Bluetooth issues - is it the phone's limitations or something else

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    Bluetooth issues - is it the phone's limitations or something else

    A couple Bluetooth of issues I've noticed using my Epic 4G:

    1) If I have voicemail and play it using the app (rather than by dialing in to Sprint voicemail), the sound won't play through my connected, powered-on bluetooth headset (Plantronics Voyager Pro).

    I went to a local Sprint store, and the guy there told me that a "Java-enabled" Bluetooth headset wouldn't have this limitation. There's a newer version of the Voyager Pro (the Pro+), but the Bluetooth version (2.1) is the same on both, so I have my doubts about the Sprint guy's suggestion.

    Thus, it appears that this is a limitation of the voicemail app, not the bluetooth headset. Any opinions on this?

    2) If I receive a call and my bluetooth headset is powered on and connected, I cannot answer the call through the hand-set, only through the bluetooth headset. This is a problem because - sometimes - I stick the headset in my pocket (without powering it off), and it's a little irritating when I miss the call because I can't retrieve the headset fast enough to answer the call. I realize that I could disable bluetooth before answering manually OR I could remember to power-off the headset before sticking it in my pocket; but I'm rather absent minded and klutzy, so these wouldn't be "seamless" solutions for me. None of my previous bluetooth mobile phones had this limitation - I could answer either way even when the bluethooth headset was connected. Again, is this an Epic 4G ssue or a headset issue?

    Edit: Do these same limitations exist for the EVO? If not, I'd be inclined to return the Epic 4G and get the EVO.

    Thanks

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    OK did some digging and this is what I found. This issue is on the Epic and the EVO. VVM will not work through a Bluetooth Headset unless it is a A2DP profile headset. Now a work around is to dial 1 to access the VM regularly. That will work with any headset. Regarding the second questions seems like several people are having the same problem. Seems to be a limitation in Android at this point.

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