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Simply put, a Bluetooth (BT) headset fits into one ear, and you can seamlessly communicate over the phone without taking it out of your pocket. The Bluetooth protocol is a wireless standard by virtue of which all communication centric data, be it incoming or outgoing calls are handled directly thorough the tiny BT device with the phone acting as a mere relay device. However, understanding how to operate this device appropriately is of vital significance.
The Bluetooth headset is an active device meaning it draws operational power from the rechargeable batteries provided within it. Thus, you will need to charge it separately using the charging unit provided in the bundle by connecting it to an external power source every now and then. A word of advice, buy an extra piece of charging cord as these things tend to get misplaced easily.
Switching ON your newly purchased headset is easy. Just keep the power/connect/disconnect button pressed, and you will see an indicator light blinking in a couple of seconds. This means that your BT headset is now 'ON' and ready for use. Most headsets will easily give you 3-hours of uninterrupted talk time, and can be kept on standby for up to a maximum of 60-hours. However, all this depends on various other external parameters like the mobile device you are using or even your usage mannerisms.
Before you can make/receive calls through the BT headset, it will need to be configured to your mobile phone. For this, you must ensure that the headset is switched ON before proceeding further. Then, you will need to find the Bluetooth options in your cell phone and enable them.
When your phone identifies a Bluetooth enabled device, it will intimate the same to you by flashing the product details. Make sure that the details match that of your device (headset). Before the phone can accept a device, it asks for a 4-digit pass code. This is generally 0000 or 1234. On successful pairing, the headset will blink 12 times rapidly to intimate the same, and then slow down to a blink, once every 3 seconds.
With VOIP advancements, one can now easily make calls over the Internet. Attaching a BT headset to your PC or laptop will give you that much needed wireless advantage. However, you will need a Bluetooth adapter in the event you are connecting it to your PC. This small USB device comes loaded with its own installation software. With some easy to follow instructions, the software once installed, will let your use the BT headset effortlessly with your PC.