Originally posted by SpeedsterBMW+Jun 18 2003, 10:13 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (SpeedsterBMW @ Jun 18 2003, 10:13 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-AZ325Ci@Jun 18 2003, 11:28 PM
later this year, bmw will be offering as an option "bluetooth" retrofit. you do not have to have bmw's phone. you can use any cell phone company and still use the phone features in your car.
to be honest with you, i do not know if it will work on older models. there isn't much news on this yet. but as soon as i get more info on it, i will post them up.
bluetooth :wub: but its too slow [/b][/quote]
I too am interested in learning more about the phone situation. I currently have a 2001 740iL that came equipped with the hands free Motorola phone located in the center armrest. The phone now, (I purchased the car in April 2000) seems a bit outdated and does not have near the features that the newer phones have. My question is this - Because all of the wiring is existing, can I just switch out the phone, or is there more to it? When I go to the BMW accessories site, they don't even cover phones. Also, when I bought the car, in Wisconsin, there were only 2 different service companies that I could subscribe to, one being US Cellular, which now does not fit for me, as I travel to Chicago frequently, and as soon as I cross the border, I'm now in ROAM. I thought if I changed service, I might as well investigate a new phone as well.
I look forward to any feedback. This is my first time at this site, and I'm not sure if I've got the navigation down.
As long as I'm here, I have one more issue. I absolutely can not stand all the brake dust. I have been told that putting the dust shields on the front will interfere with the car's performance. I would love to hear from someone who has installed them and has an opinion.
Thanks in advance