Shambo- I think I've only received texts twice while driving. My work drive is only 30 minutes and I don't do much texting anyway. I tried to respond once but couldn't figure it out and never attempted again. Sorry. I only use about 100 texts a month and approx 60 minutes of talk at the most. But I'm always on the internet, that's my main use.
av8vito- I'm glad you got it set up and working. Not to differ with you, but I think it is often a software problem with Sync. A good friend was a Ford dealer where we buy all our cars and he told us that they had a lot of problems with the Sync working correctly. My wife's will work one day fine and the next day it can't find the phone. And all she did was drive home and park the car. Jeez! When I got my Mustang I tried to update the Sync from Ford's website for my car and my wife's Escape. After an hour of cussing and pulling my hair, I gave up. I heard that I'm not the only one to fight it. While Android has its kinks, I have probably fought with Sync even more. The service guy that knows me offered to update them free, but I haven't done it yet. Just my feeling.
Ford was having issues with Sync from way back. They all offer to pair your phone because it is supposedly troublesome - I've never had issues quite like you two had described. When I get a new phone I just instinctually knew I should delete the old device and re-pair so maybe that's why I had no ongoing issues. I've alos updated my Sync software twice now and that WAS a pain. If you follow the directions on www.syncmyride.com perfectly you should be able to get it going though.