As I examined the phone I noticed that the Microphone is at the bottom of the number pad. You can certainly make and take calls with the phone all closed up, of course. However, the sound is muffled (for person at other end) when the KeyPad is closed. So it might be best to talk on the phone with the KeyPad open. Or use a Bluetooth(r) device. Which brings us to one of the first things I do when I get a new phone to play with…..
Pairing Bluetooth Devices
I have two Bluetooth(r) headsets and I wanted to pair them both to the Pantech duo. I first did the pairing with my
BluePearls. Going to Settings/Connections/Bluetooth I clicked on Add new device after I turned on the headset to be ready for pairing. I let the phone search for the headset and it soon found it. It asked for the password and I used the number KeyPad to type in the password numbers. It worked as smoothly as a baby’s behind.
Next up was the WEP200. There was no issue with seeing the headset. However, when I tried pairing the WEP I used the number KeyPad several times and kept getting error messages. After scratching my head for a few minutes I tried using the QWERTY keyboard instead. I made sure I clicked the FN (Function) key to keep entering a number rather than a letter. I’m not why the WEP didn’t register the number password using the number pad. I try to never read the manual before I use various features on a phone to see how intuitive using it is. So after I successfully paired the WEP (Whew!) I thought I might research to see what may have been the problem. If you look at this picture you will see the key at the left bottom with the “*” symbol. This functions as a toggle between small letters, capital letters, numbers and symbols when one is in typing mode. Maybe (who knows?) while I was trying to add the WEP password the phone was in the wrong mode and I just needed to change it. Word to the wise. Pay attention to the screen While inserting type the upper right will show you which kind of text you can type in.
So far the Pantech duo is a nice, small, easy to use phone. It’s got features I really enjoy in a nice compact package.
Well, this ends Part One of Cecilia’s Excellent duo Adventures. Next episode we look at mobitv2, My-Cast Weather, using yahoo Messenger and a few other things……
Written by Cecilia