1. Jsolts's Avatar
    Where I live talking on a cell phone while driving is illegal and will get you a nice $200 fine, unless you use a hands free device.

    In my truck I have a nav deck with blue tooth built in so while I'm driving I can make and receive calls hands free no problem.

    Well the truck went in for service today and I was given a brand new jeep compass to use in the meantime.

    Much to my surprise the brand new jeep did not have blue tooth. I figured I could suck it up for a day or two and just pull over when I need to make calls.

    One thing I could not suck up however was the terrible radio I was forced to listen to. So I swung by my home and grabbed my audio cable to plug my phone into the aux port so I could listen to music.

    While I was rocking out, I noticed that the music volume faded for a second to play my notifications when I received a message. Then went back to full volume.

    That's pretty cool I thought. Don't interrupt the music, but don't miss the message either.

    A few minutes later I got a phone call. Instinctively I swiped down to answer the call, forgetting that I had no blue tooth and could not talk on my phone without holding it to my head.

    All of the sudden to my surprise I heard the call coming through my speakers.

    I said hello, and again to my surprise the caller could hear me.

    I did not know that the calls would be routed thru the speakers via the aux port. And that the mic would work as normal while plugged in.

    This is a fantastic option for those who have aux port but not blue tooth.

    Forgive me if this is old news but it blew me away when I realized it.


    Also I noticed that when you unplug the cable from the phone while music is playing, it will pause the music rather than playing it through the phones speaker.

    Handy if you are in and out of the car a lot. You won't lose you place in the song.

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    05-30-13 09:00 PM
  2. diegonei's Avatar
    BlackBerry, helping you avoid fees by doing things you didn't expect it to!
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    05-30-13 09:08 PM
  3. xamdam's Avatar
    This is not new, many devices have this as once you plug into the audio headphone jack on the phone you can listen to your music on the device and yes hear the call over your car speakers.

    Now it all depends on the cars audio unit as well.

    Posted via CB10
    05-30-13 09:47 PM
  4. Jsolts's Avatar


    Now it all depends on the cars audio unit as well.

    Posted via CB10
    I guess that's just technology for you....when you're used to a wireless technology like blue tooth, You tend to forget there is a wired way as well.


    Posted on a Post-It!
    05-30-13 11:22 PM
  5. TheTigerTek's Avatar
    Thanks for the info. I don't have blue tooth in my car so I bought my a BlackBerry mini bluetooth speaker and plugged that into my aux. It gets the job done but this is a good idea when I leave the speaker at home.

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    05-30-13 11:28 PM
  6. nickthebold's Avatar
    This is just simple audio input/output through a cable.

    Posted via CB10
    05-30-13 11:31 PM
  7. lengend's Avatar
    My 9900 did this also.

    Posted via CB10
    05-30-13 11:32 PM
  8. Engire's Avatar
    This may be somewhat old news as I could do the same with my 9650 through a cassette adapter in my old Saturn. However when I tried to do the same thing with my iphone 4 all I got during phone calls was feedback so bad you could not have a conversation. Say what you will about Apples cutting edge tech but BlackBerry had this figured out long ago.
    05-30-13 11:43 PM
  9. Bdot-1's Avatar
    It's the same as plugging in your earphones that came with the phone. Although the pin on those earphones have three sections , 2 for stereo sound and 1 for the in line mic. The mic section will disconnect the phone mic and reroute it to the earphones when plugged in. The car doesn't have that mic section of the plug so it actually doesn't connect to anything therefore it doesn't switch away from the phone mic and sends audio only.

    Did I just make any sense there?

    Posted via CB10
    05-30-13 11:48 PM
  10. bubbbab's Avatar
    BlackBerry, helping you avoid fees by doing things you didn't expect it to!
    Well I have to admit, they sure did a lot of things that I didn't expect them to do in bb10

    Steve, Posted via CB10
    05-30-13 11:52 PM
  11. koncoberry's Avatar
    Thus feature already appeared since curve 83xx

    My car still uses cassette-player (old,huh?) using cassette adapter (a cassette thingy which has a wire with an 3.5" jack at the end of it) so I can connect it to my mp3 player

    If I connect it to my BB automatically it changes to hand free.

    Posted from my ZZZZZZZZZZ
    05-30-13 11:57 PM
  12. Jsolts's Avatar
    It's the same as plugging in your earphones that came with the phone. Although the pin on those earphones have three sections , 2 for stereo sound and 1 for the in line mic. The mic section will disconnect the phone mic and reroute it to the earphones when plugged in. The car doesn't have that mic section of the plug so it actually doesn't connect to anything therefore it doesn't switch away from the phone mic and sends audio only.

    Did I just make any sense there?

    Posted via CB10
    Makes perfect sense. I didn't think about it that way.

    I always thought the mic was cut off when using headphones that didn't have a mic.



    Posted on a Post-It!
    05-31-13 12:13 AM
  13. annon91221's Avatar
    Well, then there is the problem of echo if the sound canceling mic is not activated.. so it is not just the sound going through the head phone jack it also has to do with the rerouting the mic...
    Basically, it doesn't just happen with all the phones...it is a feature that had been thought upon...

    Posted via CB10
    05-31-13 12:27 AM
  14. Gees97's Avatar
    It's because the Z10 realizes it's an audio cable and not a wired headset. I use it in the car if I wanna show someone a youtube video. Most of the time the road noise is too loud and using car speakers helps.

    Posted via CB10
    05-31-13 01:47 AM
  15. Winston Loh's Avatar
    Cool, thanks for sharing...
    05-31-13 02:16 AM
  16. pvphooman's Avatar
    That's an awesome feature.. Even cooler is using BlackBerry maps for navigation, while listening to music via AUX port..

    The music quiets down as the navigation speaks your next turn!

    Posted via CB10 & Z10 abuser
    05-31-13 02:18 AM
  17. hawash78's Avatar
    ^^this

    Posted via CB10
    05-31-13 02:29 AM

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