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Media Center 130 CD/MP3 Radio

I have the Media Center 130. I guess that's the standard radio on the Laredo. I keep hearing about being able to download music and being able to text message from your phone etc.... Aee these options only on the radios with the NAV option? I don't imagine I have these options....wishful thinking.
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Re: Media Center 130 CD/MP3 Radio

Yes, you need at least the 430 for those features. However, it looks like the texting capability has iffy compatibility and I can tell you that loading the internal HD with music isn't as great as you'd think. Nice, but hardly as intuitive as I expected.
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Re: Media Center 130 CD/MP3 Radio

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I have the Media Center 130. I guess that's the standard radio on the Laredo. I keep hearing about being able to download music and being able to text message from your phone etc.... Aee these options only on the radios with the NAV option? I don't imagine I have these options....wishful thinking.
You can't download music with the 130, because there's no hard drive.

However, you can connect a device to the USB port in the center console and stream music through the sound system.

The text messaging requires Uconnect Voice Command, which is optional on the Laredo. If you have that option, it technically works... it just doesn't seem to work with many radios. If you have Uconnect Voice Command, you can also voice command music from the device you connect to the center console USB port.
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Re: Media Center 130 CD/MP3 Radio

Uconnect Voice Command meaning being able to say "Dial 999-999-9999" and it dials it for you? I do have Uconnect Voice Command which is part of the Convenience package. Hmm, I'll have to try it out.
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Re: Media Center 130 CD/MP3 Radio

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Uconnect Voice Command meaning being able to say "Dial 999-999-9999" and it dials it for you? I do have Uconnect Voice Command which is part of the Convenience package. Hmm, I'll have to try it out.
Yes. You should be able to voice command music from a device attached to the USB port, as well as control the music through the Media Center 130 controls.

I haven't tried it with that radio, but I believe you press the AUX button to toggle to the USB connected device.
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Yes. You should be able to voice command music from a device attached to the USB port, as well as control the music through the Media Center 130 controls.

I haven't tried it with that radio, but I believe you press the AUX button to toggle to the USB connected device.

Just looked at my window sticker and it says Uconnect Phone with Hands Free Voice Command. I tried voice commanding an SMS (text message) but the female voice said "SMS failed". It dialed the right number (to my wifes Blackberry) and it repeated it correctly, it said sending to ###-###-#### but came back saying failed. I tried this several times. I have Bluetooth on and my Blackberry is paired to my radio....has been from day one. Do I need to connect my Blackberry to the USB port instead? Wouldn't Bluetooth connection work when trying to text message by voice command? It seems like it wants to work, the voice command gives me preset voice options to say such as "I'll be right there", "I love you", "I need more directions", "Are we there yet?"....JK. What am I doing wrong?
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Re: Media Center 130 CD/MP3 Radio

The hands-free texting doesn't work with many phones... and I have no idea why. It just doesn't. You aren't doing anything wrong.

Have you tried voice command of music yet? That should work (unless you have an iPhone 4 or the new nano apparently).
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Re: Media Center 130 CD/MP3 Radio

Does anyone know if the uconnect with 130 allows voice control of an iPod? Also does it work on sat too? Mine is coming in soon.
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Does anyone know if the uconnect with 130 allows voice control of an iPod? Also does it work on sat too? Mine is coming in soon.
Hmmmm not sure to be honest. You can download the Owner's Manual and UConnect guide from jeep.com
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Re: Media Center 130 CD/MP3 Radio

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I have the Media Center 130. I guess that's the standard radio on the Laredo. I keep hearing about being able to download music and being able to text message from your phone etc.... Aee these options only on the radios with the NAV option? I don't imagine I have these options....wishful thinking.
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Re: Media Center 130 CD/MP3 Radio

So voice command on the 130 works like it does on the 430, which is great. Even does Bluetooth streaming audio, and like the 430, is unusable from my iPhone. It just skips constantly. Hope they fix this soon!
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Re: Media Center 130 CD/MP3 Radio

I managed to get my vr to work and bt streaming but I can't get anything to work on the USB port. In the voice prompts I can tell it to go to USB but all it does is beep and go to the radio. I've tried to connect my phone which is a droid and several iPods.....all fail. Called the dealer and they had no idea, said they would get back to me but it's been 2 days now. Any ideas?
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