I got a T610, and now I want to get a bluetooth USB adapter. The thing is I've seen there are a few types: class A, class B...what are the differences between them and how do they influence PhoCo?
Ok, flame me on this is I deserve it but I am really interested in using your software in my new Car PC. I have Sprint and the lack of Bluetooth devices really sucks. I notice that you recommend Sony Ericsson and Sprint uses the T608 model. Will this work perfectly with phone control? Will I have full funtionality or shal I wait or switch carriers. I dont like the T608 but if I can just sit in my car and the phone connects without isses and uses the Phone Control interface, I will get it.
The major difference between classes is the range of the radio signal. Class A (aka Class 1) dongle have a range of 100 meter, Class B (2) 20 meter and Class C (3) 10 meter. Another difference is power consumption.
But any of these don't influence PhoCo anyhow.
So is the T610 the way to go if you have Sprint PCS? any new phones coming out soon that would be better? I want the phone that I choose to work wel with Phone Control and my car PC.
Originally Posted by zorro
Thanks Zorro, as always for your quick answer. I've tested the T610 with PhoCO with an IR USB adapter I have, and without the fact that you can't hear or speak through the carputer (wich is obvious with IR), every other function works perfect. I can't wait to get the bluetooth adapter...I'm thinking a class 2 one.
so what would be someones recommendation on a Sprint PCS phone for Phone Control
Well, looks like I might be able to use this after all but I have a few questions Zorro.
I plan to use a cable connection to my phone with a USB cable I have... Reason for this is that I have a bluetooth carkit which I want to use as the primary. So I have just tested this software with that kit and it will allow me to control it via the software but use the Car Kit for the call... well cool.
How ever - because I have my phone book orgnised in a strange way - that is that I have one entry per number and they are all on home is there any way just to highlight the number and use the send button - its not the first thing to think of on my part to select which type of number it is.... especially when driving and a brig green phone button would be ideal.
Also for some reason I am unable to use the SMS button though this format... is there any way that could also be enabled so I can access my text messages ? I know it probly works on BT but for some reason ( although I have another prog which can do this ) I can't get at them.
Lastly I would also like to access the GPRS stuff, problem is that when I try because PC has got the comm port it can't dial out.
Is there any way another prog could send a message out so PC can disconnect, it can dial out and then when finnished tell PC to reconnect ? If not could PC provide a virtual port or entry so any other prog can invisably go though PC ?
Thanks in advance
PS T610 & Parrot k3000 Car kit
EDIT are you also looking at any supprt for the likes of Roadrunner as well ?
I don't think it's a good idea to change the way the software works for thousands of people just because you organize your numbers in a way you prefer.
Here's what you can do:
1. Reorganize your phonebook
2. Edit the PhoneCtl.PB.xml manuylly and assign a "/M" (Mobile) to all numbers you have. Then you'll only have the Mobile button and you can remove all others from the design (ans make the Mobile Button as big as you want).
The SMS will only be enabled when you have a "Mobile" number assigned. Other numbers are not accepted to send a SMS to.
On release of 1.4 you can doubleclick the Signal bar to disconnect PhoCo temporarily. It'll try automatically to reconnect after a timeout of 15 seconds it the port isn't occupied anymore. Otherwise it'll retry every 15 seconds. This will solve your GPRS problem.
PhoCo's Remote Interface is open to every application that likes to use it. As far as I know guino is working on it
That all cool... I was not thinking of chaging more adding as an option.. ie one number available in that slot allow the green button to be press... as well as... how it is.Originally Posted by zorro
The disconnect is a great thing... do you know if another application can make the call to PC to this rather than double clicking ? I have asked Stevig if his prog could be altered to do this....
Thanks for the prompt reply - very good sofware indeed.
I could extend the Remote Interface to do so...Originally Posted by ccsnet