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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-23-2005, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 602,841
Posted By gold233790
I have the new Blackberry 8700c from Cingular,...

I have the new Blackberry 8700c from Cingular, and it has full functionality. As good as my Razr and V551.

Call using voice options, address book full transfer (though can be slow if you have...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 12-22-2005, 11:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,956
Posted By gold233790
If the razr isn't working, the software in the...

If the razr isn't working, the software in the car (or the phone) is not functioning properly. The problem then is that most of us know more about BT than the BMW technicians. I can't tell you how...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 12-21-2005, 10:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 444
Posted By gold233790
Blackberry and 530i- perfect!

I purchased the new Blackberry 8700c from Cingular, and paired it flawlessly to my '05 530i.

It has full functionality- voice and steering wheel dialing, FULL ADDRESS BOOK TRANSFER, and signal...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 12-19-2005, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By gold233790
Not a very helpful response :) I have Sirius,...

Not a very helpful response :) I have Sirius, and while I prefer the general programming over XM, in the summer I would MUCH prefer XM since I am a baseball junkie. So, to each his own.

From...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 12-15-2005, 07:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,477
Posted By gold233790
The manufacturers really missed the boat on this....

The manufacturers really missed the boat on this. I don't think they realized how in-car compatibility with bluetooth generally means the difference between purchase or pass.

I've been sitting...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 12-12-2005, 11:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,477
Posted By gold233790
Does the "new" model refer to the 7290 or 8700? ...

Does the "new" model refer to the 7290 or 8700?

The service advisory also mentions the MY2006 as being active for address book transfer. I own an '05 530i- wonder if this means I do not have this...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 12-09-2005, 06:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,477
Posted By gold233790
Let us know...

I've been holding off on a blackberry for two reasons- waiting to see how the patent thing sorts itself out as well as waiting to see if BMW pairs well.

I'm looking at the new 8100c....
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 11-22-2005, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By gold233790
I tried it last year and it didn't work. Brought...

I tried it last year and it didn't work. Brought three phones into the car with me- the mpx220, v551, and razr. v551 and razr paired perfectly- the mpx220 was all over the map.
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 11-10-2005, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,191
Posted By gold233790
Palm has recently updated their web site to show...

Palm has recently updated their web site to show that Cingular and Verizon are both now compatible with BMW's bluetooth. Previously, only showed Sprint as compatible.

BMW still only shows...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 11-09-2005, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By gold233790
I have the v551 through Cingular, with no...

I have the v551 through Cingular, with no problems. Pairs as soon as I start the car up. I sometimes have a little problem leaving the car and remaining on the phone as I walk away (stays in the...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 11-03-2005, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By gold233790
Yep

I've actually found it very easy to access the phone book entries in my 5. Occasionally you need to get a little creative with the pronunciation, but I'd say 90% of the time the system pauses for...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 11-01-2005, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,061
Posted By gold233790
Carrier does count

Sprint is approved, the others are not for the 650. And I can attest that the software is different, and as such, works differently with BMW.

I have two colleagues who both have the Treo 650-...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 10-26-2005, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By gold233790
No

You don't need NAV. Not sure on the cost, but you can definitely get BT without NAV.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-03-2005, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 878
Posted By gold233790
Get the dealer to cut you a check for your trade-...

Get the dealer to cut you a check for your trade- don't roll it into the lease. If you total the car or if it gets stolen, you lose that $. If you get a check, you obviously don't. Putting money...
Forum: 5 Series 02-02-2005, 12:45 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,187
Posted By gold233790
I like

As an '05 530i driver, I must say I like the new look. I loved the E39 look as well, and think that unlike almost every other previous model car on the road, it remains current and beautiful.

I...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-31-2005, 02:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,369
Posted By gold233790
Yeah

I had an A6 a few years back with similarly styled cupholders. They were sturdier than these, however.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-29-2005, 11:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,369
Posted By gold233790
Nope

The cupholders stink. Make sure the cup is mid-size at most, and half full or more. Otherwise it either won't fit, or will fly out during any type of semi-spirited driving.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 01-27-2005, 02:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,035
Posted By gold233790
Based on my....

Experience with the BMWUSA site, just about any dealer would do a deal with the website calculators. Unless I missed something, they all figure your cost at MSRP! (Unless there is a lease special...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 01-25-2005, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By gold233790
Yes

I initially figured that it simply erased my paired phone(s). So I used the voice command "Bluetooth" to get to the pairing page. Nothing. Which was strange since it always recognized that...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 01-25-2005, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By gold233790
Software uploads- how long?

I had the dealer install my Sirius on my '05 530i, only to find that they erased the Bluetooth. How this happened, I don't know- and neither did they (which was a bit perplexing).

Now, I am...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 01-25-2005, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By gold233790
I have.....

But I'm told that I would be unable to receive a loaner car. My current dealer is smack dab in the middle of where I live and work, and the others are convenient to one and not the other. I don't...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 01-24-2005, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By gold233790
Update- not good

Well, I've had the car for a little over a month and I can comfortably say that BMW needs to spend a little time educating/training their service reps and technicians.

They were FINALLY able to...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 01-24-2005, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By gold233790
How long for Sirius install at dealer?

Ok- I have a MY '05 530i with satellite prep. Took it to the dealer on Thursday, couldn't install. Said "software issues". Took it back today. Again, not able to install.

Is this possible,...
Forum: 5 Series 01-20-2005, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By gold233790
Well....

Can't compare THOSE two models, but I looked at the current E320 before I decided on the 530i. To be honest, I loved both cars. Mercedes was a little more luxurious in the interior, I enjoyed the...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 01-19-2005, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,024
Posted By gold233790
Thanks!

That was my guess, but why wouldn't it be DYI? Ahh......I can use the I-Drive just fine, but the current internet terminology goes over my head. Whatya know? Thanks.
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