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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by irish10380, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. irish10380

    irish10380 Lurker
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    I recently purchased a 2011 Ford Fiesta with Microsoft Sync, and I use the Bluetooth incoming and outgoing calls feature constantly (long drive to and from work). I wanted to move from my Blackberry to a Samsung Fascinate

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  2. Martimus

    Martimus One bite at a time...

    Welcome to the Android Forums!

    Under the circumstances you might want to post a similar question in both the Samsung Fascinate and HTC Incredible forums asking if anyone has any experience with connecting their phone to the bluetooth in a new Ford Fiesta with Sync.
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  3. nyydynasty

    nyydynasty Android Expert

  4. Pepe7698

    Pepe7698 Member

    Sync is pretty good at working with almost every phone I have tried on it - with the exception of Nextels & older phones. Any newer model should work just fine for incoming/outgoing calls. I do know that my F150 will not read text messages from my Captivate. I have yet to find a phone that supports it.
  5. barsan

    barsan Lurker

    Hi, I have the Ford Focus 2011 and the Droid Incredible works fine as far as sending and receiving calls throught the Microsoft Sync.. Now the texting part, I have yet to figure out!
  6. snapper.fishes

    snapper.fishes Android Expert

    Try vlingo. It has a function called safe reader that can read out notifications. However, it requires a data connection to function properly.
  7. ewesty

    ewesty Lurker

    Hi - I just bought a 2011 Explorer with their Sync system. I have the HTC Incredible. There is a lengthy discussion on the HTC forum about the Incredible not pairing correctly with most car computers. I'm not having any issues with making or receiving calls, hands free with voice dial, however, there is supposed to be a way to receive text messages. I keep getting an error saying my phone isn't compatible with bluetooth messaging. I also have not been able to figure out how to see my contact's photos. They're all on my phone, but nothing on the vehicle screen. Compared to the issues most are having, I guess I should be happy! I'll keep trying... :thinking:
  8. ewesty

    ewesty Lurker

    Just curious....Have you been able to receive text messages or transfer your contact photos with an Incredible on Sync?
  9. aaron2palmer

    aaron2palmer Lurker

    I have both the samsung fascinate and the ford fiesta, and it all works together nicely. i love playing my music wirelessly via bluetooth
  10. joshica

    joshica Member

    I have a 2011 Ford Focus with the Sync system. My Fascinate works great, as does my Blackberry Bold and my Samsung Alias 2. I use my bluetooth headset on my Fascinate and Vlingo reads all my text messages. So I don't need the messaging feature of the Sync system. The only thing I don't like about Sync is that if I use navigation, my music pauses all the time so it can speak it's notification. Gets pretty annoying. I use a regular GPS instead. Also, if you use many of the Sync services, it dials an 800 number and gets it's info from that. So to free up my phone, I use my extra line (Alias 2) and I manage my phone calls on my Fascinate using my bluetooth headset.
  11. Leonard1818

    Leonard1818 Android Enthusiast

    Do yourself a favor and DON'T get the fascinate. I used to be able to skip songs in Pandora by using the radio interface (forward button) but since the last update, it broke that functionality.

    OK, so that's probably a pandora update that broke it but any excuse to steer someone away from this phone.

    Seriously... Don't get it. I was in your shoes last October. Incredible or Fasciante. Go with the Incredible.
  12. ben440ny

    ben440ny Lurker

    I have a Samsung Fascinate and a 2011 Ford Fiesta. The Froyo update killed my bluetooth connectivity in my car. The phone connects at first but then wont stay connected for more than a minute. Or it goes into "Privacy Mode." Tried turning this off, and it is impossible. Reseting the phone connects you momentarily but then same b.s.

    Just another gripe to add to the long list regarding the GARBAGE Samsung Fascinate. DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE! Samsung should be ashamed to have rushed such a sub-par product to market. Has anyone had similar problems with the Fascinate and Sync?
  13. winghunter

    winghunter Newbie

    I've been having the exact same problem with my Ford F250 Super Duty, worked like a champ then the update killed the BT connection. I have had limited success with not downloading the address book into the truck system, but now I can't voice dial. Lately it's been shutting off again and I have to disconnect everything and re-pair the phone to the truck.

    I've called both VZ and Samsung and neither say it's their problem and this is the first they've heard of it. Weird since while at the VZ store there were two people with the exact same problems and they said they've also called VZ and Sansung with no luck and the same excuse.
  14. madjpey

    madjpey Member

    Not just a problem with Ford's. I have Sonata and it will sync up with it and work just fine to listen to music, but if I receive a call it will not go back to playing music- it will try, but after 5 seconds it stops playing. The only thing that will allow me to go back to music is to turn off the Bluetooth, disconnect through my car as well, then turn the Bluetooth back on in the phone and then the car automatically resyncs with it and I can listen to the music again. YES, if I get another call, I have to do this all over again!!!!! Only started after FROYO update. When do we get Gingerbread again???:mad:
  15. YooperWMU

    YooperWMU Lurker

    I have a Fascinate and a 2012 Focus. I have not been able to utilize the Directions Service at all. Is there a trouble shooting protocol that I can follow? Is it a Samsung thing? A Verizon thing? Or a Ford thing?

    Thank you for any guidance provided.
  16. scpatl4now

    scpatl4now Newbie

    Ford has an update to Sync.

    SYNC - MyFord Touch

    You have to set up an account (which you should have done at purchase of car).

    You download the update to a usb thumb drive and install it in the car. (I'd print out the instructions too). I dont know if this will fix the problem...but I am about to give it a whirl...keep your fingers crossed
  17. scpatl4now

    scpatl4now Newbie

    You have to say "services" first then at the next prompt "directions"
  18. echerrst

    echerrst Newbie

    What version are you on? I am on 3.2 - I think this is up to date.
  19. scpatl4now

    scpatl4now Newbie

    Not sure what version but when I logged into the ford sync site it said an upgrade was available. Anyhow, I did the upgrade...still having issues
  20. scpatl4now

    scpatl4now Newbie

    This really sucks. I have been all over the internet in numerous forums and it seems 2.2 has really screwed connectivity to Ford Sync, and its a wide spread problem, not some isolated examples. I have done master resets, updates, checked apps...nothing works. I am about ready to go off on somebody once I figure out who it is that gets credit for this fiasco
  21. winghunter

    winghunter Newbie

    I've done the same things as you and I'm also done with this thing... It worked flawlessly before the upgrade and now it is a pile of crap. Worst part is Sansung or Verizon think it's a problem, they both say they've never heard of this problem when I know darn well they have.. By me, a friend and the guy I met at the VZ store with the exact same problem. Thats just my little part of the world, I assume there is the same stories in every other town.

    FYI... My Ford sales guy told me the texting feature only works with Sprint phones, so I've never even tried that. I just want an address book to download, phone to connect and use the hands free voice dial I paid for.

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The Samsung Fascinate release date was Q3 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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