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#49 of 67 Avalon Bluetooth System
May 01, 2009 (6:14 am)
If I understand your first question, you can have an easy switch on your phone programmed to switch back and forth between your phone and your wife's phone. In fact, I went by Verizon and the guy there programmed a quick 2 or 3 step process to switch between phones. I've been told that as far as transferring a bunch of telephone numbers or your entire directory to your Avalon, it depends on what kind of cell phone you have. My daughter has a 2007 BMW and it has a much superior bluetooth system. In her car, she can easily transfer her entire cell phone directory and just turn a dial to select a number to be dialed while driving. It's a dream compared to the Toyota voice recognition system. I digress. I hope that I've been helpful.
#50 of 67 Re: Avalon Bluetooth System [warren35]
May 01, 2009 (8:28 am)
Thanks for answering my questions. The Avalon is my wife's car so the bluetooth in the Avalon is setup to pair with her cell phone as default phone. I also registered my cell phone in the car. If I happen to drive her car, I would have to go a few menu selections to pair up with my cell phone. I don't think I have to do anything on my cell phone to get it paired up with the car system. I am not sure what you meant by switching back and forth between mine and my wife's phone?
I have a Motorazr cell phone and according to the user manual, I can only select one contact to transfer at a time. Even if I could transfer all contacts at once, it still needs some kind of synchronization between the cell phone and car system to keep the directory current. I don't think that feature is available in Avalon. It seems your daughter's BMW has a very good system. Does it automatically sync with the cell phone directory?
I have heard all kinds of negative comments about the Toyota Nav and voice recognition system. That was the reason I chose not to have the Nav system installed and opted for a portable unit (Garmin 255W), which has far better features than the factory systems. You wouldn't believe how hard it was for me to find an Avalon Limited without the Nav system but has the Laser Cruise Control. I did have a few minor problems with the voice recognition system as I tried to program the bluetooth car system. Name like "Gary" was too short to be recognized and I have to really stretch out the name to make the name recognized. It sure made my son's name sound fun when I tried to call him from the car:)
#51 of 67 bluetooth telephones
Jun 21, 2009 (9:26 am)
I just bought a 2009 avalon xls. I do not have a cell phone contract and understand that I need an "unlocked GSM phone with stereo bluetooth."
Can anyone help with phones I can use? Brand and models?
#52 of 67 Bluetooth in Avalon
Jun 21, 2009 (12:37 pm)
We have a Motorola Razr phone and it works fine with the bluetooth in our 09 Avalon Limited.
#53 of 67 Re: bluetooth telephones [jgettleman]
Jun 22, 2009 (4:39 am)
Can anyone help with phones I can use?
Any newer phone with Bluetooth should work fine. Just make sure the phone you buy has Bluetooth (i think most all do now) and you are good to go. If you can't set it up, ask your salesperson from the car dealer to help you out.
#54 of 67 Re: Bluetooth in Avalon [simon7]
Jun 23, 2009 (8:50 am)
#55 of 67 Re: bluetooth telephones [tjc78]
Jun 23, 2009 (8:52 am)
THANKS FOR THE RESPONSE tjc78. I'm now off to go shopping!!
#56 of 67 Re: Bluetooth in Avalon [simon7]
Jul 11, 2009 (10:32 am)
I too have '09 Limited and Motorola Razr phone. Is it just me or can you not get the "caller ID" to appear on the screen when making or receiving calls? Also, whenever I talk on the phone, I have to raise my voice a lot to be heard. Sure seems like there should be a solution.
#57 of 67 2006 Toyota Avalon after market Bluetooth options
Jul 24, 2009 (4:21 am)
Hi all, I recently picked up a used 2006 avalon limited. I love this car. Got rid of my Infinit M35x at end of lease. That car guzzled gas.
Anyway, I was looking at some aftermarket BT options and came across this
My 3 questions are....
1. Has anyone used this product before?
2. Since this unit is made for the Toyota Avalon, all you need to do is pop out the radio, and plug it into the Sat Radio plug. No wire splicing at all. (My car does not have Sat Radio built in)
3. How hard is it to pop out the radio? Where can I find a manual to show me how to do it?
If anyone has removed the radio, I would like any advice or tips.
Thanks in advance to all.
#58 of 67 Was expecting more from the Bluetooth
Nov 02, 2009 (5:58 pm)
I wondered if there is a way to have the "caller ID" feature show on the dash screen rather than just say incoming call. Secondly, are the rest of you disappointed in the poor voice quality of the bluetooth system? Sounds very muffled or flat.