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After searching I noticed only 2-3 comments about full function of this phone with the S5's bluetooth, but I am wondering if this is so for all cellular carriers. When I got the car, I bought a Blackberry World Edition, as it was the only Blackberry on Audi's compatability list, but I don't travel much to warrant its abilities, and I miss the camera (it came in reall handy when my 2005 Benz E 500 was giving me fits). Verizon will swap it out for me, but their policy is only 1 exchange per purchase. I see that the curve is listed as compatible with other carriers, but I am concerned that they may have different firmware which may lead to problems. I am thinking that it should work, and that since the Curve is a new offering for Verizon, the list may not be updated yet, but as a person who drives a lot and needs to be on the phone frequently for my work (while driving), I can't be without a reliable bluetooth connection and phone book access via the MMI- especially with a stick.
 

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There is a massive thread on this over on www.navplus.us and here in particular Phone list thread

The latest list copied from thier site....

This list of phones has been tested in the EU & US with an EU or US RNS-E . Your results may vary due to firmware issues with the phones etc.

So far paired and Hands free profiles with GSM commands for phone book, Missed/dialed/received calls etc

Apple Iphone
SE K550i
SE K608i
SE K610i
SE K700i
SE K750i
SE K800i
SE K850i (requires FW version R1EA031 for received/missed calls list fix)
SE S700i
SE W800i
SE T68
SE Z540
SE P990i (Symbian, but works)
Nokia 6021
Nokia 6111
Nokia 6230
Nokia 6230i
Nokia 6233
Nokia 6234
Nokia 6280
Nokia 6310i
Nokia 6500 Slide
Nokia 6800
Nokia 6822
Nokia 8800
Nokia 8801
Nokia E65 (Phonebook download with revision Q BT module and Nokia 810 download manager installed)
Nokia E90 (Phonebook download with revision Q BT module and Nokia 810 download manager installed)
Nokia N73 (Phonebook download with revision Q BT module and Nokia 810 download manager installed)
Nokia N95 (Phonebook download with revision Q BT module and Nokia 810 download manager installed)
Nokia N95 8Gb (Phonebook download with revision Q BT module and Nokia 810 download manager installed)
Motorola Razor V3
Motorola Razor V3i
Motorola L6
Motorola SLVR L7
Motorola V550
Motorola V600 (in BT mode)
Motorola Z6
Motorola V8 (new)
Orange SPV M600
O2 XDA mini S
Siemens S65
I-Mate K-Jam (firmware dependant)
Samsung P300
Samsung A900 (firmware YL10)
Samsung SGHG600
Cingular 2125 Smartphone (HTC Faraday) (Orange C600?)
MDA Vario
Treo 650 (firmware dependant)
Blackberry 8700c
Blackberry 8100g (Pearl UK O2)
HTC TyTN II

Phones that worked, with Hands free, but not the GSM commands (PDA phones mainly)

SE P910i
Nokia 3233
Nokia 7710
For all Nokia E & N series you need revision Q of the phone module or better
Nokia N70
Nokia N80 very poor does not keep connection with bluetooth consistantly
Nokia N91
Nokia Ngage
Nokia 6620
Nokia 6682
Samsung D500
Samsung D600
Samsung i730
Motorola MPX220
Motorola Z8 (symbian)
Qtek 2020i - Flakey
Sprint Audiovox PPC6600
LG Chocolate
LG Viewty (very poor does not keep connection with bluetooth consistantly)

Phones that found the Interface ,but no pairing at all:

T-Mobile MDA II
O² XDA II

I addition to make full use of the "Bluetooth High Prep" you will need one of these...

Here is a list of SAP phone

Benq Siemens

CX75
EL71
M75
S65
S68
S75
SK65
SL75
SP65


Nokias

3250
6021
6103
6111
6125
6131
6230
6230i
6270
6280
6820
6822
7370
8800
9300i
9500
E50
E60
E61
E70
N71
N80
N91

I would guess most N series have SAP profiles including the new N95 when it comes out.



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55 JWB thank you for the reference. I went to my Verizon dealer today and had them pair a BB Curve to my car. All was well, then i started to drive away and:confused: it quit. I went through the pairing process about 9 times and suddenly viola, all is well. I had to attempt pairing multiple times with my previous BB (world edition) as well before it worked with reliability. Not sure why, but then again I don't care just so it works.
 

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55 JWB thank you for the reference. I went to my Verizon dealer today and had them pair a BB Curve to my car. All was well, then i started to drive away and:confused: it quit. I went through the pairing process about 9 times and suddenly viola, all is well. I had to attempt pairing multiple times with my previous BB (world edition) as well before it worked with reliability. Not sure why, but then again I don't care just so it works.
On the Blackberry curve (and a couple of other BB models) it will give a 'pop-up' that asks if you want to connect with the Audi...there is a little check box (tick box) that says "Don't ask this again". Make sure you have it checked/ticked and the phone will auto pair every time. P.S. I have the Curve, but the 8100 (Pearl) works the same. ;)
 

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Forgot to say, a freind is using the BB pearl here in the UK with no issues, I am picking up my S5 tomorrow and will be using my BB Pearl 8120, it will work with full funtionality but not take advantage of the 'bluetooth high' prep that requires a phone with 'SAP' "Sim Access Protocol" this massively saves battery power as the phone stays in a hybernation mode even in use using this method of Bluetooth connection. The BB will not and will light up and ring when someone calls you, a SAP phone will not ring, the car will....

Sorry if "teaching somone to suck eggs"

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I have been using Verizon with a first generation Razr and, while it is totally compatable with the Fridge (S5, Ibis White), Verizon's reception leaves a bit to be desired in my area. The carrier of choice here is AT&T and I will be switching next month. I called Nokia to find out what is compatable with the S5 and they didn't have a clue. Neither did AT&T. I finally called AudiUSA customer service and spoke to a phone "specialist". They do not publish a list of compatable phones on line so you must check directly with them. They say the reason the list is not published is because it changes so often. She then told me it changes about every 2 months. While the list provided above in this thread is quite large, many of the phones are not available in the U.S. Make sure you check with AudiUSA before getting a new phone to get the latest updates on compatability.
 

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Just an update. The Curve seems to be working very well. In fact I can pull up incoming and outgoing call lists, something I was unable to do with the BB world edition. All is good in bluetooth land.
 

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My Blanckberry Curve 8310 works and syncs the phone book as well.
 

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Does any of these allow you to send sms's? I remember my previous BMW used to let me do that, but that was through the handheld which was provided with the car.
 

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random bluetooth disconnect problem with balckberry curve

Just an update. The Curve seems to be working very well. In fact I can pull up incoming and outgoing call lists, something I was unable to do with the BB world edition. All is good in bluetooth land.
After lots of frusrtation with my Verizon Treo 755p, I junked it for a new Verizon Blackberry Curve. The Bluetooth works great - much better than the Treo ever did (althoug I could do without the hig pitch shriek I get every so often when I make a phone call). However, one big glitch, sometimes the BT spontaneously disconnects from the car if I've been on the phone for a while. Almost like it says: "well, this call's gone on too long. You're done." Anyone else experiencing this problem?
 
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