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S Voice (now Voice talk) and non-Wi-Fi connection

S Voice/Voice Talk has worked flawlessly for nearly 2 years. Recently if stopped working unless my Galaxy Note has a Wi-Fi connection. ATT and Samsung have no answers since it is an application. Nuance (makers of Dragon Mobile Assistant) purchased the developer that made S Voice and does not support S Voice. Dragon Mobile does not work the same way and will not read new incoming text messages. I have, also, verified that S Voice/Voice Talk no longer works on a Motorola Attrix HD without being connected via Wi-Fi. This has now made my devices no longer compliant with State Hands Free laws. Nuance's application drains a fully charged batter in less than 6 hours because it is a constant connection to the 4G/LTE network, which makes it a data hog that uses up all the data limits. That means 3 phones will use over 6GB of data in under 8 hours. Is there anyway to correct the S Voice app to work correctly or is there another application that works *exactly like* it available?

S Voice/Voice Talk has worked flawlessly for nearly 2 years. Recently if stopped working unless my Galaxy Note has a Wi-Fi connection. ATT and Samsung have no answers since it is an application. Nuance (makers of Dragon Mobile Assistant) purchased the developer that made S Voice and does not support S Voice. Dragon Mobile does not work the same way and will not read new incoming text messages. I have, also, verified that S Voice/Voice Talk no longer works on a Motorola Attrix HD without being connected via Wi-Fi. This has now made my devices no longer compliant with State Hands Free laws. Nuance's application drains a fully charged batter in less than 6 hours because it is a constant connection to the 4G/LTE network, which makes it a data hog that uses up all the data limits. That means 3 phones will use over 6GB of data in under 8 hours. Is there anyway to correct the S Voice app to work correctly or is there another application that works *exactly like* it available?

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Edited by GLIMMERMAN76 on Aug 13, 2014 at 12:45:04 PM

the best way is to use google now instead. Just say ok google and you can tell it to dial a number or send a text message.  It works with the hands free in my car also.

the best way is to use google now instead. Just say ok google and you can tell it to dial a number or send a text message.  It works with the hands free in my car also.

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Google Now just wiped all my apps from my phone. Now I have to reinstall everything, including the original apps that were working just fine.

Google Now just wiped all my apps from my phone. Now I have to reinstall everything, including the original apps that were working just fine.

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google now cant wipe anything from the phone its imposible.  Im switching between the Lg g3 launcher and google now without a problem.  Now it could have changed your home screen but even nova launcher will do that.  you just have to create a shortcut for those apps again.

google now cant wipe anything from the phone its imposible.  Im switching between the Lg g3 launcher and google now without a problem.  Now it could have changed your home screen but even nova launcher will do that.  you just have to create a shortcut for those apps again.

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I deleted it and it returned my icons and customized screens. It also did not work as a replacement for S Voice

I deleted it and it returned my icons and customized screens. It also did not work as a replacement for S Voice

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https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox

 

that is a direct replacement for S voice.  My daughter is using it on here S3 because s voice is so bad.  

 

I am sorry I should have been more clear google now is a launcher.  Google search is what you want.  You can disable s voice and use it instead.  Just read up how to do it.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox

 

that is a direct replacement for S voice.  My daughter is using it on here S3 because s voice is so bad.  

 

I am sorry I should have been more clear google now is a launcher.  Google search is what you want.  You can disable s voice and use it instead.  Just read up how to do it.

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Google Search is *not* a replacement for S Voice/Voice Talk. Google Search is a speech driven search app.
Google Search is *not* a replacement for S Voice/Voice Talk. Google Search is a speech driven search app.

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Google search is much much more than a voice driven search app.  I'm sorry but samsung copied Google search when the did s voice.

 

http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/02/11/google-voice-search-now-allows-you-makes-calls-or-send-texts...

 

http://forums.androidcentral.com/samsung-galaxy-note-3/373192-google-now-vs-s-voice.html

 

  I can tell search to set appointments, set reminders, text someone with voice dictation, call someone, set alarms,  ask it the weather.  It also works with my g watch really well.

Google search is much much more than a voice driven search app.  I'm sorry but samsung copied Google search when the did s voice.

 

http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/02/11/google-voice-search-now-allows-you-makes-calls-or-send-texts-based-on-relationships-with-contacts-eg-call-mom/

 

http://forums.androidcentral.com/samsung-galaxy-note-3/373192-google-now-vs-s-voice.html

 

  I can tell search to set appointments, set reminders, text someone with voice dictation, call someone, set alarms,  ask it the weather.  It also works with my g watch really well.

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I spent a good 45 minutes on Sunday 17th troubleshooting with Samsung my Note 3.

S-Voice is not working with 4G LTE, only on Wi-Fi. This started (or I noticed) last week.

 

I did a web search and it apparently is all over the place.

 

After an e-mail from Samsung and troubleshooting over the phone... I escalated the problem to a supervisor, which after a few minutes came back with the answer:

 

S-Voice is not working on ATT over 4G due to a glich on their network. ATT is working with Google to arrive at a solution and a patch. (when... that is a good question!).

 

I have friends with Note 3's on Sprint and Verizon, their S-Voice works just fine as always.

 

The current version of S-Voice is 11.2.2.0. Even if you revert the updates, clear the data and cache, the application will still NOT work.

Also starting the phone is Safe Mode or Clearing the Disk partition Cache (developer option) will still not give any good results.

 

I've found that the S-Voice for the Galaxy S5 (version 11.4.0.2) DOES work correctly on the Note 3... Do a google search for "s voice 11.4 APK" and you will find it. install by allowing permissions during installation from untrusted sources.

 

I have even "borrowed" the S-voice app from my friend's Note 3 by making an APK with APK extractor... but again, it works on his phone (Sprint) not mine on AT&T.

 

 

The S5 version works on the Note 3 because it's slightly different...but it does have funky colors...yet, I have removed it, because I do not want to cause any problems when ATT finds a fix. (if they do).

 

If ATT does not fix this issue, the only option will be to install the S5 version over the Note 3 version... that sucks, specially the Note 3 being a flagship phone.

I spent a good 45 minutes on Sunday 17th troubleshooting with Samsung my Note 3.

S-Voice is not working with 4G LTE, only on Wi-Fi. This started (or I noticed) last week.

 

I did a web search and it apparently is all over the place.

 

After an e-mail from Samsung and troubleshooting over the phone... I escalated the problem to a supervisor, which after a few minutes came back with the answer:

 

S-Voice is not working on ATT over 4G due to a glich on their network. ATT is working with Google to arrive at a solution and a patch. (when... that is a good question!).

 

I have friends with Note 3's on Sprint and Verizon, their S-Voice works just fine as always.

 

The current version of S-Voice is 11.2.2.0. Even if you revert the updates, clear the data and cache, the application will still NOT work.

Also starting the phone is Safe Mode or Clearing the Disk partition Cache (developer option) will still not give any good results.

 

I've found that the S-Voice for the Galaxy S5 (version 11.4.0.2) DOES work correctly on the Note 3... Do a google search for "s voice 11.4 APK" and you will find it. install by allowing permissions during installation from untrusted sources.

 

I have even "borrowed" the S-voice app from my friend's Note 3 by making an APK with APK extractor... but again, it works on his phone (Sprint) not mine on AT&T.

 

 

The S5 version works on the Note 3 because it's slightly different...but it does have funky colors...yet, I have removed it, because I do not want to cause any problems when ATT finds a fix. (if they do).

 

If ATT does not fix this issue, the only option will be to install the S5 version over the Note 3 version... that sucks, specially the Note 3 being a flagship phone.

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Unfortunatelly, you are completely incorrect. S-Voice is not a copy of Google Now.

It works "with" Google or Nuance's regonition and has selectable speach engines with different voices and lingo.

Most important it has API controls that Goggle Now can only dream of.

S-Voice goes down to hardware level, allowing you to turn on/off Wi-Fi, GPS, BT, Speakerphone when in calls... as well as all the voice fuctions for music play, camera/video shutter, page navigation, etc... while being accessible with a home button double tap (perfect for hands free while driving)

 

Google Now has about 1/2 the functionality.... good, but not deep rooted as S-voice.

Unfortunatelly, you are completely incorrect. S-Voice is not a copy of Google Now.

It works "with" Google or Nuance's regonition and has selectable speach engines with different voices and lingo.

Most important it has API controls that Goggle Now can only dream of.

S-Voice goes down to hardware level, allowing you to turn on/off Wi-Fi, GPS, BT, Speakerphone when in calls... as well as all the voice fuctions for music play, camera/video shutter, page navigation, etc... while being accessible with a home button double tap (perfect for hands free while driving)

 

Google Now has about 1/2 the functionality.... good, but not deep rooted as S-voice.

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I spoke with ATT, Nuance and Samsung. No one had a clue about what I was talking about.

 

Nuance only wanted me to download their app instead of admitting that there was an issue with Vlingo S Voice when Nuance dropped support for Vlingo's apps. Would have been a lot better for Nuance if they had just admitted that there was an issue and that it was related to ATT and not S Voice. Instead, they tried to push me into a crappy piece of software that can't read incoming text messages, can't find contacts and uses so much battery that I can't work a full shift without having a ded phone.

 

I let Samsung know about Nuance's poor service and explained that they should re-think their association with the new application's parent company.

I spoke with ATT, Nuance and Samsung. No one had a clue about what I was talking about.

 

Nuance only wanted me to download their app instead of admitting that there was an issue with Vlingo S Voice when Nuance dropped support for Vlingo's apps. Would have been a lot better for Nuance if they had just admitted that there was an issue and that it was related to ATT and not S Voice. Instead, they tried to push me into a crappy piece of software that can't read incoming text messages, can't find contacts and uses so much battery that I can't work a full shift without having a ded phone.

 

I let Samsung know about Nuance's poor service and explained that they should re-think their association with the new application's parent company.

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Correct, Google Now is nothing compared to Vlingo S Voice. I do not have an S5 available for comparison, but the API shouldn't have changed from the S3/Note to the S5/Note3 units. Unless there was a new set of developer's tools that added capabilities to the API Toolkit.

Correct, Google Now is nothing compared to Vlingo S Voice. I do not have an S5 available for comparison, but the API shouldn't have changed from the S3/Note to the S5/Note3 units. Unless there was a new set of developer's tools that added capabilities to the API Toolkit.

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Edited by GLIMMERMAN76 on Aug 19, 2014 at 5:20:00 PM

There is a rummor that with android L samsung will kill off s voice.  Im sorry I could not find a use for it when I had my note 2 and s3.  I just set up google now and it works phone to phone no matter the OEM.  

 

My thoughts is why would samsung say they are waiting for a patch from google when its there 3rd party app that is not working.  

 

Im sure the only changes in the API was for new android versions.

 

Yeah I tested google now it only brings up the settings for wifi gps bt you still have to turn them off and on yourself.  I can also just say ok google then tell it to open an app to.  I really think there getting there update by update.

There is a rummor that with android L samsung will kill off s voice.  Im sorry I could not find a use for it when I had my note 2 and s3.  I just set up google now and it works phone to phone no matter the OEM.  

 

My thoughts is why would samsung say they are waiting for a patch from google when its there 3rd party app that is not working.  

 

Im sure the only changes in the API was for new android versions.

 

Yeah I tested google now it only brings up the settings for wifi gps bt you still have to turn them off and on yourself.  I can also just say ok google then tell it to open an app to.  I really think there getting there update by update.

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Samsung isn't waiting for the patch... A&T is waiting for the patch to fix the application to work with it's network. This just futher says that Nuance doesn't care for the lion's share of having an app on all the Samsung devices out there on the AT&T network.

Samsung isn't waiting for the patch... A&T is waiting for the patch to fix the application to work with it's network. This just futher says that Nuance doesn't care for the lion's share of having an app on all the Samsung devices out there on the AT&T network.

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S-Voice worked at hardware level since I bought my Note 3 (Then with ICS)...

I also worked fine with JB 4.4.2 (current ATT version).

 

Samsung told me Sunday that the issue is a Network problem between ATT's 4G and Google.

 

As I mentioned above in the thread, I have 2 friends with Note 3's (one in Sprint and one in Verizon) and both have no problem with the App.

 

Also... there is a fact... it works fine if you use Wi-Fi. So it's just the 4G connection... and since Google voice also work fine on the same 4G connection... sound like what Sansung told me is right... someone (Google?) is blocking the app's connectivity.

 

 

S-Voice worked at hardware level since I bought my Note 3 (Then with ICS)...

I also worked fine with JB 4.4.2 (current ATT version).

 

Samsung told me Sunday that the issue is a Network problem between ATT's 4G and Google.

 

As I mentioned above in the thread, I have 2 friends with Note 3's (one in Sprint and one in Verizon) and both have no problem with the App.

 

Also... there is a fact... it works fine if you use Wi-Fi. So it's just the 4G connection... and since Google voice also work fine on the same 4G connection... sound like what Sansung told me is right... someone (Google?) is blocking the app's connectivity.

 

 

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Edited by GLIMMERMAN76 on Aug 19, 2014 at 8:46:18 PM

to me it looks like the blame game.  Samsung screwed up like normal.  Look at all the posts with software bugs on the forums that are on samsung devices.  The s4 and note 3 are prime examples of this.

 

Also the note 3 never had ICS.....  It shipped with jellybean(4.3) its only a year old.  Now that 4.4.2 you posted is Kit Kat

 

explain to me what google has that can fix a issue with samsungs software?  To me it should be between att and samsung.  Google gave samsung the os then samsung butcherd android with all there add-ons.  what would help you all is if samsung would release s voice updates to the play store like moto and HTC have been doing for core apps.  Then they dont have to wait on ATT to fix it.

to me it looks like the blame game.  Samsung screwed up like normal.  Look at all the posts with software bugs on the forums that are on samsung devices.  The s4 and note 3 are prime examples of this.

 

Also the note 3 never had ICS.....  It shipped with jellybean(4.3) its only a year old.  Now that 4.4.2 you posted is Kit Kat

 

explain to me what google has that can fix a issue with samsungs software?  To me it should be between att and samsung.  Google gave samsung the os then samsung butcherd android with all there add-ons.  what would help you all is if samsung would release s voice updates to the play store like moto and HTC have been doing for core apps.  Then they dont have to wait on ATT to fix it.

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My mistake, Note 3 shipped with JB and it's now on KitKat 4.4.2.

The issue is not the App or Samsung. It's a network issue from ATT. 

 

I even used APK extractor (Free) to rip and copy the S-Voice App from a Note 3 on Sprint and installed it on mine (ATT) and it behaves is the same manner - no 4G communication.

 

Samsung did not butchered Android.Period.... Are you one of those purists that thinks it's vanilla Android or nothing? Sheesh!

 

Samsung cannot release core apps like S-voice to the play store because it has ties to hardware level. Hardware that is not avalable in other phones.

My mistake, Note 3 shipped with JB and it's now on KitKat 4.4.2.

The issue is not the App or Samsung. It's a network issue from ATT. 

 

I even used APK extractor (Free) to rip and copy the S-Voice App from a Note 3 on Sprint and installed it on mine (ATT) and it behaves is the same manner - no 4G communication.

 

Samsung did not butchered Android.Period.... Are you one of those purists that thinks it's vanilla Android or nothing? Sheesh!

 

Samsung cannot release core apps like S-voice to the play store because it has ties to hardware level. Hardware that is not avalable in other phones.

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Edited by GLIMMERMAN76 on Aug 19, 2014 at 9:59:22 PM

They can release anything they want to the playstore look up htc dot view its there you just cant install it unless the phone in question is a M8.  you have to do it on a puter do to the fact you cant see it on a non compatable phone.  Its all in the build prop file on the phone so the play store can see what it is. 

 

Here is an example of what I'm talking about...  It makes getting updates for certain apps easy as they dont have to use a OTA

 

http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/01/23/motorola-releases-updated-gallery-app-in-the-play-store-for-...

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.motorola.MotGallery2&referrer=utm_source%3D42matte...

 

Nope not a purist.  I just think touchwiz is a resource hog.  the S5 only has 9 gigs of user memory because the other 7 are for touchwiz.  I had a s5 for a few months nice screen and it ended there.  put nova launcher on it made it better but it still lagged.  went back to my M8 now I'm on a g3.  My 2nd phone is a nexus 5 running L for testing of apps.

 

So your telling me its not a software issue if you install s voice from the s5 and it works and has a newer build number?  To me it looks like they borked something in that build number.

They can release anything they want to the playstore look up htc dot view its there you just cant install it unless the phone in question is a M8.  you have to do it on a puter do to the fact you cant see it on a non compatable phone.  Its all in the build prop file on the phone so the play store can see what it is. 

 

Here is an example of what I'm talking about...  It makes getting updates for certain apps easy as they dont have to use a OTA

 

http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/01/23/motorola-releases-updated-gallery-app-in-the-play-store-for-moto-x-moto-g-and-2013-droid-devices/

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.motorola.MotGallery2&referrer=utm_source%3D42matters.com%26utm_medium%3DWidgetWeb

 

Nope not a purist.  I just think touchwiz is a resource hog.  the S5 only has 9 gigs of user memory because the other 7 are for touchwiz.  I had a s5 for a few months nice screen and it ended there.  put nova launcher on it made it better but it still lagged.  went back to my M8 now I'm on a g3.  My 2nd phone is a nexus 5 running L for testing of apps.

 

So your telling me its not a software issue if you install s voice from the s5 and it works and has a newer build number?  To me it looks like they borked something in that build number.

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this has happend to my note 3 as well, I have done trouble shooting with samsung and still have not been able to get it to work. How was this fixed?

this has happend to my note 3 as well, I have done trouble shooting with samsung and still have not been able to get it to work. How was this fixed?

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Hi, aec007. I had the very same problem today for the first time with my Galaxy Note 3 on AT&T. I can use S-Voice perfectly via Wifi, but not via 4G LTE. I kind of figured this had to do with some recent update, and you have confirmed this for me. (You also saved me a ton of time, because I'm confident that the folks at AT&T Tech Support would not have known the answer.)

 

Two quick questions: (1) How do I install the S5 version on my Note 3? (2) Have you also experienced an unrelated issue that the Note 3 no longer passes existing text (SMS) messages to a car bluetooth hands-free system? The bluetooth system imports contacts just fine, and if a text message comes in while I am driving it will come through the system, but the system no longer imports existing text messages that are stored on the phone. This, too (I believe), happened due to a recent update.

 

Please continue to update this thread as you discover new developments on the S-Voice issue. Thanks!

Hi, aec007. I had the very same problem today for the first time with my Galaxy Note 3 on AT&T. I can use S-Voice perfectly via Wifi, but not via 4G LTE. I kind of figured this had to do with some recent update, and you have confirmed this for me. (You also saved me a ton of time, because I'm confident that the folks at AT&T Tech Support would not have known the answer.)

 

Two quick questions: (1) How do I install the S5 version on my Note 3? (2) Have you also experienced an unrelated issue that the Note 3 no longer passes existing text (SMS) messages to a car bluetooth hands-free system? The bluetooth system imports contacts just fine, and if a text message comes in while I am driving it will come through the system, but the system no longer imports existing text messages that are stored on the phone. This, too (I believe), happened due to a recent update.

 

Please continue to update this thread as you discover new developments on the S-Voice issue. Thanks!

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You can download the S5 S-Voice APK from here:

https://mega.co.nz/#!h4wU0KaY!zUmAv-xFeBMnhPV0SYI6CF5GqZXB5Jy-UDV7jZvbO08

 

It's 25 MB it takes a while to get to that download page, but it eventually works... Donwoad to PC, then to the phone and install by clicking it.

you will get a message stating "install blocked"... go to settings and toggle "unkown sources" then click OK. (you are now installing an App outside of Google play... ok?)

 

Then finish by acceptng the install...

 

It might not work right out of the bat... you might have to toggle WiFi ON... try it... and then OFF... and then it will continue to work on 4G without a problem.

 

Be aware... if they do fix the original... I'm not sure what will happen to the phone having this S5 app instead of the Note 3... or if it will update at all.

 

Can't help you with SMS... I do not use texting and I have it blocked by AT&T.

 

 

You can download the S5 S-Voice APK from here:

https://mega.co.nz/#!h4wU0KaY!zUmAv-xFeBMnhPV0SYI6CF5GqZXB5Jy-UDV7jZvbO08

 

It's 25 MB it takes a while to get to that download page, but it eventually works... Donwoad to PC, then to the phone and install by clicking it.

you will get a message stating "install blocked"... go to settings and toggle "unkown sources" then click OK. (you are now installing an App outside of Google play... ok?)

 

Then finish by acceptng the install...

 

It might not work right out of the bat... you might have to toggle WiFi ON... try it... and then OFF... and then it will continue to work on 4G without a problem.

 

Be aware... if they do fix the original... I'm not sure what will happen to the phone having this S5 app instead of the Note 3... or if it will update at all.

 

Can't help you with SMS... I do not use texting and I have it blocked by AT&T.

 

 

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Thanks, aec007. Unfortunately, the APK did not work for me, even when properly installed. Ugly colors, worked perfect on Wifi, "cannot find a network connection" on 4G. I'm using S for Switch Voice right now as a workaround. It automatically opens Google Now every time S-Voice is invoked.
Thanks, aec007. Unfortunately, the APK did not work for me, even when properly installed. Ugly colors, worked perfect on Wifi, "cannot find a network connection" on 4G. I'm using S for Switch Voice right now as a workaround. It automatically opens Google Now every time S-Voice is invoked.

Thanks, aec007. Unfortunately, the APK did not work for m...

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S Voice was returning "I cannot find a network connection" on my wife's Samsung Galaxy S3. I fixed the issue by going to "Language and Input" in settings, "Text to Speech Options". When I clicked on "Listen to an example",  the app gave an option to download a "High Quality" speech sample.  When I selected to do so, "Samsung Apps" downloaded an update, then the "High Quality" speech synthesis.  After both downloads,  S Voice began to work properly again.

S Voice was returning "I cannot find a network connection" on my wife's Samsung Galaxy S3. I fixed the issue by going to "Language and Input" in settings, "Text to Speech Options". When I clicked on "Listen to an example",  the app gave an option to download a "High Quality" speech sample.  When I selected to do so, "Samsung Apps" downloaded an update, then the "High Quality" speech synthesis.  After both downloads,  S Voice began to work properly again.

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Well, I just got off the phone with AT&T. They are telling people this is a "known issue" and that Samsung is working on it. No SLA, no workaround. Then they gave me Samsung's phone number (which is 888 987 4357). Typical.

 

"Thanks for being the BEST PART of AT&T" said the CSR. Yes, because everything about AT&T besides its customers, actually SUCKS.

Well, I just got off the phone with AT&T. They are telling people this is a "known issue" and that Samsung is working on it. No SLA, no workaround. Then they gave me Samsung's phone number (which is 888 987 4357). Typical.

 

"Thanks for being the BEST PART of AT&T" said the CSR. Yes, because everything about AT&T besides its customers, actually SUCKS.

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Unfortunatelly I've already have the high quality speech already loaded.... so it does not do any good.... oh well.

Unfortunatelly I've already have the high quality speech already loaded.... so it does not do any good.... oh well.

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I have already called Samsung, they stated they hadn't heard about this issues and it sounds like ATT is to blame.

 

ATT is still trying to get me to do basic trouble shooting which goes no where. Also using google now doesnt work for those of us with the gear 1 or 2. I would change my set up to the android wear if they had speakers in them.

I have already called Samsung, they stated they hadn't heard about this issues and it sounds like ATT is to blame.

 

ATT is still trying to get me to do basic trouble shooting which goes no where. Also using google now doesnt work for those of us with the gear 1 or 2. I would change my set up to the android wear if they had speakers in them.

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yeah I thought the samething with android wear.  But I like it without a speaker I dont need to take a phone call on my wrist.  I am really interested to see how samsung goes with its gear line going forward.  

 

The moto 360 and LG G watch/R  look to be interesting devices.  I have a g watch waiting on my moto 360 from google I/O

yeah I thought the samething with android wear.  But I like it without a speaker I dont need to take a phone call on my wrist.  I am really interested to see how samsung goes with its gear line going forward.  

 

The moto 360 and LG G watch/R  look to be interesting devices.  I have a g watch waiting on my moto 360 from google I/O

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I feel this has to do with an update because my Note 3 & my Gear worked fine til recently. I purchased both the day Note 3 was released at AT&T. Never had 1 issue! This could not have happened all of a sudden. I have tried all the suggestions but nothing has worked for me. Has anyone tried to Reset their phones?
I feel this has to do with an update because my Note 3 & my Gear worked fine til recently. I purchased both the day Note 3 was released at AT&T. Never had 1 issue! This could not have happened all of a sudden. I have tried all the suggestions but nothing has worked for me. Has anyone tried to Reset their phones?

I feel this has to do with an update because my Note 3 &...

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I just fixed my problem!! I researched other forums and found this solution:
I just fixed my problem!! I researched other forums and found this solution:

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I Google searched s voice 11.4.02 which took me to an aptoid store. I clicked on install. Then it made me check the 'allow unknown source' tab in settings. It then downloaded the aptoid store, then downloaded the update to s voice. Then I used it but it didn't work. So I connected to wifi then used a command then it worked. So I disconnected wifi and used again. Works great! I've used navigate, call, new task and open app commands. For my Gear I paired the device. Didn't work. Went to settings clicked the new options. Didn't work. Thought what the heck. Connected to wifi made a call using s voice. It worked. Disconnected wifi. I've been using it over an hour with no problems. Will use all day and report back this evening. I also uninstalled the aptoid app as it is a store and kept wanting to update my apps. I also verified the Vlingo app source and updates. My device recognized it immediately for those who are suspicious Smiley Wink
I Google searched s voice 11.4.02 which took me to an aptoid store. I clicked on install. Then it made me check the 'allow unknown source' tab in settings. It then downloaded the aptoid store, then downloaded the update to s voice. Then I used it but it didn't work. So I connected to wifi then used a command then it worked. So I disconnected wifi and used again. Works great! I've used navigate, call, new task and open app commands. For my Gear I paired the device. Didn't work. Went to settings clicked the new options. Didn't work. Thought what the heck. Connected to wifi made a call using s voice. It worked. Disconnected wifi. I've been using it over an hour with no problems. Will use all day and report back this evening. I also uninstalled the aptoid app as it is a store and kept wanting to update my apps. I also verified the Vlingo app source and updates. My device recognized it immediately for those who are suspicious Smiley Wink

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