I tried four (4) different top-of-the-line wired earbud style heaphones, ranging in price from $100 to $180 (3 at best buy, 1 at Verizon store) with my phone.
The wired headphone microphone, and the wired headphone ANSWER button feature, didn't work with my new Droid 2 Global phone, for ANY of those four headphones. The mute button was not on. Tried a Factory Reset of the phone, didn't help. Tried the headphones with several other smart phones in the Verizon store, for some of them the microphone worked, and for others it didn't.
Verizon guys said "that's really wierd", which is indeed true. They ordered me a new phone under warranty, expected to arrive in a few days.
Yeah, this is retarded. My iPhone friends do this all the time while listening to music, just hold the phone up to their mouthes when using a headset if a call comes in. I did that with my Droid 1 too. But the HTC Thunderbolt cuts off all sound unless you're using a speakerphone headset. :/
And, the trick is to making a wired headphone's microphone work with a Droid 2 is... drumroll please...
... click on "Speakerphone". Even though the headphones are plugged in, the phone needs to you active Speakerphone mode, to know to listen to the headphone's microphone.
Speakerphone mode was merely using the phone's microphone as the microphone, not the headphone's microphone. I think. I got a replacement new phone in the mail from Verizon, tried it, and the same problem occurs with the headphone microphone.
I guess Droid 2 users simply aren't supposed to use wired headphones.
My stock phone accomplishes this just fine. I listen to radio when running, call comes in and they hear them and they hear me.
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I returned the fancy expensive $100 Diddy Beats/r.Dre headphones that have the inline volume control.
I bought a cheap headphone/microphone accessory for $20, with no inline volume control.
The cheap one's microphone works with my Droid 2. This is the first time I've had a wired headphone's microphone work properly with my phone.
Menu- Settings- Call- TTY Mode- TTY VCO
I tried it and it allows you to talk through the phone's mike when you have a jack plugged in for speakers/headphones/car. I couldn't find it anywhere in the owner's manual and I wish HTC would have made that the default to save us all a lot of pain, but thank goodness for these forums!