07-16-2009 01:14 PM
Over at the crackberry forums there are many people reporting issues with the tour and car bluetooth. Basically, for people that are syncing the tour with the bluetooth in their cars, people can barely hear them. We can hear everyone just fine, but when talking the person on the other end reports that our voice is very low. This is happening on VZW, Sprint, Bell and Telus, which leads me to belive this is an issue with the OS itself. The link to the discussion at crackberry is http://forums.crackberry.com/f141/car-bluetooth-to
07-17-2009 10:15 AM
I second this issue.
1. Tour on Verizon.
2. Cars include Acura RDX, Nissan GT-R, and Cadillac STS (rental).
3. I also have a problem with a Plantronics Voyager headset as reported elsewhere.
And finally, the audio on the device is pretty low. "Enhance audio quality," disabling TTY (off by default), and toggling echo control does nothing for me.
07-17-2009 10:27 AM
Same issue here. I have a new Lincoln MKX and have been using a BB 8830 World Edition for years. It has been clear as a bell. I switched to the new Tour on VZW and no one can hear me and the calls break up. I had to return the phone it was so bad.
I hope BB can fix the issue and get the clarity of the 8830.
07-17-2009 04:09 PM
I am onboard with the issue as well. I have a Lincoln MKX with MS Sync and it sounded terrible. I could not do business that way and had to take the phone back to VZW. Would love some options. my 8830 is nice but would like a new World Edition BB on VZW.
07-17-2009 04:45 PM
07-18-2009 12:09 AM
Greetings from Charleston!
I was using a Verizon 8830 World Edition until I upgraded to the Verizon Blackberry Tour on launch day July 12. I never had any Bluetooth issues before and I'm not having any now. As a matter of fact, I would say the quality is a tad better. My volume is controlled by my car when the Blackberry is connected via Bluetooth and I've actually had to turn it down sometimes because it has been so loud. I drive a 2007 Toyota Landcruiser. I suspect it has less to do with the Blackberry than it does with the car. Perhaps there's a Bluetooth software/firmware update necessary for some of your vehicles?
All in all, I love this new Blackberry!!
07-18-2009 12:18 AM