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Infiniti G35 Bluetooth Questions

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  • alfster3alfster3 Posts: 25
    I just got my new Treo 700wx. I have been able to pair it with the 2007 G35x (Nav). So far I have not been able to download all contacts to the car. The instructions provided by Infiniti only allow each contact to be downloaded individually. Based on research done at other forums, it appears that this is a common issue with the Treos. This is my only real complaint thus far. Others have had some luck downloading their whole phonebook in a minute or so.
    Nevertheless, despite not being on their "approved" list, the Verizon Treo 700wx will pair with the 2007 G35x. Call quality has been good so far. I will update with any issues.

    Alf
  • cadreamncadreamn Posts: 56
    Is there any difference in the Bluetooth functionality and options between a Nav and non-Nav G35x? I know the pairing on the non-Nav is by voice, but are there any other options on non-Nav that Nav doesn't have?
  • rmcneicermcneice Posts: 20
    I'm picking up my non-nav G35x tonight and will probably try to pair my Treo 680 with it sometime this weekend. I'll report back next week, but judging from the recent posts above I don't hold out much hope.

    Shame. Nice phone, nice car.

    Bob
  • zekeman1zekeman1 Posts: 422
    Checking the Infiniti website for phones compatible with the G, I was amazed at how few there were. Recently I posted that I phoned the Infiniti customer service line to inquire if there were any other phones. A rather curt and impatient sounding individual told me that they were testing more phones and the listing would be provided soon...that was in late May. About a week later I sent an inquiry via the Infiniti website asking for more specifics. Two days ago and still no response to my email, I phoned their customer service line and asked to have a supervisor call me. Today I received a call and was told that Infiniti was trying to improve their website and would be posting updated lists of Bluetooth phones on a monthly basis. Below is the link to the website and the latest iteration of their listing.

    http://www.infiniti.com/bluetooth/results.html?vehicle=G+Sedan&year=2007&equip=Navigation+System&mfg=All+Manufacturers&x=23&y=11

    Interestingly, there doesn't appear to be any Palm phones listed for nav equipped vehicles, although I'm pretty sure some ARE compatible. That said, I'm a bit on the suspicious side as to the accuracy of the latest listing.
  • rmcneicermcneice Posts: 20
    I sent in my inquiry at the beginning of the week. I asked when they would have a software update to improve their compatible phone list and how we would get it installed.

    So far I'm IGNORED by Infiniti.
    Bob
  • scottm123scottm123 Posts: 1,501
    I was also ignored once by Infiniti.
    I sent a followup query asking how an upscale company could be so lousy in their customer service and they then immediately replied.

    Send them a followup.
  • zekeman1zekeman1 Posts: 422
    Having had a Lexus & now Infiniti, both have pro/con's - I found the customer service 800# FAR FAR FAR superior to Infiniti. Infiniti's personnel have a could-care-less tone to their voice.
    Z
  • ndisguysndisguys Posts: 5
    Ever try calling your salesperson at the dealership? I know that as an Infiniti sales representative, I always welcome calls from previous customers to assist them with issues such as these, as it builds value in me as a representative that they'll hopefully return in kind with referrals etc.
  • zekeman1zekeman1 Posts: 422
    I sure have & he's been extremely helpful. It's the indifferent attitude displayed by the 800# personnel that irks me; while my salesperson can help, I don't believe he can effectively change people at a national call center. It's not just Infiniti, many other call centers are that way - conversely, the assistance I got from the Lexus 800# the few times I called was consistently top notch 100% of the time. Regardless, I bought an Infiniti (never having owned a Nissan/Infiniti product).
    Z
  • basonbason Posts: 5
    I have approached multiple Cingular reps about my bluetooth compatability issue. They are shocked that all "bluetooth" phones don't work with bluetooth cars. None of them (and I've approached 3 different stores) have ever heard about compatability issues. I was shocked! I guess a lot of people buy the car without consideration for the phone capability!
  • zekeman1zekeman1 Posts: 422
    They do though...the only thing being focused on is the hot, shiny new model with lots of buttons and gadgets...who cares whether the phone works, as long as the nav is cool and the sound system is even cooler! I was that way...only after the fact did I pair my Razr up, not thinking it might not work...of course it did, so I was ok. But considering a new PDA phone now that I have the car + having seen issues with other phones, I've checked the (very short) list which causes questions.

    Other issues pop up after the fact that a prospective new owner never even considers, like plugging in a new destination on the nav while moving, the fact that you can't watch a DVD while driving (DUH!), you can't randomize music on the music box even though you can access practically weeks of music between the music box, a flash card and a 6 CD changer, not to mention AM/FM/SAT! It's absolutely mindboggling to see all the "important" issues, to include the 10th of a second 1/4 mile speed differences between a G35, TL, etc.

    What the hell did we do before all the technology!? LOL!
    Z
  • smokey75smokey75 Posts: 434
    You can randomize the music box. Check out the manual.
  • mdechampsmdechamps Posts: 1
    Alfster--

    How is the 700wx working? Do all functions work? Outgoing calls / Incoming Calls / Phonebook download / Caller ID? I just ordered a 700wx and was curious if I can expect to use all options.

    Thanks.
  • alfster3alfster3 Posts: 25
    mdechamps,

    So far the phone is working well for me (had ot for about 2 weeks). Incoming and outgoing calls have not been an issue. No complaints from the party on the other end and most people can't tell I am in a car or on speakerphone. I must admit I don't use the phone a lot in the car. The caller ID is working so far. Sometimes the voice recognition doesn't work great, but that is rare. I have not been able to download all of my phonebook at once, though on other sites I have seen where this is possible with the Treo. Right now, I am adding contacts to the phonebook as I call them (or call me). The car makes that pretty easy. If I get the interest, I will start playing with it more.

    Overall, I really like the phone. I use it a dictaphone at work with a wi-fi card, and also as my pager using the text messaging system. I would recommend some screen protectors, though. A friend of mine's screen is starting to scratch after just a couple of months. I got mine from Boxwave and like them.

    Good luck, Alfster.
  • basonbason Posts: 5
    Just checked Infiniti's website for Bluetooth compatibles. They seem to have redesigned it. They have a link that shows the phones they are currently testing. Nice...
  • kb124kb124 Posts: 60
    I am not a big cellphone user, but my wife and I recently bought a pair. During our recent car shopping, the Bluetooth factor never came into play for me. That is, I really could care less about it.

    Finally we checked out the G35x, and I was sold on the car. On the purchase day, the salesman gave us a good hour overview of the features of the car, one of which was the Bluetooth connection. He instructed how to establish the connection setup with the G35X. and we did a quick test call.

    Still, I thought, Big Deal!

    Well, the next day I am driving home. The 'car' rings. At first, I am flabbergasted. What do I do? I look at the Nav screen and there is a menu item about 'Answer Call' (or something close). I select it and say "Hello". Next I hear my wife through the car sound system and we proceed in conversation. From that point on, conversing with both hands on the steering wheel.

    I was like a kid all over again on his birthday. (Just like the day before when I bought the car and drove it home).

    Bottom line, I found that this Bluetooth technology is cool stuff (something you people already know). For me, it was enlightening. A very special technology moment.
  • Just got an '07 g35 with nav. Old Blackberry 7520 and new blackberry 8830 both work, though outgoing call volume suffers from the distant echo effect as well, though only intermittently. Some on the other end have reported good sound quality, others say they are hearing me as though I was far away. I've adjusted the outgoing call volume to max, which improved the problem, but it still persists. Haven't yet gotten ANY incoming calls (bluetooth is new to me, as is the car). The blackberry and infiniti manuals offer no help. It's likely the vehicle mic which is in the overhead light assembly. Will try leaning in a little! Besides that, the car rocks, particularly with 4W steering--almost straightens out the twisties!
  • I have a new 07 G35x with nav - paired my Treo 650 up no problem. Can make outgoing calls and receive calls. Works better than my 04 TL did. Only issue is when I am on a call and another one comes in (call waiting) the car hangs up on the person I am talking with and does not even pick up the new call! Very frustrating.... I would call Infiniti but it sounds like they would be of no help whatsoever - especially since the 650 is not on their list of "compatible" phones. Anyone else have this issue??
  • mikec17mikec17 Posts: 1
    I have the EXACT same problem. I called Infiniti and they said "sorry it's the phone." So, I called Verizon and they said "we can't really help you because we don't know anything about your car."

    The REALLY irritating thing is that I would buy a new phone but Infiniti has not tested very many PDA/phones that Verizon carries.
  • Interesting... It is quite disappointing that these car companies put all this advanced technology into these new cars and then are completely worthless when you have a question about the specifics of that technology - especially when it is not working as it should. For Bluetooth it is so easy for the car company to blame the phone and vice versa. It would be nice if they actually resolved the problem... wouldn't that be something??!! Maybe I'll try calling Infiniti myself...I doubt I'd do any better than you did.
  • zekeman1zekeman1 Posts: 422
    Ok, for those wondering which phones are good to go with the Infiniti, go to www.infiniti.com. Go to the Search portion at the upper right hand of the homepage. Type Bluetooth into it. You will get another page and among the links, click on the one which says Bluetooth Wireless Technology - Information. You will then get another page where you can select which Infiniti you have, year, whether it has nav or not, and select your phone manufacturer. It will show all phones which are compatible. If your phone is NOT listed, click on the link which shows phones currently being tested by Infiniti. You might see your phone there - the phone which I have is listed and hopefully it will pass at some point. Currently it does not. Hope this info helps.
    Z
  • Followup--I was able to upload my entire blackberry 8830 address book to my G. Pity the address book is only available when the phone is linked to the car. It would be nice if the data took up residence inside the Infiniti independent of the phone. Still, the sound quality gremlins appear to have disappeared! I don't know how I ever lived without bluetooth--it should be mandatory in cars, like seatbelts. Break in period on the car is nearly over, but I'm cheating. The thing's lateral G sensor is amazing. It knows exactly when you're in the mood and revs up to meet you. I wish my... never mind.
  • I have been looking at 2007 pre -owned G35s to buy. It seems that there is a lot of base models on the market. I wanted to know if I bought a base model w/o BT ,can the dealer install a factory Infiniti systems ?

    Also, on the factory installed systems, does all the call info such as number, time of call etc.. get shown on the radio display unit?

    thanks
  • I don't understand why you need the NAV package in order to transfer your phonebook via bluetooth.

    I only have the prem package so i have to use the voice command to enter in every single entry. Which is extremely annoying since you can only complete it via voiceactivation. It would be a lot easier to navigate through the center console and just speak the persons name you're enterting rather than completeing the whole task by voice.

    Other than that I have no complaints with the bluetooth. I have a Sanyo M1 and it's been working perfectly. I just checked and there's no call waiting option which is annoying. But I can deal with that. Hopefull the person calling on the other line gets my voicemail and not a busy signal. I'll test that when I go home.
  • topgun7topgun7 Posts: 409
    Anyone has luck with the Samsung Sync A707 pairing up with the 07 G35? I have successfully pair up the G with my Razor and incoming and outgoing call are flawless. But when I tried to pair the Samsung up with the G35, Samsung keep staying on searching for a new device and cannot find the G... Anyone has tips? The Sync is in the supported list in Infiniti site....
  • topgun7topgun7 Posts: 409
    Just figure it out.. I missing hit a button (duh). The phone pair up great with the G35 now. However, I cannot figure out how to transfer the phone bood to the G.. need to look at the A707 menu...
  • Has anybody tried pairing up with an iPhone yet? Infiniti site states under testing.

    Thanks
  • I purchaed an 07 G35 w/navigation. After much testing of phones, I convinced ATT to renew my contract with a Blackberry Curve. The phone is not on Infinit's list, but is completely compatible. I tested a friend's phone before making the switch from my Treo 680. I am able to make/receive calls as well as download the phonebook. I am so happy to have a compatible phone with my car. While the car is awesome to say the least, the phone compatibility is extra sweet.
  • scottm123scottm123 Posts: 1,501
    I've spoken to people who have linked their iPhones with the 07 G.
    They said it works perfectly.
  • I have a 2007 G35 and a Palm 700p. Bluetooth worked great for a few months, but recently I have only been able to receive calls using the car handsfree buttons and speaker. When I try and make a call the call information is displayed on the screen of the car but it doesn't go over the speaker. It seems like a phone setting issue but there aren't that many things to change.

    Any ideas? Of course no help from Palm or Sprint. Anything would be appreciated.
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