what are the settings for setting up a bluetooth

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Valerie Mahy

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This seems like a simple guide http://www.ehow.com/how_4829279_up-bl...
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It depends on what Bluetooth device you're trying to connect, Valerie. Can you give us some more details on what you're doing?
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I have a blue parrot, full head set style. Received a new phone. having trouble finding it on cell phone.
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when i go to blue tooth it shows my phone, but does not show name device. When I select rename device it wants to change cell phone device.
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You need to set the headset into pairing mode first and then scan for devices on your phone. It's usually done by holding down the talk/multi-function/whatever it's called button on your headset for a few seconds while it's not connected to something.
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The S2x can be a little finicky when pairing certain Bluetooth devices. I've tried the Blue Parrot B250-XT for a very short time, but I didn't like the bulkiness of the device and I did experience some minor connectivity issues as well. I've been using my Plantronics Voyager Pro+ for over three years and recently upgraded to the HD version.

Personal preferences aside, I found it necessary to completely power down my S2x, and power it back on.This step basically refreshes the Bluetooth radio on your S2x and wipes out any other devices that may have been scanned by the S2x, but not stored. Once I'm back at the Home screen, I would go to Applications > Settings > Bluetooth.

I would set the Blue Parrot or the Plantronics device in pair mode two to three seconds before hitting Scan on my S2x. 90% of the time the S2x would 'see' the Blue Parrot B250-XT and connect. The rename feature allows you to edit the name of the device (e.g. Blue Parrot B250-XT) to something a little more personalized. It shouldn't be changing your cell phone device.

If you find it's still not doing what you want it to, then I would recommend switching over to the Plantronics Voyager Pro HD, you won't be disappointed. I've tried quite a few of these Bluetooth hands-free devices over the years and as a commercial driver, I use the Plantronics Voyager Pro HD everyday and it's probably one of the best hands-free Bluetooth devices I've used, in my opinion.

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Chad and I both have the Plantronics Voyager Legend. It's an excellent headset as well. My only complaint is the proprietary charging cable. LAME!
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is it great for noise reduction.Husband is a truck driver. need all background noise cancelled out so can hear on the phone. Tried ear piece one and mic to far away from mouth
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Hi Valerie, the mic doesn't have to be right at your mouth for your voice to be heard because the microphone on the Voyager Pro HD and Pro+ are very sensitive. As I mentioned earlier, I have the Pro HD and drive tractor trailer for a living. I have to say that it blocks a good 95% of background noise. Few if any of these devices can claim that they block out 100% of background noise.

I've had many people comment on how they can hear very little if any background noise and that they can't tell that I'm cruising down the highway in a big rig even with the driver's side window rolled down a few inches. The Pro HD will pair instantly with your S2x and battery life lasts anywhere from a full day to two to three days, depending on how often the Pro HD gets used.

I recommend the Pro HD or the Pro+ because either model will accept just about any micro-usb cable and can be charged through a laptop computer if you happen to misplace the provided wall adapter. I have two, my older Plantronics Pro+ and the newer Pro HD, so that at any given time, one is always charged and ready for use. Trucker tested, trucker approved.
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got the phone to voice dial now but will not get the option for voice texting. is there an app that will allow both voice dialling, text and read back incoming texts
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That's a whole different area altogether and generally limited to the capability of the phone itself. In other words, the phone either has that feature already built-in or it doesn't. Depending on which Bluetooth headset/earpiece you have, there may be an app that solves this problem.

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