I'm monitoring a couple of TomTom forums so am not sure where I saw it but apparently it's a big problem with TomTom 720 units and the quality of handsfree sound. Best Buy has been taking back unit after unit by users till the user found a unit that worked properly. It seems the version number of the software installed (or downloaded) for the TomTom unit may be an indicator as to whether the specific unit will work properly with the hands free.
Goto this link for discussion about the problem:http://tomtomforums.com/showthread.php?t=3187(I apologize if providing links to another site's forum is a no-no here; I'm new here. Just trying to assist other posters here)
Thanks for the info. I have not tried the bluetooth yet since I don't currently have a BT phone. However, I probably will within the next three months. So, how do I determine if my unit is part number 8M00.780.7.010? Wait my box says part number 8M00.780, no .010 at the end. I assume, that means mine might not be one of the suspected faulty units. Should feel comfortable with that assumption for now?
Also, one of the choices in TT's menu is System Information. Should find the version info there.As I understand it, if the user has version 7.00 installed, do NOT upgrade to 7.01. Apparently, the upgrade only adds icons for a few more poi's and destroys the sound quality for the call receiver for hands-free. Going back to 7.00 does NOT fix the problem. BUT, if you get a unit **new** and the box does show the 7.010 installed, then you are ok.Clear as mud, eh?
Does it mean it is not compatible, or that it wasn't tested yet?
The 8100 works with hands free calling, but not for much else... if that is any indication.
The 8100 works with hands free calling, but not for much else... if that is any indication.With my Bluetooth earpiece I press a button and my Blackberry says 'Say a Command'. I then can use it as if I am speaking into the phone. Is this what hands free means? And to answer a call I press the same button. Is that how you answer a call?