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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 11-22-2008, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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Where do you put your cell phone in your 3? +Bought a G1

I've had the new G1 for a month now and I enjoy the phone. But while driving around with it, it's a real pain to find a spot to put it. If I keep the phone in my pocket, I can't hear the ringer, so I miss the call. Even if I have it on the cupholder, or on the seat, sometimes I miss the call because I have the Bose up or the phone is on vibrate.

I've checked out some mounts, like this one, http://www.thepocketsolution.com/PSI...Car+Mount.html , but these mounts are bulky and unsightly. Leg room is at a premium in my MS3. Plus I don't want a mount hanging from my windshield or big enough to draw the attention of a thief.

But I've got to find a solution because sometimes I miss important calls, or this phone is going to flying off the seat like a tomahawk during an episode of heavy braking.

I've even considered small pieces of velcro on the dash, to the right of the radio controls, with velcro on the back of the phone. Might look cheesy on the phone though. My ultimate goal is to snake a wire from the auxiliary jack in the center console, between the center console and the passenger seat. So when I have the phone mounted I can easily listen to music from the G1.

I'm looking for ideas. What kind of solutions have you guys come up with for positioning your phone for good visibility in your 3?

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...in my pocket.


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I have the Samsung JUKE, and it fits perfectly in that little slot on the right side of the gear shift


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Right next to the shifter there is approx 1' by 5' slot, hold my phone perfectly. I had a cingular 8525 and with its case it was like that slot was made for that phone. Now I have a at&t rugby, so it is a bit smaller and slides around in that slot, but it's ok it can take the abuse.

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In that slot where the navigation controls are supposed to be. That slot is perfect for holding cell phone.
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Not a smartphone like the G1 or the iPhone, or one of the Windows based phones. These phones are too wide.

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I've also considered one of these:
http://www.amazon.com/Handstands-Sti.../dp/B000SOZROM


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Re: Where do you put your cell phone in your 3? +Bought a G1

Honestly i dont use any part of my car to hold my phone.

I always put my phone between my legs lol...usually under my right hamstring. You can feel it vibrate and answer it quickly. This works the best for me. You just have to remember its there if you dont use a case on your phone. I have a silicone case on my LG Dare so its fine...plus thats what insurance is for right...lol.

P.S. Sometimes when i am charging the phone i put it in the cup holder...but even then i can usually stretch it to my lap and i just leave it there...

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[quote author=Alec Trevelyan link=topic=129092.msg2762926#msg2762926 date=1227396823]
...in my pocket.
[/quote]

...me too.

If I had a MS3 the last thing I'd be going is fooling with a phone.

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I put mine in that little divot thing next to the shifter


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