- Remote firmware upgrades
- No (little) touch provisioning
- Speed dials, monitoring, etc
Reminds me of my car (also German - BMW). About a month ago the remotes just stopped working. After taking it in a few times over the course of a couple of weeks, they FINALLY figured out what was wrong. They replaced almost $1500 worth of parts (still under warranty, thank God) and spent days (literally) "upgrading and rebooting" various computer and software components to ensure compatibility with the new hardware. I get the car back and the computer had been completely re-initialized. Everything needs to be replaced and reprogrammed. Even after setting it up again, my Nokia E-70's bluetooth didn't work with the car. It is paired and recognized but any call results in no audio - makes it kind of tough to talk "hands free". Of course it worked quite well before the software upgrade...
Now I'm trying to figure out why the web server on the Snom keeps disappearing. Is it a bug (running firmware 7.1.8)? Some kind of "feature" (another example of German over-engineering, perhaps)? At the moment I'm leaning towards bug because this thing has got some other really interesting quirks... I changed the VLAN setting, rebooted, and still had the DHCP address from the original VLAN but it wasn't reachable. The phone had joined the new VLAN but did not obtain a new DHCP address. If this were in the field, this phone would be bricked (from a network perspective). If this were Grandstream I would understand (expect) this. From someone with a good reputation like Snom it is very disappointing!
VoIP, Bluetooth, Snom, BMW, Nokia. Are our lives REALLY any better?