Bluetooth 101: Is My Cell Phone Compatible?

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Bluetooth Headset Basics

Nowadays everyone is familiar with the little pieces of plastic clipped to the ear of a cell phone user. Bluetooth is a short range wireless signal that communicates between the bluetooth device placed in the user's ear to the user's cellular phone close by. The bluetooth ear-piece will work if the phone is bluetooth compatible (most are) and if the user has enabled bluetooth communication on the cell-phone. (Keep in mind that even if your phone is NOT bluetooth compatible, you can still comply with hands-free cellphone laws by purchasing a headset with a mike. Consult the cell phone's manual for information as to which devices are compatible.)

The new hands-free laws in the United States have many people wondering if their cell-phones are bluetooth compatible. Nearly all phones sold after 2007 are bluetooth compatible but if you're unsure, check by reading the manual. Secondly, if you know the make and model of your phone a simple Google search is a good place to start. Another thing you may want to try is the official Bluetooth Website.

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