General Another Feature, I knew Not Of, Again.

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  1. Bishop

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    It's illegal to drive on base while talking on a phone, without a hands free device. I have one bluetooth, but 4 different vehicles, so I NEVER remember which one I leave it in. So I'm driving one day, playing music from my Eris through the car stereo with the adapter cord thing (sorry too tired to think of what it's called). Next thing I know, the music stops playing, and a ringing comes through the speakers. I look at my phone, and decide to select 'Answer'. All of the sudden the voice on the other ends starts talking through my car speakers. So I start talking back. Then I'm like, "wait a second, you can hear me?" Yes was the reply. I say "Loud and Clear????" Yes is the response I get again. So we proceed in a conversation about me being late somewhere, yadda yadda....

    So now out of habit, when I get in the car, the first thing I do is hook my phone up to the car stereo. I know for certain that none of my other phones did that. What a cool little trick. Shame on you all for not telling me about it..:mad:
     

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  2. Yosef

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    Are you meaning that you connected the Eris to your car stereo through the Auxillary input and heard the other person through the car speakers?

    Where was your Eris, because I'm not sure how they heard you well unless you had the mic near your mouth?

    Thanks
     
  3. bjanow

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    I do that all the time. I found it out by accident once, just like the OP, but it's now a great feature. I don't have to worry about missing a call when I'm listening to music either in the car or in bed at night. BTW, text messages stop the music for a second or two also.
     
  4. Bishop

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    Yep, Auxillary! Couldn't think of the word this morning.:eek: But the phone was in my lap. Didn't hold it up or nothing. Just sat there. I've used it quite a few times since then, and it works like a charm!
     
  5. mc48

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    yes I use this feature all the time. I have a cassette adapter to listen to music and podcasts and when you get a call, the music cuts off and you hear the other person thru the car speakers. Then you talk thru the phone speaker phone. It is automatic. It can be hard for the other person to hear you at times, so you do have to speak up....and roll up the windows ;)
     
  6. alprazolam

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    Even though I still use my bluetooth, I like this feature because it stops the music to let me know I have a call and I don't have to hit pause.
     
  7. Bishop

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    Yep, just like Bjanow was saying too. I'd miss a call if the phone was just in my pocket while I'm driving. But now, if a text or call comes through, the music stops.
     
  8. MongolStomp

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    ahhh I totallly do that two! haha. Except I've never tried it with my phone in my lap, I generally hold the phone up a little bit, but not enough so the fuzz busters can see it :)
     
  9. AdmSuvvuk

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    So let me understand what you are saying...if I hook my eris up to my cassette adapter as someone said in an earlier post, it will play the sound over the car speaker. Just that simple? I understand the mic is still on the phone. But are you guys saying it really is that simple? I'm going to have to try I think.
     
  10. OfTheDamned

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    Yep, that simple.
     
  11. Bishop

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    That's exactly what I'm saying.

    And, you're a Tide fan???!!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! You are officially the coolest poster on the boards!! Role Tide!!!
     
  12. doogald

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    That is pretty cool. This wouldn't be much different from using the speakerphone feature with the phone sitting on a table in front of you. The microphone works that way, so why not when you use external speakers? Of course, the inside of an automobile can be a noisy place, so it's good to know that the mike works that well.
     
  13. isherwood

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    Great tip. Thanks!
     
  14. Yosef

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    I tried this out and there's a problem using this method. Because you are listening to the caller's voice on the speaker, the mic is picking up the caller's voice and creating an echo. The Eris does not have echo cancellation, so the person on the other end will always here their voice echoed. Blue Tooth speakers use echo cancellation to prevent echos.
     
  15. Bishop

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    Hmm, I've never experienced that problem myself. Like I said, I've used it mulitple times now, yet never had that happen. BUT, I could see how it would happen. Maybe I'm lucky. Or maybe it depends on what kind of stereo, speakers, etc. I don't know. Maybe there's some setting on the phone to fix that, and mine was already set.
     
  16. mc48

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    ah...echo...I didn't know that. I know that the other ppl have had a hard time hearing me but I thought it was just because it was on the speaker phone and the road noise, etc. made it hard to hear. But this makes sense.
     
  17. zenman

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    When I need to make a phone call while driving, I put the eris on speaker phone mode and then tuck it in the sun visor with the mouthpiece pointed towards my head/face. They can always hear me fine. I can hear them fine if all the windows are closed and the radio is off.
     
  18. Yosef

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    Take this from an Electrical Engineer, regardless of anyone's personal experience or feelings, it's a technological fact that the other party will always hear an echo. It can not be avoided without built in echo cancellation, which the Eris does not have.
     
  19. Bishop

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    Oh, don't get me wrong, I believe you. I'm just wondering why I never had that problem. Cuz it does make since that there would be an echo.
     
  20. 3ris

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    This feature also works through headphones (but maybe some of you already know that). I found this out by chance one night while I was out for a run and was using the Eris' pandora for music. The phone was in a case around my arm and under a sweatshirt when pandora was interupted to take the call. I was surprised to find out that the caller had no problem hearing me even though I was outside running and my phone was under clothing... the point is I was never speaking into the mic (or I couldn't for that matter). Just thought I would throw that bit of info out there as well :)
     
  21. CampD

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    I have to try this, I can never hear the phone while I'm driving or notice that its lit-up till its to late.
     
  22. Jlopcpa

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    This was the same thing I thought of as well, my wife confirmed it for me. It was not that bad, but not as clear as normal...however now I try and put my finger over the speaker on the back part of the phone in an attempt to limit the amount of echoing...dont know if it works or not, but worth the try.
     
  23. bjanow

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    I never had echo either. I was quite surprised at first, I kept asking the caller if the sound was ok. They must have thought I was nuts because I kept at it. "Does this sound ok, are you sure?" They said it didn't even sound like I was on speaker. Go figure.
     
  24. chimera101

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    So when you use the speakerphone option on the phone itself, does the other person hear an echo?
     
  25. bjanow

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    Good question, never needed or did that.
     

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