Issue with wired earphones and handset mic

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    Hi Team,

    I've come across an issue where the phone is plugged in with earbuds (with no mic) and i usually talk straight to the phone, but the other caller cannot hear me.

    I've also tried hooking up the TB to my car aux jack and make a call, I can hear them through the speakers but they cannot hear me thru the handset .

    Has anyone encountered this issue? this to me is a major drawback and almost a deal breaker for me.

    thanks guys
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    That sucks if the speaker is inactive when connected to car stereo aux jack.
    How do they expect you to handle phone calls that come in while using it in nav mode in the car dock?
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    Yes I have had this issue with my auxiliary cord in the car. I am so used to the Droid X handling both its been very frustrating that they would disable the mic. Also when I'm listening to music on my headphones and I answer the same thing they can't hear me. I'm surprised more ppl have not complained about this issue..hopefully a fix will come with a software update.

    Sent from my HTC Thunderbolt using DroidForums
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    I too find this extremely frustrating

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    Same Problem

    :reddroid:I replaced my phone becuase i thought it was the phone itself but same problem...

    Is there a setting?

    Extermely frustrating becuase I drive alot and i talk while walking.
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    No. HTC designed it that way (why, I'll never guess). Hope they fix that with their first software patch.
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    I also tried this and it didn't work. Very dumb and makes no sense to me. Especially with all the drive towards hands free driving. I hope they fix this issue!
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    I was on the HTC website and they did this on purpose!!!!!!! SO DUMB SO DUMB
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    I finally got around to testing this today. I attached the tbolt to my car stereo's aux input jack via an audio cable. The cable does not have a microphone in it.
    The icon that showed up on the status bar show the headphones without the microphone. I called my wife and she was able to hear me, obviously through the tbolt's microphone, and I could hear her through the car speakers.
    I am using Das Bamf 1.5 rom. It's possible that the stock rom doesn't do this properly, but it works as it should using the bamf rom.
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    I have the same issue...at the gym listening to Pandora....call comes in...I can answer it and hear them...but they can't hear me. Sux
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    Undoubtedly a software gaff in the stock ROM. Sure hope they fix it soon!
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    Wired Earbud Microphone problem with Droid 2 Global

    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.
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    I hope this is fixed soon. I just bought the ibeats with Control Talk and the mic does not work.
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    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. :/
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    Problem Solved

    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.
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    Problem not solved

    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.
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    My stock phone accomplishes this just fine. I listen to radio when running, call comes in and they hear them and they hear me.

    Sent from my ADR6400L using DroidForums
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    Thanks for the suggestion :)
    This however did not work on the Thunderbolt :huh:
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    Problem solved, sort of

    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.
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    Someone gave this tip a week or so ago and it works!

    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!
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