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mwalsh
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Need a new GSM phone

Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:04 pm

You may know I've been having trouble with my phone and it's Bluetooth interfering with my car being able to connect to the Carwings Data Center. I know it's BT on this phone in particular (Sony Ericsson Z520A) because BT on my wife's phone doesn't interfere the same way, and when I turn BT off on my phone all is still good.

So what I need from you guys is to know what model GSM (ie: T-Mobile, AT&T, TracPhone, etc...) phone you're able to successfully use in the LEAF.

Actually, what we ALL need is for Nissan to publish a list of phones they've tested with the LEAF, just like they do for all the other cars in their line. :?

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Re: Need a new GSM phone

Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:37 pm

I think it is still a Leaf problem. I don't see how BT can interfere with G3 used by Carwings.
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Re: Need a new GSM phone

Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:41 pm

evnow wrote:I think it is still a Leaf problem. I don't see how BT can interfere with G3 used by Carwings.

It could be a problem with his phone not the BT itself, one related to the BT radio or phone.

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Re: Need a new GSM phone

Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:55 pm

Do you need a GSM phone to work with Carwings? I was thinking of geting the new I phone from Verizon.

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Re: Need a new GSM phone

Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:57 pm

EVDRIVER wrote:It could be a problem with his phone not the BT itself, one related to the BT radio or phone.
You mean BT putting out wrong frequencies and interfering with G3 ?
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Re: Need a new GSM phone

Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:57 pm

stanley wrote:Do you need a GSM phone to work with Carwings? I was thinking of geting the new I phone from Verizon.
No, not at all. I just need a GSM phone to continue to use T-Mobile.
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Re: Need a new GSM phone

Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:07 pm

Make sure you get an Android phone, since Nissan has already announced they'll have an app for it shortly.

I'm using the iPhone app on the iPad, and it works fairly well, though rather slow...
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Re: Need a new GSM phone

Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:17 pm

evnow wrote:
EVDRIVER wrote:It could be a problem with his phone not the BT itself, one related to the BT radio or phone.
You mean BT putting out wrong frequencies and interfering with G3 ?
Some type of BT radio or radio related issue.

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Re: Need a new GSM phone

Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:20 pm

Has anybody been using the web interface to CARWINGS?

Is it anything more than what one can get through the owner login?

If so, what is the "web-app" URL?
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Re: Need a new GSM phone

Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:24 pm

Hi mwalsh, I'm also having a problem with my phone! So don't get what I have, the LG kp500! It connects, disconnects, re-connects, connects again, etc., repeatedly, every minute or two. I've changes settings on my phone (adjusted sleep mode, lock mode, etc.) and just can't get it to work. The car BT system works through my phone for phone calls, but otherwise, it is tough to bear. I've resorted to just turning off my phone!

What kind of phone does your wife use? Is it also on the T-Mobile network?

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