iPhone bluetooth supports Caller ID!

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  1. macrumors regular

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    I've got a HBH-DS 970 which has caller ID and when i receive a call from a known contact, both the name and number are displayed sequentially. I have to say that this is a breath of fresh air coming from Windows Mobile and Symbian where i could never get the name to display and that was just ANNOYING!

    Apple proves it cares about its customers once again!
     
  2. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow, no one actually cares about this? Has no one ever come across the problem of the name not being recognised on Caller ID BT headsets?
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't even know that anybody made BT headsets that had caller ID displays.
     
  4. macrumors 65816

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    It's a cool feature, but most of the headsets are BORG city. Way huge. :eek:
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Errr, what are you talking about? Google SonyEricsson HBH-662 and HBH-DS970 and you will be pleasantly surprised. The former is the same size as your regular headsets if not smaller and the latter is a Stereo BT headset that just hangs aroung your neck and has controls for your music ALONG WITH a nice small LCD screen to display track info/caller ID.

    Cheers.
     
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    i found this out yesterday when i paired my hbh-662 to my iphone. a pleasant surprise! i'd never had any trouble getting phone numbers to show up on my hbh-662 with other phones, but i don't think any of them ever showed me text as well like the iphone does. but the hbh-662 is my back-up headset since my jawbone has better sound quality and is the one i use most.
     
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    Hmm lets see.

    This with Caller ID:

    [​IMG]

    Or this without Called ID:

    [​IMG]

    Personally its a no brainer for me.
     
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    r6girl

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    rooskibar03:

    i don't know what model the first one is, but here's the hbh-662 that i have. not that bad compared to most headsets...
     

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    Rooskibar03

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    Hmm. Thats what came up under GIS.

    The one you show is alot better, but I still think it would be more of a pain to pull that off your ear and see whos calling rather then just getting the phone out.

    However thats assuming you keep it on your ear all the time.
     
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    r6girl

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    no, i usually keep my headset in my jacket pocket or on my desk, where my phone is usually in my purse or something. so, i can usually get to the headset before i can get to my phone...
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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    I may be wrong, but I think this is a Bluetooth 2.0 thing. maybe before some of the gear you were using was not bluetooth 2.0. I don't think that info was passed on in BT 1 and 1.1. At least this is what think is the case...
     
  12. macrumors member

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    I dont know....

    In my Acura TL when I set it up it only says "Incoming Call" when my BB8703e Said the Number...

    -J
     
  13. macrumors newbie

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    How did you get your 970 set up? I paired mine and although it does, as you say, display the number and name of an incoming call....I get no audio through the headset. I can use the ipod functionality and the audio comes through the iphone. I answer a call while wearing my 970 (by hitting answer on the iphone as none of the bluetooth buttons seem to answer the call - making the fact that it shows name and number fairly useless as I see that when I go to hit answer call) and again the headset doesn't pick up the call.

    I'll delete the partnership and try again but so far I'm not too impressed. My previous phone was a Cingular 8525 and that worked okay apart from not using the display.
     
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    Depends, I don't want to have the single bud in my ear for music. And all those BT ear pieces look silly, even the new iPhone one.
     
  15. macrumors newbie

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    DS970 Issues with iPhone

    I'm guessing the author who started this thread got a little carried away with seeing the caller ID on the LCD. Read this article "top 3 accessories that won't work with the iphone":

    http://www.popularmechanics.com/blogs/technology_news/4218509.html

    Hopefully this is something that can be updated in an update sometime soon.
     

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