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post #1 of 8 Old 02-05-2008, 02:09 AM Thread Starter
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i read the manual and all the research and found nothing about this hands free link. i can't import my phone book to the car because i have a razer which sucks so i have to store the name and number into the HFL itself. my question is, is there caller ID beside showing the number who is calling on the dash? i hate to look at my phone first to see who is calling then pick up using my steering wheel. is there a way where when someone called it say there name instead of the number? help me out guys.
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Depends on the phone.

I had a Treo 755p -- which would NOT send CallerID to the car. (also wouldn't send the phonebook)

Now I use a BlackBerry 8830, which does it, on the 2nd ring the radio display shows the incoming number.

Hope this helps.

I also called HFL hotline (look on the handsfreelink.honda.com website) and the guy was VERY helpful in getting my BB 8830 set up properly.

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i can't import it so i stored it on the HFL itself. you can store up to 50 contacts all voice activated. i do get the incoming call number and the voice saying incoming call. what i want is to let the voice saying incoming call (name) or display the name on the LCD screen instead of the number. that way i won't pick up my phone first to see who it is. i don't like picking up unknown number.
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HFL does not support any caller ID functions other than displaying the incoming number in the LCD screen below the NAVI screen.

Because of phone compatibility issues I can see why it doesn't display any info from the phone . . . but it would be nice if it announced "You have an incoming call. Danielle Home." if you saved the # in HFL. The info is there already.

For full phone compatibility, it would be cool if the NAVI screen would display full caller ID info.

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What would REALLY be nice (and I have yet to see a built-in NAVI that does this on ANY car) is if I could bluetooth send or whatever an ADDRESS to the NAVI from my Blackberry.

It seems silly that I can send a contact/phone number but NOT the address.

But as I said... every company seems to fall short here.

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daym, i guess i'm going to have to look at my phone so see who is callling before answering from th HFL.
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To get a compatibe phone to handle all HFL capabilities is a pain in the butt! My Samsung SPH-m610 does work but I must enter contacts one at a time and does not allow Phone Book import. The answer I got from Samsung tech support was "Your phone does not support this feature". I contacted Honda Canada customer relations and they advised me to go to the Acura website to get a list of compatibile phones. I used the 08 Acura MDX as an example. Yes many many phones listed as approved "But aslo FLAGGED with exceptions"
which I don't want. After going through the whole list Sony Ericsson could be in the ball park. Do we have to wait for the maker's of mobile to play catch up??
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i tried the site you gave me. my razr would only connect but not import. i guess its all good. i just wanna hear the female voice saying incoming call from _____ instead of saying you got an incoming call and display the number on the LCD.
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