Last post on Jan 29, 2012 at 7:27 PM
You are in the Toyota Avalon
What is this discussion about?
Toyota Avalon, Sedan
#61 of 67 Bluetooth and Caller ID problems
Feb 23, 2011 (7:01 pm)
#62 of 67 Bluetooth and Caller ID problems
Feb 23, 2011 (7:01 pm)
I need help! I recently purchased a 2011 Avalon with navigation. I successfully paired my Blackberry 8100 cell phone. I also successfully transfered over my contacts. The problem is the caller ID. My cell service carrier says that the FCC now requires all caller ID on cells to show the country code, which in the USA is the number 1 in front of the 10 phone number digits. My 1000 phone contacts (that sync with my Outlook on my computer) do NOT have the 1 put into the database. The cell phone carriers solved the caller ID problem and thus on my cell, the caller ID still matches up the persons name with the caller ID phone number, and ignors the 1 that the phone service puts in. They did this so a user would not have to manually change 1000 contacts by adding the 1. However, the car contact database does not do this and thus because the caller ID has the 1 in the number, it fails to match it up with the contact in the car contacts database. I have tested this by manually changing one phone number in the car. A very tedious process that you have to completely delete the phone number and reenter it. Once I did this, the caller ID does work correctly. So, I need a global fix or software fix for the car. I have spoken to my service provider, the toyota dealer, toyota customer care, toyota "lets talk" blue tooth customer care and the blackberry phone manufacturer. Each is pointing the finger at the other. Help?
#63 of 67 Re: Bluetooth and Caller ID problems [eric5280]
Feb 24, 2011 (8:15 am)
You mentioned that you sync your contacts with Outlook. The easiest way IMHO would be to change them in Outlook. If you click on the contacts tab and do a view by "Phone List" you can edit the phone #s without opening each contact.
I would do maybe a 100 or so at a time and when they are all done sync your phone and be good to go. It is a bit tedious but in the long run will save you time talking to many people on the phone who only want to blame the other person.
After the phone is squared away, delelte the entire contact list in the car and resync phone to car.
This is really the only way I can see to do this. Toyota isn't going to change the software.
#64 of 67 Re: Bluetooth and Caller ID problems [eric5280]
Jan 27, 2012 (7:09 pm)
How did you transfer the contacts? I get partway through the process but get the message while it says "Transferring Contacts"to "Please operate the phone." How do I do that?
#65 of 67 Bluetooth contacts transfer
Jan 27, 2012 (7:28 pm)
I have paired my Motorola phone to Bluetooth in my new Avalon. When I try to transfer my contacts it says "Transferring Contacts" and that I should "Please operate the phone" and the screen freezes. How do I do that at that point?
#66 of 67 Bluetooth contacts transfer
Jan 28, 2012 (5:12 pm)
I have paired my Motorola phone to Bluetooth in my new Avalon. When I try to transfer my contacts it says "Transferring Contacts" and that I should "Please operate the phone" and the screen freezes even though I do make a call using the phone. Any help?
#67 of 67 Re: Bluetooth and Caller ID problems [eric5280]
Jan 29, 2012 (7:27 pm)
I have an old Motorola RAZR V3 but am not able to transfer my contacts. I get to a "Data Transfer" screen which then says "Transferring contacts" and "Please operate the phone." I try to make a call but nothing happens and the system then freezes and no contacts are transferred. Any ideas