Smart Key and cell phone

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  1. mswalsh

    mswalsh New Member

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    I have been driving a 2006 Prius for two weeks and love it. I was told or read somewhere that the Smart Key should not be stored or carried within 3 feet of a cell phone. My purse is not that big! The front seat of the car is not that big. Can anyone please clarify what will happen if I carry both the key and the phone in my purse? Thanks so much. Marcy
     
  2. HokieHybrid

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    I haven't had any issues after 6 months of carrying both in the same purse...and I assure you there aren't 3 cubic feet of space in it....let alone 3 linear feet of space to keep them apart.
     
  3. aaf709

    aaf709 Ravenpaw of ThunderClan

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    There may be some interference and the Prius can't "find" the SKS. That being said several have had both in the same pocket with no problems. I have my cell clipped to my belt on my left and the SKS is on the right. They're less than 3 feet apart and they work fine.
     
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    I found that if the cell phone and Smart Key are in same compartment in my purse the Smart Key doesn't work. If I move it to another spot (another zipper compartment or pouch) then it's fine. They can both be in the purse, just not share the same spot. Same with a pocket. If they are in the same pocket...no response from the Smart Key. Move it to another pocket and all is well. Must be some interference from cell phone.
     
  5. Proco

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    I travel with my keys & my cell phone in one of the cup holders and haven't had any problems.
     
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    keys and cell phone in my left pocket 24-7 (i don't even take them out at night... they jsut sit there till i go hunting for them in the morning and make it into the new pair of pants :lol:)
     
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    I keep my SKS FOB and Verizon LG vx8100 in the same pants pocket with no problems at all. :)
     
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    Well, spoke too soon...
    No sooner do I post saying I've had no problems, my SKS FOB stops working.
    Don't know if it was the car or the FOB, but I couldn't get the car to respond - no beeps, nothing.
    I couldn't lock the car with pushbuttons on car or FOB.
    I had to use the metal key to lock the car. :angry:
    The manual says storing FOB and cell phone together can dramatically reduce FOB battery life, so I thought this was the problem. However, after separating the phone and FOB in different pockets and waiting a few hours everything has returned to normal. :huh:
    Weird.
     
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