I've been told by Verizon that the BMW V60s phone has a special chip in it that allows it to talk properly to the car's computer system. I've heard from people that do not have the BMW phone that they have to insert the phone into the cradle every time they start the car in order to have the names/address book download and display on the idrive screen.
The BMW parts people told me the BMW phone is the same phone as the Verizon, but the Verizon people said it needs this special chip, and they've replaced a couple phones that didn't have the chip.
Anyone have the straight scoop on this? Is there a BMW programmed chip in the BMW phone??