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BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 04-07-2005, 06:21 PM
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blackberry 7520 (Nextel)

Phone model: Blackberry 7520 (Nextel)
Car model: 2005 M3 conv
[X] ability to make/receive calls
[ ] phone book automatically synches to car
[ ] dial by name (without verbal training of system)
[ ] calling name display (using adddress book)
[ ] ability to send/receive SMS



You can also use Direct Connect with the 5720, the audio will route through car, but you need to still press the PTT button on the handset.

upcoming phone from Nextel i605, i use the phone but since it has not been released to the public i'll wait to post the details.
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Old 04-12-2005, 10:55 AM
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t637 works, but confusing

Phone model: Sony T637 (Cingular)
Car model: 2005 X5
[X] ability to make/receive calls
[X] phone book automatically synches to car
[X] dial by name (without verbal training of system)
[X] calling name display (using adddress book)
[ ?] ability to send/receive SMS

Everything works fine...but at startup is says "Loading Phonebook!". I heard this takes a while, but I let it run for almost 4 hours and finally turned the X5 off. Everything appears to be there though.

Everytime I try to use it...it says "loading Phonebook!".....I don't get it! I do have a pretty large phonebook that I sync with Outlook.

Any ideas????
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Old 04-14-2005, 08:08 PM
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Phone model: = Motorola V710
Car model: 2005 BMW 545. Build 12/2004

[x] ability to make/receive calls
[x] phone book automatically synches to car
[x] dial by name (without verbal training of system)
[x] calling name display (using adddress book)
[ ] ability to send/receive SMS. Did not try. Probably not.
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Old 04-14-2005, 09:30 PM
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SMS with Bluetooth

I have a 2005 525i and have managed to pair my Motorola Razr with the car pretty flawlessly. The address book sync's (if I add a number it sometimes takes a few starts of the enging before it updates in the car), the voice dialing works well, etc. The only thing that I think I am missing is SMS capability. Is this something that not all of the BT systems have? I do not even have an option for SMS in the menu as the driving manual shows?

Thanks for your help!
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Old 04-16-2005, 02:07 PM
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I have a 2005 525i and have managed to pair my Motorola Razr with the car pretty flawlessly. The address book sync's (if I add a number it sometimes takes a few starts of the enging before it updates in the car), the voice dialing works well, etc. The only thing that I think I am missing is SMS capability. Is this something that not all of the BT systems have? I do not even have an option for SMS in the menu as the driving manual shows?

Thanks for your help!
I have the same combination. The Razor syncs nicely. I am pretty sure that when you add names in your addressbook the syncing with the car BT is a time issue and not a re-start. you'll note the blue light on your razor (when flap is closed) will blink for a while as the two BT modules are communicating. It's a little slow but will eventually sync up. 5-15 minutes depending on number of new entries. I have no info on SMS. But am looking for easy ways to send tones after I dial certain numbers (i.e passcodes etc.) the car's BT does not recognize that feature on the phone.
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Old 04-16-2005, 08:03 PM
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I have a 2005 525i and have managed to pair my Motorola Razr with the car pretty flawlessly. The address book sync's (if I add a number it sometimes takes a few starts of the enging before it updates in the car), the voice dialing works well, etc. The only thing that I think I am missing is SMS capability. Is this something that not all of the BT systems have? I do not even have an option for SMS in the menu as the driving manual shows?
Not all phones export SMS via Bluetooth. I don't think any of the BT Motorola phones do. On my 325 w/ NAV and ULF I have a SMS sub-option in the phone menu, but it always says "no messages". The 5 is probably smart enough to hide the option if the phone doesn't support it in the profile.
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Old 04-17-2005, 06:41 AM
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im considering buying an LG PM325 for sprint (apparently the only new bt phone) has anyone had any luck with this one?? also, my phone book doesn't work like in the demo car i drove, but i have the buttons....im guessing i need to have it either turned on or installed
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Old 04-23-2005, 07:53 PM
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Motorola V710 Redux

Motorola V710 (upgraded firmware)
2004 525i (4/04 Build Date)

Phone model:
Car model:
[x] ability to make/receive calls
[x] phone book automatically synches to car
[see note *] dial by name (without verbal training of system)
[x] calling name display (using adddress book)
[ ] ability to send/receive SMS {tested, but does not work - undoubtedly becasue of Verizon's crippling of OBEX}

*It appears to me that this item is referring to "Dial Name" in Voice Commands, and this by design has a directory list that needs to be created and does not live in the phone. This feature works fine, but this could be considered verbal training of system.
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Old 04-24-2005, 12:42 PM
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Motorola V710 (upgraded firmware)
2004 525i (4/04 Build Date)

Phone model:
Car model:
[ ] ability to send/receive SMS {tested, but does not work - undoubtedly becasue of Verizon's crippling of OBEX}
Not neccessarily - I have a Motorola RAZR V3 from Cingular and SMS doesn't work with that either. It may be a "Motorola thing" and not a "Verizon thing".
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Old 04-25-2005, 09:30 AM
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Still a problem with my BB 7290 and a 2005 525i purchased a week ago. Car and phone connect but no operability after that. Don't care about transferring phone book but it would be nice if it worked. Does BMWNA know there's a problem? Any software updates from Blackberry imminent? Any other fixes or alternatives recommended. It's frustrating.
I have the same issue with my Blackberry 7290 in my 2005 545i. They 'handshake' but I cannot get past the 'please activate phone' message in the car.

I've yet to find an update that fixes this.
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Old 05-05-2005, 07:05 AM
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Can't you just go to the phone book and then hit the key representing the letter that the name begins with to jump to that part of the directory? For example, open the phone book and then hit the 5 key (JKL) to jump to the first entry that starts with a J or the 9 key (WXYZ) to go to the first entry beginning with a W. My Razr does this and so did my old Motorola T720.

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I have the RAZR.

Overall, I like the phone. My biggest complaint:


When using the phone normally, without bluetooth.... there is no quick way to find a person in your phonebook. You have to scroll through one by one until you get there. For someone like me, who has hundreds of numbers in my phone... this is a nightmare. You can filter the phone list by category, but that still does not help because in any one category I still have tons of numbers.
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Old 05-05-2005, 08:44 AM
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I have the same issue with my Blackberry 7290 in my 2005 545i. They 'handshake' but I cannot get past the 'please activate phone' message in the car.

I've yet to find an update that fixes this.

I had the same problem with my BB7290 and 05 Z4. I upgraded my BB to version 4.0 which solved the problem partially. I can pair the phone with the Z4 and use the mic and speakers with the phone but I can not control the phone from the steering wheel or transfer contact information. This is an acceptable solution versus using a BT headset.

I had a new problem last week though.. I had an alarm installed in the Z4 and the Bluetooth quit working! The car is at the dealer today trying to get this problem fixed. They are upgrading the code in the ECU.
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Old 05-05-2005, 01:26 PM
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Find a Compatible Handset - Not all Bluetooth phones will work!
Unfortunately, not all Bluetooth compatible phones will work (partially or fully) with BMW's Bluetooth systems. As such, “Bluetooth” is an ambiguous term and insufficient to ensure compatibility. That is unfortunate, since "Bluetooth" is all that is typically included in the phone's description.

My experience is a good example: my do-everything SonyEricsson P900 does not work with my Bluetooth-capable car (the SonyEricsson P900 lacks a "handsfree profile" required to work with the BMW implementation of integration of cell phone and car). Successful 6 Series Bluetoth retrofit, but phone incompatible

Even if you have a "BT-compatible" phone with the BT "handsfree profile," there are other features that may or may not work properly. For example, the phone should automatically share its phone book with the car to enable a set of nice features: based on your phone's address book: Calling Name display and

BMW Customer Assistance has a short list of compatible phones (SE T68i, SE T610, SE T630, Motorola V600). A more extensive compatibility list is here:
More extensive list of BMW-compatible phones


What phones work for you?
Please share what works for you so that we can all share in your experience and knowledge.

Please post your experience:
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Phone model:
Car model:
[ ] ability to make/receive calls
[ ] phone book automatically synches to car
[ ] dial by name (without verbal training of system)
[ ] calling name display (using adddress book)
[ ] ability to send/receive SMS

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Cool Looking 6 series, I am jealous!!! Just kidding, but that is one fine ride!

My Next BMW will be a six or a seven series.
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Old 05-05-2005, 03:58 PM
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How Do I Upgrade A Bmw Timeport To A Cingular Gsm Phone In A 2003 745i ?
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Old 05-05-2005, 04:19 PM
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Sorry if this is a done topic... but I didn't have time to read throught the whole post. Below is the official Bluetooth site for BMW. My Treo 650 connects to the 645Ci for placing recieving calls only... no syncing the phone book/log etc. However, it crashes in my '05 X5 while the X5 is trying to sync with the phone book. My suggestion would be to stick with the list of phones they give you. Below is the site... and below that is a really great site for info on cell phones:

http://www.bmwtransact.com/bluetooth/

http://www.phonescoop.com

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Old 05-06-2005, 06:01 PM
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hi sergey

i'm about to sync my new motorola v710 with my 2005 530i tomorrow morning.
any tips on how to proceed. my dealer has faxed me the instructions.

thanks.

frank
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Old 05-07-2005, 10:17 PM
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No sweat!

The v710 mates beautifully. You will have no trouble.
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Old 05-16-2005, 09:08 AM
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Since Nextel has released i605, can you share your experience with it? I am trying to pick between Nextel 7520 and i605.

Thanks!


Quote:
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Phone model: Blackberry 7520 (Nextel)
Car model: 2005 M3 conv
[X] ability to make/receive calls
[ ] phone book automatically synches to car
[ ] dial by name (without verbal training of system)
[ ] calling name display (using adddress book)
[ ] ability to send/receive SMS



You can also use Direct Connect with the 5720, the audio will route through car, but you need to still press the PTT button on the handset.

upcoming phone from Nextel i605, i use the phone but since it has not been released to the public i'll wait to post the details.
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Old 05-22-2005, 12:41 PM
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Nextel Blackberry 7520 and BMW 5 Series

Just got the 2006 525i, can anyone tell me if the nextel blackberry works with the BT in the car? Thanks.
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Old 05-26-2005, 04:30 PM
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Motorola V551 Missed Calls do not show up?

I thought all of my phones functions were working (transferry to the car) properly, but I noticed today that a call that I missed (while on another call) did not show up in the car's "missed call" list . . .


Anyone else have this problem. I have software rev 13.2

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Old 05-27-2005, 07:35 AM
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noticed on the bmw site that all the "approved" models are only phones and not smartphones or PDA phones. i need to have access to work email as well, is anyone using these types of phones and having functionality with BMW BT?
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Old 05-27-2005, 07:39 AM
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noticed on the bmw site that all the "approved" models are only phones and not smartphones or PDA phones. i need to have access to work email as well, is anyone using these types of phones and having functionality with BMW BT?

I'm using my Cingular Treo 650 with my 545i w/ no issues so far.
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Old 05-27-2005, 09:44 AM
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I'm using my Cingular Treo 650 with my 545i w/ no issues so far.
Hey Arnolds,
Do your contacts synchronize with the car on the Treo. My smartphone contacts do not.
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Old 05-27-2005, 09:46 AM
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Hey Arnolds,
Do your contacts synchronize with the car on the Treo. My smartphone contacts do not.

Well sort of...

For the treo, only the contacts that I have set up to my favorites buttons that are sync into the car's phonebook. Also, extra digits dialing with those contacts seem to crash the treo when its is getting paired.
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Old 05-28-2005, 12:18 AM
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I have the same combination. The Razor syncs nicely. I am pretty sure that when you add names in your addressbook the syncing with the car BT is a time issue and not a re-start. you'll note the blue light on your razor (when flap is closed) will blink for a while as the two BT modules are communicating. It's a little slow but will eventually sync up. 5-15 minutes depending on number of new entries. I have no info on SMS. But am looking for easy ways to send tones after I dial certain numbers (i.e passcodes etc.) the car's BT does not recognize that feature on the phone.
Yes, I'm having the same problem with getting the BT to recognize pause and # key so I can put my voicemail password in the phone number. What's weird is that it works with Razr on a friend's X5. Anyone find a workaround for this?
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