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  1. dalegg

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    I use Bluetooth to connect to my landline phone whan I am home. All my phones ring all over my house when my Droid rings. I can leave Bluetooth on all the time but I am afraid that will drain my battery. Is there any app that will turn Bluetooth on and off when I arrive/leave my house?
     

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    locale, or just add a bluetooth on/off widget to your home screen.
     
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    dalegg,

    What kind of landline phone does that?
     
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    There are a couple of phones that do it but the best one is the one I have, the Panasonic model KX-TG6581.

    I just leave Bluetooth on all the time and when I walk into my house, my cell phone rings all over the house on the land line phones. I don't miss any calls when I am in the shower anymore. I think the phone with two remotes is around $100 but you can buy more remotes if that is not enough.
     
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    PS: I really don't have a land line, I have an IP phone that costs me about $20 a year. I use Magic Jack now but I ordered one from netTalk that plugs into the router so I don't have to keep the computer fired up like Magic Jack does.
     
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    Locale or tasker should work for what you need. Both are paid apps that you can set timers for pretty much anything, and both do much much more
     
  8. dalegg

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    I have Tasker installed but I haven't spent any time learning how to use it. In my previous life, I was a programmer and I have an aversion to learning any new programming languages but I guess I will have to bite the bullet on this one or buy Locale.
     
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    In tasker you should just have two time based profiles that repeat daily, one toggles on the bluetooth around the time you get home, the other to toggle off around the time you go to work.

    I've only read up on it though, I don't have it myself since I don't have much of a reason to get it.

    Also, Locale seems a bit more user friendly.
     
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    I would have to do it based on location because I come and go all day. Locale says GPS eats your battery but that is not an issue for me. I have an external battery charger so I just roate batteries.
     
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    Tasker should have location based functions as well, though I know nothing about how to set those up in tasker.
     
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    Autoprofilechanger - Tasker Wiki

    Did find that, there's 16 profile, one of which is toggle wifi on and off when within a set number of miles/kilos of what you set as home.

    Take a look a how that's done then just tweak it toggle bluetooth and set your distance
     
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    Dalegg,

    I have the same Panasonic phone system as you and almost the same setup. I drop my DroidX into a media dock and then I use Tasker to detect the dock and turn Bluetooth on. When I pull the phone out of the dock, Tasker turns Bluetooth off. I do the same thing with the car dock when I'm in the car.

    You could try a location based task (I do this with WiFi), but it's not always reliable.

    Play around with Tasker if you have time. If you get stuck, there are several Tasker gurus here that seem to always have great ideas!
     

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