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There have been numerous posts, but no results. Has anyone actually gotten their non-BMW StarTac to work? Timeport to work? V-phone to work?

If yes, did the address book download?
 

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it wont work- except to charge your phone. the reason is that the bmw version of the star tac has a minor software change that allows the star tac and the bimmer to work together. MB has a similar system. bottom line as far as I know- you gotta get the bmw phone. I hear they are out or will be out with soon a voice activated system so before you buy the star tac phone check on this.

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Installing new system today. BMW Startac 7797 with voice activation. Will let you guys know it works.
Someone below complained about not have the internet access and other features below. I think that is getting just a little dangerous. It hard enough to operate the phone or navigation system without crashing the car. Now, they want to read e-mail?

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Originally posted by David:
There have been numerous posts, but no results. Has anyone actually gotten their non-BMW StarTac to work? Timeport to work? V-phone to work?

If yes, did the address book download?
No can do. The BMW StarTac has a BMW proprietary program that is not for sale aftermarket.



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mark:

i think they meant surfing the web when the phone was out of the car, not while they were driving!

a reasonable concern, but probably not the intent :).

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I know there is some data posted already -- but what is the state of the art voice recognition StarTac..and the part numbers?
 

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To MarkM5Lauderdale or anyone else who knows:
what is the purpose of the PSE box (part #84 11 0 026 229) for the StarTac? My dealer only ordered the other 2: phone and install kit? Is the PSE box the voice recognition? Please let me know asap -- dealer is installing phone tomorrow and has no clue, as usual. Thanks
 

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Argh! Let's try and get BMW to support the new Motorola V-series phone (as they seem to in Europe, see pictures). Let's flood them with mail. (Anyone else hate driving a state of the art car with a Fred Flinstone phone?) Who's with me?
 

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Yes it seems that the "v-phone" or "vader" as we call it in the states is currently the phone being installed in Europe under the model name "Motorola Handy". I hear that BMW is going to offer a new telephone to the U.S. in December. Anyone else?
 

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Yesterday, the parts guy at my BMW dealer told me that the CPT 8000 will be out by spring, not in December. I had the 7797 installed, and it works, but it could be better integrated with the GPS screen. I wonder if the 2001 navigation system works better with the phone. It seems Mercedes and BMW Europe are way ahead of us in phones.

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