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The manual doesn't say anything helpful. I've got a new C300 with Multimedia package and a Motorola W385. Can I get my phone book into Comand directly or do I need to enter each number manually?
 

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The manual doesn't say anything helpful. I've got a new C300 with Multimedia package and a Motorola W385. Can I get my phone book into Comand directly or do I need to enter each number manually?
With my phone I just enter the phone book, select all entries (or all I want to transfer) and then send all as a business card (vCard) to my COMAND. The whole phone book can be transferred in one go. It may be a bit different with your Motorola phone but the idea should be the same.
 

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USA Mercedes Command systems download the phonebook from your phone everytime the system is powered up and/or a phone is "connected." You don't do anything. Command does not "save" anything from your phone.

If yours doesn't work, it means your phone isn't compatible.
 

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USA Mercedes Command systems download the phonebook from your phone everytime the system is powered up and/or a phone is "connected." You don't do anything. Command does not "save" anything from your phone.

If yours doesn't work, it means your phone isn't compatible.
That isn't completely accurate. The US W221 for example does have a local phone book. You can store phone book entries that are available even if the phone was not in the cradle (in the car). I did not check this really for the W204 but I'm pretty sure it has the same functionality (and some more).

Phone book

The COMAND phone book contains all address book entries that have at least one telephone number. COMAND also reads the phone book entries stored in the phone book on the mobile phone and displays them in the COMAND phone book.
If there is an entry stored both in the address book and in the phone book of the mobile phone, the COMAND phone book will only display the address book entry.
Calling up the COMAND phone book

Select Telephone
Name.
The COMAND phone book appears.

Phone book with name display and smart speller activated
To change the phone book display
To call up options
Sub-entry icon
Smart speller
Icon for the phone book on the mobile phone
To close the phone book
Voice entry icon
 

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i guess my phone isn't compatible. I had to send them over one by one using bluetooth. Only took about 15 minutes. Next, I need to figure out voice dialing.
 

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Kent is describing the way my phone and older COMAND interact - the COMAND reads the phone's memory and just displays it on the screen. As far as I know, there is no data transfer and no memory in the COMAND itself.

I did not know about the newer versions so thanks to Diesel Benz for the information.
 

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Kent is describing the way my phone and older COMAND interact - the COMAND reads the phone's memory and just displays it on the screen. As far as I know, there is no data transfer and no memory in the COMAND itself.

I did not know about the newer versions so thanks to Diesel Benz for the information.
True, of course when you say it but what Kent stated was like all US Comands behaved like that. This was not accurate as the later versions of US Comands do have a local phone book and they can store phone book and address book info.

These too download the phone book from the phone and then show the combination (duplicated entries shown only once). And the question was from a W204 owner who would have the very latest Comand version. This is why I wanted to emphasise the existence of this feature.
 

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i guess my phone isn't compatible. I had to send them over one by one using bluetooth. Only took about 15 minutes. Next, I need to figure out voice dialing.
I don't think this would be a compatibility issue, at your phone or at the COMAND. It is just a phone user interface feature allowing to send multiple visitor cards on one go. Perhaps you could find it from your phone user manual (my Nokia certainly has the feature, it may not be that straightforward to find from your phone, perhaps it even does not exist but I would have a look at the manual).
 

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Well, my Comand didn't automatically recognize my phonebook. I couldn't find a setting in my phone to "send all contacts" at once. I had to select each contact and send the card manually. It seems to have worked, but the problem will be that every time I add or edit a contact, I will need to remember to update the Comand unit.
 

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I have a Blackberry 8700 (last style with a trackwheel) and a 2009 C300 without the nav/media system...just the basic satellite/am/fm radio. I used the suggestion above to send my phonebook from the blackberry "Settings/Bluetooth" and click wheel for "Transfer Address Book" and C300 took them all through the business card option....worked perfectly! Thanks for the tips!:)
 
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