Using my phone as my MP3 Player

I had a Sandisk Sansa c250 I got about a year ago and I had a problem where the sound only came out of one ear. Thinking this was a problem with the earbuds I started looking for some new ones but wasn’t having much luck. I also used an FM transmitter to get sound in my truck but I also noticed it started happening on with it as well. I swapped out some other headphones I had at the house to see if that fixed it be it didn’t. Turns out the jack in the mp3 player was bad as well as the earbud I was using.  Not wanting to spend the money on both I started thinking…. you know there is a lot of hype around the IPhone and all it does is serve as a mp3 player I wonder if i could use my phone for that since i use it for so much else. I came across an article about using your Tilt as your full time mp3 player.

If you don’t already know I have a Tilt from AT&T and I love this phone because i get email and can upload various things to the web over the data connection. I followed the above article and was able to setup my phone to play my mp3’s.  The part that made my decision a definate yes was the Motorola HT820 headset… it’s a bluetooth stereo headset that runs both the voice and sound of the phone so not only can i listen to Netcast and Music on it, if I get a call the sound stops and i hit a button and can take the call. The sound of the call comes over both speakers even though i believe it’s monotone it still sounds better than a single ear sound.

Many phones have the ability to play mp3’s as well as support bluetooth so if you are thinking of getting a mp3 (or replacing in my case) player give thought to getting a stereo headset instead and using your phone.

Author: KV4S Amateur Radio Operator, Software Developer, Star Trek Online gamer. Game Handle: @Russell-KV4S

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