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#352 of 358 Re: mannacio [mannacio]
Jan 25, 2008 (1:38 am)
Hello Mannacio. I'd like to ask you for help.
Have the same experience with Mercedes-Benz. We bought 3 luxury SUVs from them. They list "recommended phones" for their "Mercedes-Benz Bluetooth(R) (SAP) Telephone Module, Version 2" in official materials for the Czech Republic: 13 of 20 are NOKIAs, remaining 7 models just to cover-up Mercedes' NOKIA preference as those are out of reality: "VERTU" not sold at all in CZE afaik and, "SIEMENS" which is terminated brand as everybody in the biz knows.
Mercedes representatives end up with indistinct statements or irrelevant excuses and I suspect them that they've explicitly (per-customer) blocked SONY ERICSSONs specificaly (car I've tested doesn't operate with any high-end SE model, including Z610i, P990i, etc.)
It is likely that Mercedes is manipulating its customers and limits their "Bluetooth(R)" support artificially.
I've found the form before your article and sent complaint there. But I wonder if you have identified particular article in Bluetooth member agreements / materials ? Do you have some further tips or experience?
I'm attaching corresponding Mercedes-Benz material in English: http://resource.empyreum.net/temporary/Cradles_1207_en.pdf
I'm about to become an activist in this as well Any message from you to my e-mail karel.panek vortex empyreum.com will be appreciated!
#353 of 358 Re: mannacio [mdchachi]
Jan 25, 2008 (1:48 am)
mdchachi, your opinion is incorrect. The problem stands in the fact, that vehicle manufacturer artificially limits its "Bluetooth(R)" support not due to technology (e. g. bluetooth device type or version), but based on its specific mobile phone brand preference. This could imply great harm to Bluetooth(R) brand itself according to my opinion. In my way of thinking such behavior of car manufacturer is manipulative, inadequate, unacceptable and perhaps illegal.
#354 of 358 Re: mannacio [kpanek]
Jan 29, 2008 (11:23 am)
You are stating conjecture, not fact. Do you have any evidence to support your conjectures?
#355 of 358 Press Request
by KarenS HOST
Sep 30, 2008 (11:39 am)
A reporter from a national newspaper would like to speak to consumers who are always looking for the latest car technologies. If you always looking for the newest car gadgets, please respond to ctalatiedmunds.com with your daytime phone number by Monday, October 6.
#356 of 358 Bluetooth Car kits
Dec 26, 2008 (7:29 pm)
Anyone know a lot about Bluetooth Car kits. I am looking to compare between BlueConnect and Parrot. Are these any good ? Is there anything better ?
#357 of 358 Dealer must disable engine
Jul 25, 2009 (5:18 am)
I just read that the dealership must drain the oil of the CFC and pour some type of silicone type fluid into same into the engine and RUN same for at least xxx minutes to fully disable the engine (which the article states will cost the dealership approx. $30.00).