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Old 05-15-2009, 03:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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It seems to me that the voice dial is an important function that MUST work properly on any phone now that laws are in place enforcing handsfree car use. I have a NEW 8900 and can't get it to work properly. It is distorted, the bluetooth recognition works only about 5% of the time and I USUALLY have to give up. I don't have a data plan so Vlingo is not an option (and it should not be necessary to replace a built in phone function)
I am interested in knowing if anyone else experiences this.
I believe it should be addressed as a serious problem that limits this phone as a communication device. Nice camera and screen though.
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I'm watching this thread because I am about to upgrade from the Pearl to this one B-U-T ......if this is a deal breaker Hmmmm......anyone have feedback that a different BT has better coms between BT and phone? as a possible solution.

Driving in Houston is NO place to be holding to phone, while driving like so many ahem genetically challenged drivers are doing....lol......
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The BlueAnt V1 works superb on my 8900. I had a learning curve on how to input the voice dialing commands. My fault and customer was great. you do have several preprogrammed speed dials it uses. But you can get in voicemail, home, office, a favorite, and 4 more speed dials of your choice. It speaks to you and cleary understands your commands without having to speak up.

I agrree the built in one sucks, unless it is a quiet room or you hold it to your mouth and speak slow, semi loud, and clearly. The voice that comes back and says "did you say" is loud and raspy.


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can you dial a number by voice (ie "call 905 - 555 - 1212") and get it right at highway speeds with the blue ant? that is the issue I have and I use the Motorola unit that clips on the visor. seems to work better when all is quiet, as I would expect, but any road noise throws it off and makes it unusable. Also, the playback voice can be muffled and unclear. The distortion I mentioned earlier is reduced when the playback volume is set to normal, but still could be much better.
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can you dial a number by voice (ie "call 905 - 555 - 1212") and get it right at highway speeds with the blue ant? that is the issue I have and I use the Motorola unit that clips on the visor. seems to work better when all is quiet, as I would expect, but any road noise throws it off and makes it unusable. Also, the playback voice can be muffled and unclear. The distortion I mentioned earlier is reduced when the playback volume is set to normal, but still could be much better.
I haven't tried that. I don't call that many numbers. But, the ones I call from the speed dials have no recognition problems at all. And, on the Max Noise Reduction Setting, my wife says it is very clear. I will try the number call this weekend. This is a very good headset for my needs. Very handset hands off.


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Yes, you can speak the actual phone number. When you activate the V1 by one click, it says "say a command". If you say "phone commands", it kicks you over to your phone's voice dialing, still thru the V1. If your phone supports it, you can then speak the number as if you were dialing it. I had no problems with my BB 8900. But, it does depend on how much road noise you got (type of car) and your phones voice dial sensitivity. I really like the V1. I don't have to take it out of the carry case for anything. It's all thru the V1. Pairing is almost instant for me.



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My experience with OS >199 is that the recognition is FAR better then the previous builds. Heck, I even use a 3 year old Plantronics BT headset and it works flawlessly.
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