What do you do when your Bluetooth won’t disconnect?

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Real Estate Agent with The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi BRE# 01390564

 

The Nines Team in Lodi

 

What do you do when your Bluetooth won’t disconnect?

I’m pretty sure that I’m not the only person on the face of the planet who has been talking with a hands free device and suddenly the happy blue flashing goes solid!  I couldn’t turn it off and the phone would not route calls to the hand set!  So when you are traveling down the freeway at 65 MPH … the only alternative that came to mind …. toss the hands-free device out the window!  AND in nano seconds … the phone worked!The Nines Team in Lodi

 

Now I know that I’m now at great risk talking without a hands-free device.  So I knew at the earliest opportunity I would get another one.  That opportunity was this morning at the AT&T store … just me and about 30 other people who happened to be there when they opened!

 

At the end of the day (not quite literally – but if I was going to be there any longer I was going to ask for the employee benefits package) I got a new hand-free device something called a “Blue Ant!”

 

I’m told (by AT&T employees of course,) that it is the best little device on the market and with tax and everything it came to +/- $140.00.  So far, so good!  The sales clerk even “paired” it for me (no wine involved) and I’m “good to go!”

 

However, I do now have another concern.  My very Smart Phone and my new Blue Ant are becoming unduly friendly.  They have entered into a relationship … talking to each other and entirely without me!  I presume that at some point they’ll let me back into this new ménage a trois … but I suppose they’ll be making all the rules!

 

Ah … the wonders of technology!

Comments (20)

Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

I have never had that problem... and it would be a big problem for me, since my car is bluetooth!! Yikes!

Jan 14, 2011 04:01 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Jack- I have a different tale.  When I was using one of my first bluetooth headsets, I was in the car, driving.  I turned my head to the right and the earpiece flew into the back seat!  It was still close enough to be connected but I couldn't hear anything.  All I could do was disconnect the call from my phone and wait until I pulled over to retrieve the headset.

Jan 14, 2011 04:04 PM
Susan Goulding
Crown Key Realty, Inc; Tracy & Mountain House Sales and Property Management - Tracy, CA
Northern CA - Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate

HAHA _ or you use the little headset that came with your phone and plug it in.  Yes that creates wires but the battery never dies.

Me, the blue light blinking girl hasn't used a bue tooth in a while.  Phone rings... blue tooth answers, and blue tooth is somewhere but it's NOT in my ear... more likely in my purse, in the trunk.

I'm pretty sure at this point it's safer to just talk on the darn phone.

a blue ant.... costco sells blue teeth for $19.99 you can buy a lot of blue teeth's for the cost of one blue ant.

Jan 14, 2011 05:05 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Jack - ha ha. HAven't heard about that little device. I haven't had that problem with my bluetooth. But the cat likes to play with it if I leave it lying around. And I often forget to turn it off when I take it off at home. Kinda hard to talk on the phone when the BT is still on but I can find it.

Jeff

Jan 15, 2011 02:45 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Jack you are too  funny.  I don't know anything about this blue ant thingy.  And I sure don't want them carrying on a two way conversationg without me - on my bank account too boot!  I wonder how the blue and and blue tooth will work once in the car - would they all sync up? 

Jan 15, 2011 04:28 AM
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi - Lodi, CA
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Alan - My car ia a last century production model MB E430 ... teeth were still white then! 

Jan 15, 2011 06:45 AM
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
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Kathy - I sure understand ... in this case the caller was someone I've been trying to get a hold of for almost a month ... and a key player in a deal on the table ....  the ear piece was just a "cost of doing business..."

Jan 15, 2011 06:46 AM
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
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Susan ... Wires ... you trying to strangle me?  When seeking the bluetooth while driving ... you're right ... it safer to just talk ... if the bluetooth will let you! 

Jan 15, 2011 06:48 AM
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
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Jeff - When I've been driving and have the ear piece on when I come into the office - there are times I forget to turn it off .... then it's .... ring .... "Hello, can you hear me?" 

Jan 15, 2011 06:49 AM
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
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Anna - OMG - I never thought about my SMART phone being part of a financial hijacking plan.  OK, I'm back to two cans and a string!  I'm told that the Blue Ant can "multi-task with other devices." ... but what do I know ... I haven't read the instruction manual!

Jan 15, 2011 06:51 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Jack, Blue Ant, huh?  And here I thought your graphic was going to illustrate a little bug in your system! 

Jan 15, 2011 07:07 AM
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
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Pat!  You're quick!  If you ask the system, it's say the only bug is me!  What's that saying ... "user error?"

Jan 15, 2011 08:31 AM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

I used to have an E320, and while I miss it, technology has evolved... you should check it out.

Jan 15, 2011 10:21 AM
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi - Lodi, CA
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Alan ... you are right ... I just hesitate to leave what's been comfortable and reliable ... but the draw of technology is a big one.  Like you, I spend a lot of time in the car ... and if I'm looking for the best mobile experience ... it will have to be with another vehicle!

Jan 16, 2011 05:08 AM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

Jack - I've been checkin' out the Blue Ant (not the earbud, but the visor mounted), and it looks pretty cool... if you don't want to get rid of the Benz, this might be a good alternative.

Jan 16, 2011 09:45 AM
Christina ONeal
At Home Real Estate Group - Ripon, CA
Realtor - Ripon California

I love it Jack.  I haven't heard of the Blue Ant yet but I'll be on the look out for it.  I have a jawbone that keeps trying to leave me but I keep finding that little sucker :)  They sure do have minds of their own :)

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Jan 17, 2011 06:57 AM
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
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Alan - Thanks ... I got a visor unit when I bought an air card ... it's still in the box ... maybe I should have looked at this earlier!  You're a prince!

Jan 17, 2011 12:26 PM
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
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Christina ... Now you tell me they had "minds" ... I thought they were possessed!

Jan 17, 2011 12:26 PM
Patrick Henry
PMZ - Stockton, CA
PMZ

Wow did not think you were going to post this one. Steve seems to love the Ant so I am sure it will be nothing but kind to you.

Jan 19, 2011 08:23 AM
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi - Lodi, CA
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Patrick ... maybe ... but right now it's not connecting!  Most likely it's user error!

Jan 21, 2011 06:52 PM