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      04-22-2013, 02:32 PM   #1
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Which Phone with F30

My F30 is still in the drawing office at BMW (expected delivery around W/C 17th of June ordered months ago) ..

The spec of my car is as follows

330d M Sport F30 in EBII, 19"Alloys, Advanced Parking Package, Visibility Package, Active Security, Media Pro, Adaptive Suspension, HUD, Speed Display Internet, H&K Sound, Enhanced BT, Folding Mirrors, Elec Fr Seats & Lumbar, Folding Rear Head Restraints, Seat Heating, Sliding Armrest, Surround View, Comfort Access

My company phone contract is up and I can choose anything.. Can anyone give me some opinions to which which phone has the best compatibility ?

In the distant past I had a IPOD docked via the audi interface and phone by high prep BT... all worked well...

I would like to listen to the IPOD (or streamed from phone), use phone and receive emails if possible etc ?

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Dude, in the Audi you needed phone gadgets to get through the boredom. You are piloting a BMW now (or soon will), no need for gadgets to distract the from the fact the steering wheel isn't connected to the front wheels....because it actually is on a BM.

Jokes aside, I wouldn't choose a phone to fit the car, they pretty much all BT connect, stream music (if you think that is the most convenient way, I don't). Don't be left with a phone that syncs great with the car but is crap as a phone. Just check the available options here http://www.bmw.co.uk/en/topics/owner...atibility.html
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Dude, in the Audi you needed phone gadgets to get through the boredom. You are piloting a BMW now (or soon will), no need for gadgets to distract the from the fact the steering wheel isn't connected to the front wheels....because it actually is on a BM.

Jokes aside, I wouldn't choose a phone to fit the car, they pretty much all BT connect, stream music (if you think that is the most convenient way, I don't). Don't be left with a phone that syncs great with the car but is crap as a phone. Just check the available options here http://www.bmw.co.uk/en/topics/owner...atibility.html
Yip, ditch Bluetooth streaming and buy a 32gb stick. This way you get controls from I drive and album art.

I've got a Samsung s3 which doesn't receive email, but does pick up texts. IPhone is the best way to guarantee connectivity and apps etc
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      04-22-2013, 03:15 PM   #4
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Yip, ditch Bluetooth streaming and buy a 32gb stick. This way you get controls from I drive and album art.

I've got a Samsung s3 which doesn't receive email, but does pick up texts. IPhone is the best way to guarantee connectivity and apps etc
Stefan - I've got email working with my S3. It was a pain to set up, as all the configuration is completed via the BMW website.
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Stefan - I've got email working with my S3. It was a pain to set up, as all the configuration is completed via the BMW website.
Oooo, do share. Ive setup the connected drive email but it doesnt popup like texts do, which I believe with the correct phone, it should
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      04-22-2013, 03:41 PM   #6
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Oooo, do share. Ive setup the connected drive email but it doesnt popup like texts do, which I believe with the correct phone, it should
I used this thread (RobUK's post in particular) as guidance:

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showth...ghlight=office

Two email accounts are configured (as IMAP) in the BMW website. I can then access either inbox through Connected Drive > BMW online > email. You have to have data enabled on your S3 as it uses the phones data connection.

My Pro Nav is the newer (post November 12) system - not sure if that makes a difference.
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So in short you would recommend copying my iPod to USB drive ?

I must say I did like the RSAP bt connection on the high prep audi.. Saved battery and quality was excellent..
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I would, and have done this. No fancy cables, no IPOD rattling around in the storage compartment, quick and hassle free

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