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Old 01-22-2012, 08:51 PM
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I was just curious if pilots who are using cell phones in the cockpit enough to appreciate a blue tooth connection. Please, I wish to hear from pilots that are using blue tooth that are happy with it or not using very much and won't do it again. Thanks, Larry
I am pondering updating my 9000ex to the current blue tooth level so to except the Iphone4. Convenience of phone use versus going through the set up before each flight?

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Old 01-22-2012, 09:26 PM
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I use the Bluetooth feature of the Zulu headsets with my iPhone--works great, use it all the time. People I talk to can't tell I'm in the airplane.
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:10 PM
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I use the Bluetooth feature of the Zulu headsets with my iPhone--works great, use it all the time. People I talk to can't tell I'm in the airplane.
Same with my Zulu and Blackberry phone. It is a great way to pick up an IFR clearance when on the ground and out of radio range of ATC. Phone clarity is as if I was sitting inside the FBO, not in the airplane with the engine running. AND, since I have 6+hrs of music on the phone I can listen to my tunes while on long cross country flights without wires dangling everywhere.
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:12 AM
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Same here. I've got a Zulu headset and an iPhone. I've made/received a few calls and the quality is fantastic. Most people can't tell the difference.

As others have mentioned, I also like the ability to listen to music stored on my iPhone via the Bluetooth connection.

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Old 01-23-2012, 11:38 PM
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that is really cool stuff, cruizin along calling friends, they say , what you up to, not much, 180 mph over lake okeechobee, doin a roll. no way!!!!!
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Old 01-24-2012, 03:09 AM
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You guys actually get good cell signals while airborne? I have to be fairly LOW to get a good enough signal.
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:27 AM
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Anybody using Pilot Blulink. It seems a bit pricey so wondering if it is worth the $250.
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:18 AM
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Anybody using Pilot Blulink. It seems a bit pricey so wondering if it is worth the $250.
I've owned my Pilot BluLink for over a year. Performance has been poor, customer service much worse.

They are very finicky as to which headsets and which radios they will work with.

Detailed testing and review here:
www.meyette.us/BluLink.htm
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I have a PAR 100EX and have used the Bluetooth feature for the phone numerous times. The sound quality is excellent and the pairing is seamless. I also have an Ipad mounted on the panel which I stream music through quite often just so I am not draining my phone battery. The PS Engineering products make it very simple and works great every time.
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:41 AM
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I use the bluetooth feature on my Zulu headset all the time. Mostly, it's to listen to the music on my iPhone, but I have also made phone calls with it. The clarity is great and I haven't had any issues with it.

As for cell signal, it really depends on where you are. I can be at 6000 over Sacramento and it won't work, but I was at 23,000 over Klamath Falls and it worked. Go figure.
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