Jan 22, 2008, 8:30 AM
Post #4 of 4
Opinionís are like ÖÖ everybody got one. Credence to opinions is just another opinion. Since you threw in yours, Iíll take it as an invite for mine. Iíve had both hand held and factory built-in Hand Free units in my cars for five years now. You havenít. From past experience, I can swear by how ease of use mine has been. Hands Free, has saved me from near misses I previously experienced while trying to dial numbers, check for a number and just toy around with the cell phone with one hand and holding the steering wheel with the other while still trying to drive in heavy traffic at the same time. You and most know what Iím talking about.
For several years now, all I have to do is conveniently press one button mounted on the steering wheel and say Call - So&So, it rings, my party answers, we talk. The music on my stereo automatically mutes and conversations are carried on in full stereo. I keep both hands on the steering wheel, Iím able to focus on the road only, no hand manipulations, no trying to dial or hold the phone with one hand and trying to steer with the other, none of that.
When done, they hang up and automatically it disconnects and the stereo music or program returns to the same volume level. I contend, Hands Free cell calls are safer then having an ongoing conversation with passengers while driving and periodically turning your head away from the road as you laugh, giggle and make unsafe gesticulations and turn your head toward them as you do in normal conversation.
But hey, then again, itís different strokes Ö. By choice, hands down, Hands Free is my choice any day. Face it, Cell phones and the like are here to stay for a while. As for scams, there are ten scams out there, for every one that isnít. Take your pick. I understand there are new laws in the making or already in force, whereby Hands Free cell setups for safety reasons are going to be the norm and mandatory.
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