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View caller ID info on-screen with Bluetooth Phone System
Not sure when this was added. When you have a Bluetooth-enabled phone that is set up and in-range of your Mac, the caller ID information will show up on the Mac screen when the phone rings!

In addition to the caller ID info, there are three buttons that allow you to forward the call to voice mail, answer the phone, or send an SMS message to the caller. I can't find preferences anywhere to turn this on and off, it just is. I am using a Sony Ericsson t68i phone with T-Mobile service, and an AmbiCon USB bluetooth adapter on an 800MHz eMac, running the latest system (10.2.5).
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View caller ID info on-screen with Bluetooth Phone
Authored by: timthoe on May 06, '03 10:26:07AM

Have you turned on Bluetooth in AddressBook? (An extra button
appears in the window if you have a Bluetooth-connection)



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View caller ID info on-screen with Bluetooth Phone
Authored by: tobyc on May 06, '03 11:09:28AM

I have a T68i with Rogers and a D-Link USB Bluetooth adapter
all runnng on a G4 with 10.2.5 an I don't get this feature
appearing on my computer. Do you have to have the phone
linked to the computer to have this feature enabled?



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View caller ID info on-screen with Bluetooth Phone
Authored by: JakBeatZ on May 06, '03 11:10:19AM

This appears to only work if the phone is connected to the mac
already. It would be nice if the phone would initiate a
connection to the mac when the phone rings. Is this possible?



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View caller ID info on-screen with Bluetooth Phone
Authored by: tobyc on May 06, '03 11:27:57AM

I have the cell connected to the computer via bluetooth but still
doesn't display. Weird.



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View caller ID info on-screen with Bluetooth Phone
Authored by: Micah_Gideon on May 06, '03 11:24:09AM

this is a feature of the addressbook bluetooth connection features. it will also allow you to dial directly from ab, display incomming sms messages and allow you to save and/or reply to them.

cheers!



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View caller ID info on-screen with Bluetooth Phone
Authored by: kramrm on May 06, '03 11:29:12AM

I've been using this since MacWorld, but it has been available since Jaguar came out.
When you paired your phone to your system, it asked what services you want to share (Contacts, Calendar, Internet).
As long as you have the Address Book open, and your phone in range, it will act as caller id and allow you to click on a phone number and have your phone dial automatically.
A catch, however, is that is you leave your system and come back, the link is broken. You will hve to either hit the bluetooth button in the address book, or restart the program.

I'm using the Sony Ericsson Clicker, which has a built-in proximity sensor. There's a script included that re-connects address book functionality when you come back into range.

Now if I only had better reception in my area.........



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View caller ID info on-screen with Bluetooth Phone
Authored by: tobyc on May 06, '03 12:39:48PM

Well I just figured out that if you have the Sony clicker installed
you have to make sure that it is turned off or else you aren't
able to use your address book at the same time.
So I finally got it to work.



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You can use Clicker and address book at the same time
Authored by: jago_lebow on May 07, '03 12:23:20AM

Check out the support site for SEC

http://homepage.mac.com/jonassalling/Shareware/Clicker/
faq.html

Now if I had that script to reconnect to the address book it would
be nice :)



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View caller ID info on-screen with Bluetooth Phone
Authored by: krove on May 06, '03 03:44:32PM

Anything like Sony Ericcson clicker for a Nokia 3650?



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View caller ID info on-screen with Bluetooth Phone
Authored by: jellygreen on May 06, '03 04:18:36PM

The 3650 seems so much more extensible than the T68i. It has support for JaveME programs and a lot of memory to store those programs on. Perhaps someone should start working on whiping up a *better than* SonyEricsson Clicker program??



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View caller ID info on-screen with Bluetooth Phone
Authored by: hamtoolie on May 08, '03 12:40:22PM

I was tempted to buy a Nokia 3650 because of all the features and bluetooth of course at such a low price point. I have 2 friends that work at Cingular, cell-phone service provider akin to AT&T, T-Mobile in case you haven't heard of it. Friend 1 told me that Friend 2 demoed for Friend 1 the bluetooth feature on the 3650 and it only worked with voice-only devices, such as a headset. It did not do data-transfer over bluetooth. Friend 1 has a T68i was unsuccessful at connecting with the 3650. Friend 2 is very knowledgable when it comes to most things technology and has a laptop, so I assume he tried it with that, but I don't know for sure.

Anyone have any 1st-hand experience?



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View caller ID info on-screen with Bluetooth Phone
Authored by: hamtoolie on May 08, '03 01:21:46PM

so I've taken a moment to look at the 3650 web site and it says it completely supports data transfer... so my Friend 2 just wasn't trying hard enough apparently.



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View caller ID info on-screen with Bluetooth Phone
Authored by: nordicfrost on May 15, '03 10:02:21AM
Speaking as a former Nokia owner I'd say that the BT on Ericsson is less a hassle than the Nokias. The BT on t68i, e.g., uses no fancy-schmancy tricks to connect to a headset while the Nokias demand a Nokia-brand headset. Apple and the t68i is a match made in heaven!

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Script to reconnect Address Book automatically?
Authored by: Anonymous on May 09, '03 10:39:13PM

Where is this script you speak of? It's not in my SE Clicker stock
install. :-)



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View caller ID info on-screen with Bluetooth Phone
Authored by: jxpx777 on Oct 02, '04 11:58:07PM

At this rate then, I assume that since my Motorola v505 cannot isync Address Book info, then I won't be able to use this feature until that is supported?

Is anyone from Apple listening to us? Please include SyncML with isync for Tiger!!!



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