Unlocked Tro 650 havoc

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Audio and Electronics' started by jazzersaxman, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. jazzersaxman

    jazzersaxman Junior Member

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    Hi everyone,


    I just purchased an UNLOCKED (T-Mobile) Treo 650 thinking that it was going to work
    swimmingly with all of it's features in and out of my car --- ooops...
    my 2005 Prius doesn't seem to want to talk with the phone?!?! I
    know there was a Palm patch about 6 mos. ago, but my phone is up to
    date according to the site. Can anyone suggest a solution, or at least
    a glimmer of hope!

    Initially when I tried to pair the car and the phone, I followed the
    regular instructions for the car by having the car wait and the phone
    send/look for my bluetooth device. Once it found my car, I selected it
    on the phone, entered in the passkey and waited...the phone said it
    paired, but the car was still waiting to connect. I tried to place a
    call to see if it worked, and then the phone paired up and said it was
    "talking."

    But, here is the problem. When I went driving later in the day, my
    phone was on, and I started my car, and the phone kept trying to
    connect with the car and vice versa. No connection. This dropped
    search process kept repeating until I finally turned off the BT on the
    phone, because after about 10min of search,drop, search, drop - off it
    went.

    I have been reading on many groups that because the Treo is BT1.1 (I
    found out after fact) the Prius will not be compatible. But it is a
    brand new phone! Only 4 days old. I don't know of a way to "upgrade"
    the BT to 1.2 which is supposed to be a software-only change that will
    allow the Prius to work ok.


    Any ideas? Thanks...
     
  2. flynz4

    flynz4 Member

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    I worked with a friend last night who has an ulocked Prius GSM phone with T-Mobile. Her's is working perfectly right now thanks to the advice I got on this forum.

    /Jim
     
  3. Jonnycat26

    Jonnycat26 New Member

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    Your phone should work fine with the Prius... I used an older BT phone with the Prius before I upgraded and it was fine. And the Prius doesn't exactly follow BT standards. :)

    It does sound like it's pairing correctly but then not reestablishing the connection afterwards. You may want to check and be sure that the Prius (should show up as "HANDS FREE") is a trusted device and is allowed to pair without authorization.
     
  4. Vagabond

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    There was a update released for Unlocked Treo's a few days ago. Make sure your phone has it.


    And the version of Bluetooth is not important.
     
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