What do I need to listen to music and take calls in the carSupport


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  1. Andrzey

    Andrzey Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    First off I apologize if this is answered elsewhere.
    I am a newbie and this is my first smart phone.
    I love the Epic everything works perfectly after I exchanged the first one for the back button issue.

    My question is I am listening to streaming radio in the car, through a cassette adapter that is plugged into the headphone jack on the epic and everything is cool.
    When I get a phone call - The radio goes off and I can accept the call, however here is the problem.
    When I answer the call I can hear the caller through the car speakers (makes sense) but they cannot hear me, I try pressing the speaker button and still they cannot hear me.
    I think the Samsung programmers have assumed that I have headphones plugged in with an attached mic and not a straight output jack.

    How do I answer calls in this situation?

    I am not willing to unplug the cassette adapter when cruising down the interstate at great speed.

    Is there a setting or a device (bluetooth or other???) that will enable what I need to accomplish.

    Thanks in advance.

    CLOSED - I just bought a $10 cable with a built in mic from Best Buy.
     

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  2. kejlyCZ

    kejlyCZ Well-Known Member

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    The best is to buy a new radio with bluetooth and pair it with your phone (but it will drain the battery much faster than wired connection). Try to seek for some radio with music (A2DP) and headset (HSF, HFP) profile support. These radios also have internal microphone, but for best results use external mic and place it well. These radios are not expensive, I've a one for 80$ (check Ebay or local store).
     
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    Red_Cheeks Well-Known Member

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    You guys might laugh at me and its ok,but magic jack seems to work great for calls and for music. I think I paid like 5 dollars at walmart for it.
     
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    Othan1 Well-Known Member

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    Link for those of us seeking a similar solution?
     
  6. Andrzey

    Andrzey Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Dynex™ - Microphone Headset for Select Music Mobile Phones


    Dynex™ - Microphone Headset for Select Music Mobile Phones - DX-MP3MA


    I have been using this yesterday and today and it seems to work ok.

    Just previewed not sure link is correct - search for DX-MP3MA.


    I think this adapter would also work sold by Samsung
    The SAMSUNG lightweight Adapter with in line mic. Compatible with (3.5mm) headset.

    Product ID: EMC40AONMEBSTD
    http://www.samsung.com/us/consumer/...ype=acc_detail&subsubtype=headsets&returnurl=
     
  7. Cadamus

    Cadamus Active Member

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    I almost wonder if this is a bug. My hero did exactly what I would want it to:

    If I was plugged in to the car stereo via a tape adapter, if I got a call, listener was on the car speakers and the phone *seemed* to turn on the speakerphone mic. It might just be that the normal mic was good enough to pick me up.

    What was even better is if I had a bluetooth headset paired with it, the call would completely cut over to the headset, and then the music would come back on after the call was over, over the car stereo. Nether of these seems to work on the Epic.

    BTW, what cable did you get from Best Buy?
     

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