Skyrocket Bluetooth voicedial

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Skyrocket Bluetooth voicedial

Hi,

I just ordered a skyrocket LTE. I was looking through the board and saw there were issues with Bluetooth voicedial. Which is a major dealbreaker for me. I chatted with Samsung, and they say it voicedials over Bluetooth just fine, i shouldn't have any problems. Does anybody know if this was resolved, or if it was just isolated cases?

thanks

al

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I am having your same problem. It clearly says they have voice dialing in the phone's description. My headset does support it.  It tells me to hold it down for two seconds and then there's a beep. The phone does not bring up anything. I was trying to see if there was something I need to select on the phone. I believe that is what I had to do with my last phone which was not a smartphone. I will continue to play around with it and see if I can figure it out. I'll let you know if I figure it out.

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     I've learned on my last android phone that "voicedial" means you can dial by voice using the microphone on the telephone, which you usually have to initate by opening the phone, pressing voice dial, wait for it to open, presst the start listning butten of some sort..... and by they you could have dialed the number directly. but may or may not have bluetooth support.

as opposed to "voice dial over bluetooth". where on  your 8 year old 'dumb' phone you press the button on your bluetooth and say "call mary" and it beeps and says "call mary" and you say "yes", and it calls mary.

     I've noticed the manifacturers and carriers are more than happy to mislead people into thinking a phone has 'voice dial over bluetooth" when it only has "voice dial" and when you call them they play dumb, when you know they've been asked 100 times. I learned that with my motorola, so his time I got samsung. But I stuck with it anyway. This time I am not accepting a phone that does not have this basic, vital, safety feature. I had thought that the android updates to 1.35, and bluetooth 3.0 had addressed this issue. 

     I just got it in last night, and If I can't get it to "voicedial over bluetooth" , I'll be sending it back after I'v had a chance to play with it a fe days, and getting a I Phone from sprint. Th only reasion I stayed with at+t and their throttleing issue,(that sprint does not have) was because I wanted an LTE android phone and sprint was taking too long. I know the i phone, 4s i think, has this. my daughter has one and I have tried it.

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It's been a while since I've been to the AT&T phone forums (I've still got a Tilt 2!) but they are extremely informative. Thank you all for your input.  I, too, was getting ready to upgrade to a Skyrocket , and the lack of Voice Dial over Bluetooth is a deal breaker for me as well.  What, a slow Winmo 6.5 phone has it, and an Android 2.3.5 phone doesn't??

 

I'm researching to see if the Galaxy Note has voice dial over bluetooh.  It was just made available for pre-order today. It's $100 more and much larger (a phone / tablet hybrid), but I may choose it.  From what I've read, the Galaxy S II is NOT LTE ready, so, that's not a choice for me.  Apparently, the Galaxy S II has voice dial over bluetooth.

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I just got off chat with samsung, this is what they said:

l: Hi, I just purchased a skyrocket, upon the affirmation from another samsung chat representatives that it had bluetooth voice dialing. but i've read through the manual, and tried everything I couldn't find on the phone. how do i use the bluetooth voice dial?

Paige: I understand that you want to know if Skyrocket phone supports bluetooth voice dialing feature, am I correct?

al: yes, samsung has already told me it does, upon which advice i bought the phone, but i cannot make it work

Paige: Thank you for the confirmation.

Paige: Would you mind holding 3 minutes while I gather the required information on your request?

al: sure

Paige: Thank you.

Paige: Thank you for holding. I should inform that, Galaxy Skyrocket supports bluetooth voice dialing feature. However, Samsung will release  a software update to make this feature work on phone. Unfortunately, as of now there is no information regarding new updates for Skyrocket phone.

al: any eta on that?

al: I really don't want to get stuck with a phone that doesn't have that feature

Paige: It will be a either a Over the Air update or Samsung might also release the update through Kies mini software.

al: I only have a certin amount of time to return the phone, after that, I'd be kind of stuck if it doesn't happen

Paige: As the phone supports this feature, by the future updates it will be activated.

Paige: I am sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused.

 

so according to him/her, he previous rep gave me incorrect info. Now I have to decide to wait and hope, or to get an I fone. I know updates can be sluggish, so I'd def. be past the return period waiting for it. he last time I had to wait for an update, it was scheduled for Q1, first quarter, but didn't come until november.

Being the last rep gave me bad info, i cannot guarentee this rep is giving good info.

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I forgot how helpful AT&T forums could be.  I can now upgrade my phone and have been researching this b/t voicedial issue on both the skyrocket and the Upcoming Galaxy Note.  I haven't purchased the phone yet, but thought I'd call into Samsun technical support as well with the question  This is what they told ME:

 

They told me that "Voice Dial over Bluetooth" will work but only with Samsung b/t headsets.  I took a quick look at their cheap offerings.  So, I guess that also means that these two phones won't work with b/t enabled cars, right?

 

I think they got caught with their pants down on this one.

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the guy i chatted said there is no info on the note and bluetooth.

I'm begining to think they just make up a new answer to each person that calls.

the 'only samsung' sounds fishy.

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Samsung is crazy for removing this functionality from their Flagship device. This is not only a safety issue when traveling but also a step backward convenience. Much lesser phones have this feature. As much as I like this phone it's going back while it still can. I would not wait and hope they fix it, Samsung is moving on to other things this phone has been out for four months + and no fix. It's probably not coming....!!!

 

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I called amazon. they're sending me a pick up notice. The skyrocket is history.

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wgrayson wrote:

I forgot how helpful AT&T forums could be.  I can now upgrade my phone and have been researching this b/t voicedial issue on both the skyrocket and the Upcoming Galaxy Note.  I haven't purchased the phone yet, but thought I'd call into Samsun technical support as well with the question  This is what they told ME:

 

They told me that "Voice Dial over Bluetooth" will work but only with Samsung b/t headsets.  I took a quick look at their cheap offerings.  So, I guess that also means that these two phones won't work with b/t enabled cars, right?

 

I think they got caught with their pants down on this one.


I have the Samsung SkyRocket and I have been using the bluetooth voicedial successfully since I bought it with my Ford Sync system in my truck.

 

Works like a champ everytime. Haven't had any issues with it while using it with the Ford Sync system. I haven't tried using it with the headphones/headset, as I have no need for that. Just need voicedial while driving for safety.

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I think that is the car , doing the work, and accepting the command, not the phone? it has downloaded your phone book? 

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Choice Dialer + works ($5.00). They have a free trial to at least test it out. I'm testing it now and I may pay the 5 bucks if I can't find anything free.

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I have a Galaxy SII and a Galaxy SII Skyrocket. The Galaxy SII my wife uses and I purchased a Motorola H720 bluetooth headset from Wal-Mart. I opened the voice dial icon on the phone, set it in the drive mode and she was set. It works every time all the time. She can even use the voice to text option. The Skyrocket is exactly the same. 

   I had an SII just like it that I had an older standard bluetooth for and it could never recognize anything I said over the bluetooth. So I went to Best-Buy and purchased a SII Skyrocket with a Motorola Elite. I assumed the issue was I have a very bass voice and the Vlingo that operates the voice dial in the SII phones is female. I went online with the phone downloaded the Motorola software for the Elite. I was in business. It all worked fine until I was outside with my Elite and the sweat from my hair shorted out the elite.

   I have tried all the options I can think of. I have used Jawbones, and their software downloads into the headset. After several weeks of trying to get them to work their software in the headset locks into a loop mode and I can't use the headset.. They will work just fine as a headset as long as, I don't update them and try to use voice dial.Several other high priced headsets that you download software to the headset.

   I currently have a Blueant $80 device and it works to a limit. I think the main issue is that Samsung decided to install a female only voice in the Vlingo software which is their voice recognition software to voice dial. I know that in England they used a male voice. It would be much better if it actually had a recognition program. A program that alllowed the owner to use his her voice to set/overide certain things the program does. They might also ask Motorola to sell them their software. It was almost perfect

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