Sunday, April 27, 2008

Bluetooth

At the start of the April I upgraded my trusty O2 Orbit to th Orbit2.

At firsy it was a great phone, however over a period of a couple of weeks, the Bluetooth performance steadily got worse, unitl it was useless.

I phoned O2 and was sent a replacement handset. And yet again the Bluetooth headset didn't work. So I tired the headset on another phone and it worked, so I tried another headset on the Orbit2 and it didn't work. Phone O2 and was sent another phone.
The frist Issue I have with O2 service is here. Before you can change handsets to another model you have to have had 3 handsets. Sorry if it doesn't work on 2 it is unlikely to work on the 3rd.

So the 3rd came and it to didn't work, phone call to O2 and was asked what handset I wanted. Simple something that has a working Bluetooth connection, and was a windows mobile 6 handset.

I was sent an Argon, which is Windows Mobile 5, and O2 don't have an upgrade to Mobile 6. On top of this the phone is more like a Brick than a phone.

So I am keeping my Obrit2, and will revert to my Orbit. Until O2, (or HTC the company that make the phone) bring out a patch or I can find a Bluetooth headset which works.

Why can't O2 produce a list of compatible headsets that have been tested?
Why 3 hand sets, 2 would be better, but then why not 4.

This has cost me a lot of time and money. Something I won't be repeating, and so I have told O2 when my contract expires I will be off to pastures new. Why are old customers treated worse than new ones.

If we all changed providers, each year perhaps the roviders would look to give their customers a better deal.

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