I recently moved from an iPhone 4GS to a Motorola Razr Maxx. After months of complaining that something had to be wrong with Sprint’s network, I finally couldn’t take it anymore and I went to Verizon. I had every intention of just buying another iPhone, on a network that actually works – but after spending some time with the salesman, he convinced me to go with the Razr Maxx.
I have to say, I am pretty impressed with this phone. The Google Play Marketplace is actually easier to use than the iPhone App store, and this phone is blazing fast. I was completely shocked when I was driving my car and my Ford Sync told me I had a text message.
I was like, WOW. So I clicked the text message screen, and there was a message. I clicked “play” and it read me the text message. What a cool system. This never worked with the iPhone. So, I clicked reply, and what do I get… A typical “Microsoft” message – “Your text message could not be sent”.
I called Ford. They were of little help. They told me that my phone most likely wasn’t supported. But I thought to myself… If it isn’t supported, then why does it “almost work”.
I did some more googling and I discovered a post on a forum somewhere where someone said you need to enable MAP Access inside of SYNC. Well, I’m going to take a guess and assume that stands for something like “Mobile Access Protocol”, and it has nothing to do with Maps… I enabled it, and DAMN! Now I can receive and send text messages from my car while driving.
I have to say, there is no doubt this is safer. I can’t wait to hear all the proponents come out of the woodwork and say, “This is dangerous”. What’s dangerous is that if I didn’t have this feature, I would continue to text and drive – it doesn’t matter how many signs go up along the interstate telling me not to. At least now I can text and drive in a manner where I don’t have to take my eyes off the road.