Okay, I am not trying to be the texting-while-driving nanny – we’ve all done it. The news has been telling us how gadgets are both saving us and risking our lives. I have also been hearing commercials on the radio for On-Star, trying to scare me into paying for On-Star in my car, when I already have a cell phone. The commercial says that [paraphrased] "If you are in a wreck, your phone will fly out of reach, while you slowly bleed to death, and you can’t call for help, unless you have On-Star".
Well, guess what? Even on short trips, I stick my Bluetooth earpiece on. I keep my BlackBerry Bold holstered all the time. If I check my email or text, which is rare, I do it at stoplights, and then I stick it back in the holster. The main thing is that I keep my BlackBerry Bold holstered all the time. If I get in a wreck, it will be attached to me, so there will be no ‘cellphone flying out of reach’ in the event of a wreck.
Also, even if my BlackBerry somehow escapes the holster, as long as it is within 10-15 feet of me, I can still call with my Bluetooth earpiece – with Voice Command. My BlackBerry could be laying in front of the car, in the grass or the median, or on the floor, with my legs pinned down with the steering column, and guess what? I can still make a call with it! Just remember to keep Bluetooth turned on; even though it takes a nibble out of your battery life, it is always better if the Bluetooth signal is there, when you need it.
Besides, the easiest way to make a call while driving is with a headset – push a tiny button to answer, once again to call, or hang up. With a Bluetooth earpiece, you can make a phone call and still adjust the radio, shave, fiddle with your hair, apply makeup, tend to a baby or even eat your breakfast, (or all of the above) while you are driving! I know, I know…just sayin’!
BTW, On-Star uses cellular signals, so if you are somewhere where you don’t have cell coverage, On-Star won’t work either.
Also, in stores nowadays, with rising crime rates, I don’t need criminals to see my Bold. My Bold looks like any old phone in the holster, but when I pull it out to make a call, people look at it, with that luxurious leatherette back, and silvery trim – (it’s a sexy phone). I am going to order the brown crocodile back cover soon, so it will be even sexier. I don’t want people to notice my phone. Bluetooth earpiece to the rescue!
Plus, if you live in the urban jungle, you might witness a crime, or have someone following you down the street and want to call the cops – easy with a Bluetooth earpiece. Touch your earpiece button, [boo-doo-loop], and say, "Dial 911". That’s better than grabbing your cell phone, and the perp noticing you making a call.