All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

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Old 09-01-2008, 09:34 AM
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Use my phone as a skype 'headset'?

Since the N95 supports the Headset Audio Gateway protocol, can you connect it to your PC over bluetooth and use it for skype? I don't make very long skype calls and it'd be really good if I could connect it so my skype microphone and speaker were my N95.
I connected the phone (as I do anyway) and it is paired and authorised. I set the Headset AG service on so my phone appears in the Audio tab of the bluetooth settings app but when I click connect, it does so for a few seconds then automatically discnnects again. No error or anything

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Old 09-01-2008, 11:43 AM
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I don't make very long skype calls and it'd be really good if I could connect it so my skype microphone and speaker were my N95.
Doesn't the application IM+ Skype allow you to make Skype calls anyway? So why bother hooking up to the PC. I've used it to send Skype messages and it has a call option (greyed out in my case as I have no skype credit) but I'm sure it can do it. Their web page says "call other skype users" so I'd imagine if you connect your N95 to the WiFi of your home you'd be able to do it.
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Old 09-01-2008, 01:29 PM
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Fring also lets you make Skype calls.

http://www.fring.com/

That's one of the great things about the N95, you don't need to switch on your computer AT ALL for Skype calls!

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Old 09-01-2008, 02:47 PM
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Actually, I've looked into this more and Fring seems to be the better option. IM+ Skype will make calls to your Skype contacts but uses your GSM carrier for better quality than voip (ha, not where I live!!), so you end up paying for the call at Skype out rates. Sort of defeats the purpose of Skype.

I'm going to install Fring now and give that a whirl.
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Old 09-01-2008, 04:28 PM
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Actually, I've looked into this more and Fring seems to be the better option. IM+ Skype will make calls to your Skype contacts but uses your GSM carrier for better quality than voip (ha, not where I live!!), so you end up paying for the call at Skype out rates. Sort of defeats the purpose of Skype.

I'm going to install Fring now and give that a whirl.
Yeah I had IM+ but ditched it for this exact reason. I have fring now anyway but I don't want to leave that connected all the time wheras the PC version obviously is. If I get a call on my PC I can't open and connect fring to take it cos it would take too long and I think it'd kill the call anyway. If I culd just click answer and grab my phone it'd be really handy.

It seems like it should support it, but I think I am missing something

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Old 09-01-2008, 08:14 PM
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couple of questions, 3shirts.
1. If fring is connected, what does skype show as your status? Does it show you as online? I can't see any option in fring to change status.
2. Why don't you want to leave fring connected all the time? He your at home and connected to your good network, what's the problem?
3. Not really a question but if you get a call, you could message back and say you'll ring back in a sec.

I'm looking into how to use the N95 as a bluetooth "headset". Would be cool. Though bt range isn't as good as wifi.
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:22 PM
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couple of questions, 3shirts.
1. If fring is connected, what does skype show as your status? Does it show you as online? I can't see any option in fring to change status.
2. Why don't you want to leave fring connected all the time? He your at home and connected to your good network, what's the problem?
3. Not really a question but if you get a call, you could message back and say you'll ring back in a sec.

I'm looking into how to use the N95 as a bluetooth "headset". Would be cool. Though bt range isn't as good as wifi.
1. I'm not sure, I will ask one of my contacts next time someone is online
2. It's not so much at home but at work where I don't have wifi but do have bluetooth.
3. I could, but it's not so much a practicality thing as just wanting to satisfy myself as to if it's possible

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Old 10-01-2008, 09:26 AM
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where is this option to set the n95 as a headset, as i would love to try this on my ps3.

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Old 10-01-2008, 09:49 AM
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Since the N95 supports the Headset Audio Gateway protocol, can you connect it to your PC over bluetooth and use it for skype? I don't make very long skype calls and it'd be really good if I could connect it so my skype microphone and speaker were my N95.
I connected the phone (as I do anyway) and it is paired and authorised. I set the Headset AG service on so my phone appears in the Audio tab of the bluetooth settings app but when I click connect, it does so for a few seconds then automatically discnnects again. No error or anything
i bought skype for my HTC touch . The installation was difficult but its woks good

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Old 10-01-2008, 10:19 AM
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i bought skype for my HTC touch . The installation was difficult but its woks good
Um, thanks?

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Old 10-01-2008, 10:11 PM
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Hello 3Shirts,

Have you gotten an answer to your question? Seems to me the thread went an other direction.

I would like to use my N95 also as an audio extension. Listen to my laptop sound on my N95 headsites, while being able to receive incoming phone calls without switching headsets. Is that possible?

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Old 11-01-2008, 09:51 AM
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Hello 3Shirts,

Have you gotten an answer to your question? Seems to me the thread went an other direction.

I would like to use my N95 also as an audio extension. Listen to my laptop sound on my N95 headsites, while being able to receive incoming phone calls without switching headsets. Is that possible?

Regards, Bert
I think your question is slightly different to mine mate. I want to know if I can connect to my PC is headset mode and therefore use the phone as a microphone and speaker on skype. I think what you are wanting it to have a headset that connects to you PC AND phone at the same time allowing you to listen to the PC until a call comes in on the phone.
If I am right, that isn't possible as headsets can only connect to one device at a time

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Old 24-01-2008, 09:12 PM
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I want the same thing too.. as i use my laptop quite a bit and would just like to use the n95 as a very covenient and "non-wierd looking" bluetooth headset fr the pc. It would mean that whatever voip program eg skype i ran on the laptop i could use relatively seamlessly- i find that using wifi on the nokia really hammers through the batteries anyway and the symbian app is not always as smooth as e.g. skype...

taking into account what brjhaverkamp said, it would be nice if there was an s60 app that could make available the headset audio gateway profile, and manage the connection, e.g. allowing a "call waiting" tone to come through if a regular cellphone call comes through.

here are the benefits of the app, if only it existed:

* 1 less device for roadwarriors to carry
* less battery use for the phone compared to wifi
* allow you to use voip at your laptop without looking funny with your fancy bluetooth headset
* allows you to use the phone in a lot of situations as a voip client without requiring specialised s60 software

if anybody finds anything - let me know!!

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Old 10-04-2008, 01:49 AM
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Yes there is

There is such an app. It's called Warelex Mobiola Headset. Google is your friend

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Old 10-04-2008, 07:52 AM
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http://www.warelex.com/products/headset/

it's in version 1.0, released on 28 march 2008.

it doesn't actually offer the bluetooth audio gateway profile, in fact it's a application that comes in two parts. a windows part and a s60 part.

It could very well meet my needs, I remember seeing a similar application previously. However even though it is version 1.0 there are very few comments in the forum, as it seems new?

Someone was complaining that it just produced garbled sound. Worth checking.

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