if you live in the garage, I suppose.

    --
    Mark
     
  5. imbeldar

    imbeldar Guest

    I spend 99.9% of my time in the NYC metropolitan area. GSM coverage
    is reportedly very good in th NYC area. I will likely go with a
    phone from ATT in Dec or Jan when these are released:

    http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?id=247

    or

    http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?id=375

    or

    http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?id=304



    On Thu, 30 Oct 2003 12:30:09 -0800, "David W. Studeman"
    <eat_your_own_spam@hormel.com> wrote:

    >imbeldar wrote:
    >
    >> I'm buying one of these cars next month. Goodbye Verizon!
    >>
    >> http://acura.com/models/model_comfort_handsfree.asp?module=tl
    >>
    >> Look around the above site for more information.

    >
    > So far I only see that it provides a link in the vehicle for Bluetooth
    >enabled phones but does not provide the phone. They do however, give you a
    >list of compatible phones that can be used. So if not Verizon, who will be
    >your carrier?
    >
    >
    >
    > Dave
     
  6. Quick

    Quick Guest

    The motorola looks really neat. I like the idea of
    a contoured keypad so you can easily find your
    way with your finger tips. And the Panasonic also
    has infra-red for your non-bluetooth PC.

    good luck,
    -Quick

    "imbeldar" <imbeldar@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:4ig3qv81msm3s3vlc8tc5av7gkpk9j9a1e@4ax.com...
    > I spend 99.9% of my time in the NYC metropolitan area. GSM coverage
    > is reportedly very good in th NYC area. I will likely go with a
    > phone from ATT in Dec or Jan when these are released:
    >
    > http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?id=247
    >
    > or
    >
    > http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?id=375
    >
    > or
    >
    > http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?id=304
    >
    >
    >
    > On Thu, 30 Oct 2003 12:30:09 -0800, "David W. Studeman"
    > <eat_your_own_spam@hormel.com> wrote:
    >
    > >imbeldar wrote:
    > >
    > >> I'm buying one of these cars next month. Goodbye Verizon!
    > >>
    > >> http://acura.com/models/model_comfort_handsfree.asp?module=tl
    > >>
    > >> Look around the above site for more information.

    > >
    > > So far I only see that it provides a link in the vehicle for Bluetooth
    > >enabled phones but does not provide the phone. They do however, give you

    a
    > >list of compatible phones that can be used. So if not Verizon, who will

    be
    > >your carrier?
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > Dave

    >
    >
     
  7. mailinglists

    mailinglists Guest

    On 10/30/03 4:21 PM, in article 1067548796.535658@sj-nntpcache-5, "Quick"
    <dhorwitz@NOSPAMcisco.com> wrote:

    >
    > "David W. Studeman" <eat_your_own_spam@hormel.com> wrote
    >>
    >>> I'm buying one of these cars next month. Goodbye Verizon!
    >>>
    >>> http://acura.com/models/model_comfort_handsfree.asp?module=tl
    >>>
    >>> Look around the above site for more information.

    >>
    >> So far I only see that it provides a link in the vehicle for Bluetooth
    >> enabled phones but does not provide the phone. They do however, give you a
    >> list of compatible phones that can be used. So if not Verizon, who will be
    >> your carrier?

    >
    > What all does the Bluetooth connect in the car? I gather that it has
    > a built in hands free kit that connects to the phone with Bluetooth.
    >
    > What do you do for power? If you are going to plug in for power
    > its not much different than plugging into a wired car kit is it?


    Considering many of us only use the cigarette lighter power every once in a
    while, it would be a great addition. As would be integration with the car's
    voice recognition where you could say "call home" and have the phone dial
    it. Or, from the nav, have your phone call the place you are going. It is
    a big deal for those of us who spend a lot of time in the car.

    Me, though I've got a G35 on order - I'd rather have a driver's car than a
    luxo-barge. So I'll have to live without the Bluetooth-nav integration.
     
  8. "Quick" <dhorwitz@NOSPAMcisco.com> wrote in message
    news:1067548796.535658@sj-nntpcache-5...
    >
    >
    > I'm trying to figure out why this is such a big deal for some people.
    >


    Cables. Many of us don't like getting tangled up in them or having to
    constantly connect and disconnect them. I am a photographer and anything
    that cuts down on the number of cables makes my life easier. There should
    also be universal battery chargers at reasonable prices with enough watts to
    run my laptop. Even better, cordless battery chargers.


    --
    Thomas M. Goethe
     
  9. Hopper

    Hopper Guest

    "Thomas M. Goethe" <xspamgoethe11xxxxxx@lycos.com> wrote in message
    news:bnsj7j$14h858$1@ID-
    > Cables. Many of us don't like getting tangled up in them or having to
    > constantly connect and disconnect them. I am a photographer and anything
    > that cuts down on the number of cables makes my life easier. There should
    > also be universal battery chargers at reasonable prices with enough watts

    to
    > run my laptop. Even better, cordless battery chargers.


    Wireless power?

    Hopper
     

  10. > Wireless power?
    >
    > Hopper



    Lol!


    Dave
     
  11. "Hopper" <crapfromusenet@meetmyattorney.com> wrote in message
    news:y9lob.66837$e01.240034@attbi_s02...
    >
    > Wireless power?
    >
    > Hopper
    >


    Ever wonder how your cordless toothbrush gets charged? None of the ones
    I have used in the last few years have had contacts. You just stick them in
    the holder and the electricity somehow magically flows in. Someone is
    supposedly got a prototype for a universal charger of this sort. Problem is
    that you will need batteries designed to work with it. It would be very
    sweet. The new USB charger cords that run off your laptop for your c-phone,
    PDA and what not are nice, but ONLY when your laptop is plugged in.
    Otherwise, you are dumping power from the laptop you may need later.

    Seriously, I need to have a couple of chargers for the D-1 cameras (they
    really eat their stinking junk Nikon batteries), a PDA charger, two c-phone
    chargers (one for each phone), a laptop charger and chargers for flash
    batteries. Then I have to have cables to connect this stuff together. Then I
    have all this crap hanging off of me. I say bring on anything that puts an
    end to cables.


    --
    Thomas M. Goethe
     
  12. Happy Louie

    Happy Louie Guest

    "Thomas M. Goethe" <xspamgoethe11xxxxxx@lycos.com> wrote:

    >> Ever wonder how your cordless toothbrush gets charged? None of the ones
    >> I have used in the last few years have had contacts. You just stick them in
    >> the holder and the electricity somehow magically flows in.


    It's done by magentic pickups. You would need a tremendous amount of power to
    charge a cellphone several feet away from the power source.
     
  13. imbeldar

    imbeldar Guest

    Wires for everyhing may soon be part of the past. Check out these
    websites for interesting deveopments regarding cordless recharging and
    even wireless transmission of electricty. All I want right now is a
    Verizon Bluetooth phone:

    CORDLESS RECHARGING

    http://www.mobilewise.com/

    http://abcnews.go.com/sections/scitech/FutureTech/futuretech021101.html

    http://www.splashpower.com



    WIRELESS ELECTRICITY

    http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Shadowlands/9654/tesla/projecttesla.html

    http://ens-news.com/ens/nov2002/2002-11-19-01.asp





    On Fri, 31 Oct 2003 04:02:38 GMT, "Hopper"
    <crapfromusenet@meetmyattorney.com> wrote:

    >
    >"Thomas M. Goethe" <xspamgoethe11xxxxxx@lycos.com> wrote in message
    >news:bnsj7j$14h858$1@ID-
    >> Cables. Many of us don't like getting tangled up in them or having to
    >> constantly connect and disconnect them. I am a photographer and anything
    >> that cuts down on the number of cables makes my life easier. There should
    >> also be universal battery chargers at reasonable prices with enough watts

    >to
    >> run my laptop. Even better, cordless battery chargers.

    >
    >Wireless power?
    >
    >Hopper
    >
     
  14. Quick

    Quick Guest

    "Happy Louie" <happylouie@whocares.nem> wrote in message
    >
    > It's done by magentic pickups. You would need a tremendous
    > amount of power to charge a cellphone several feet away from
    > the power source.


    Wonder if you would tickle all over when you went to retrieve your
    phone... What what the effect would be on the "therepeutic" magnets
    in your shoes... -:)

    -Quick
     
  15. "Happy Louie" <happylouie@whocares.nem> wrote in message
    news:m0q4qvsu5ao777mrabqhuue5q1ij0r0e8u@4ax.com...
    > "Thomas M. Goethe" <xspamgoethe11xxxxxx@lycos.com> wrote:
    >
    > >> Ever wonder how your cordless toothbrush gets charged? None of the

    ones
    > >> I have used in the last few years have had contacts. You just stick

    them in
    > >> the holder and the electricity somehow magically flows in.

    >
    > It's done by magentic pickups. You would need a tremendous amount of

    power to
    > charge a cellphone several feet away from the power source.
    >


    I don't mind setting the device on the charger. It doesn't need to be
    several feet away to make me happy. Just eliminate the cords and connectors
    and I will be a far more cheerful human being :)


    --
    Thomas M. Goethe
     
  16. Reply-To: "Thomas M. Goethe" <xspamgoethe11xxxxxx@lycos.com>
    NNTP-Posting-Host: user-0cal4k6.cable.mindspring.com (24.170.146.134)
    X-Trace: news.uni-berlin.de 1067647813 39025384 24.170.146.134 (16 [192964])
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    Thank you sir! Those are the things I've been reading about and wishing
    for!


    --
    Thomas M. Goethe

    "imbeldar" <imbeldar@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:2425qvciqq2918m1adfcg23t3s2451uvg6@4ax.com...
    > Wires for everyhing may soon be part of the past. Check out these
    > websites for interesting deveopments regarding cordless recharging and
    > even wireless transmission of electricty. All I want right now is a
    > Verizon Bluetooth phone:
    >
    > CORDLESS RECHARGING
    >
    > http://www.mobilewise.com/
    >
    > http://abcnews.go.com/sections/scitech/FutureTech/futuretech021101.html
    >
    > http://www.splashpower.com
    >
    >
    >
    > WIRELESS ELECTRICITY
    >
    > http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Shadowlands/9654/tesla/projecttesla.html
    >
    > http://ens-news.com/ens/nov2002/2002-11-19-01.asp
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > On Fri, 31 Oct 2003 04:02:38 GMT, "Hopper"
    > <crapfromusenet@meetmyattorney.com> wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >"Thomas M. Goethe" <xspamgoethe11xxxxxx@lycos.com> wrote in message
    > >news:bnsj7j$14h858$1@ID-
    > >> Cables. Many of us don't like getting tangled up in them or having

    to
    > >> constantly connect and disconnect them. I am a photographer and

    anything
    > >> that cuts down on the number of cables makes my life easier. There

    should
    > >> also be universal battery chargers at reasonable prices with enough

    watts
    > >to
    > >> run my laptop. Even better, cordless battery chargers.

    > >
    > >Wireless power?
    > >
    > >Hopper
    > >

    >
     
  17. >imbeldar wrote:
    >> I'm buying one of these cars next month. Goodbye Verizon!
    >> http://acura.com/models/model_comfort_handsfree.asp?module=tl
    >> Look around the above site for more information.


    On Thu, 30 Oct 2003 12:30:09 -0800, "David W. Studeman"
    <eat_your_own_spam@hormel.com> wrote:
    >
    > So far I only see that it provides a link in the vehicle for Bluetooth
    >enabled phones but does not provide the phone. They do however, give you a
    >list of compatible phones that can be used. So if not Verizon, who will be
    >your carrier?


    Ain't no TDMA, iDEN, AMPS or CDMA Bluetoof fons.

    Gotta go GSM.
    T-Mobile, Cingular, ATT Witless, smaller local carriers in the Snakes.
    Rogers ATT, or Fido & other Metrocell hosers en Canada.
    --
    Nobody but a fool goes into a federal counterrorism operation without duct tape - Richard Preston, THE COBRA EVENT.
     

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