Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Model: 2009 GL 1800
No, cell phones are not requited at all for these to work. Only need ph if u wish to take or make calls while on the road, I suggest only incoming for obvious reasons. The headsets will automatically answer for you hands free if you so choose to set it up that way and beep in letting you know you know you have an incoming call. At the same time you can be talking to your passenger or another bike and the incoming call will override that, you take the call, then it goes back automatically to the intercom feature again.Once enabled it stays hot so you dont have to push any buttons to talk just speak and your talking. Like i mentioned before we had em on for over 5 hrs yesterday while riding and they never shut off, dropped signal or anything while talking.
I also was trying to decide how to listen to the stereo on the bike through this system. I had also found amfm bluetooth transmiktter dongles on ebay for about 15 bucks that would enable you to listen to music and just push a button to talk to your passenger.However after using them yesterday without such a system, we noticed that both of us could actually hear the radio through our headsets while riding at speed, the mics are sensitive enough they pick up the music and play it. They also must seem to have some sort of noise cancelling feature because you rarely get any static from either speaking or from the music its picking up.
You have the choice of "linking up" with two different units at same time also, by that i mean either a co rider and someone on another bike, your co rider and a cell ph, a co rider and bluetooth radio dongle or whatever combination you choose, you would just have to push a button to switch back and forth.
I cannot believe how well these things work guys. I dont believe anyone would be disappointed by how they work compared to the cost. And you dont have to push a button to talk unless you dont want to talk to your co rider all the time! LOL
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