I emailed Sprint business support this afternoon to see if there were any voice dialing options soon to be available for the 8703e, and to my surprise, here's what I got back from them:
"PCS Voice Command service is a network feature. Therefore, this service can be used on any Sprint PCS Phone, irrespective of the Phone Model used.
The Voice Command service empowers you to place calls using your voice. This feature uses the second-generation speech recognition technology. It can be used with any PCS Phone.
To get the benefits of this service, just review the following information:
1. The Voice Command service must be added to the plan. It is available for just $5.00 per month.
To opt for this service, simply reply to this email confirming the request for this service. We will be happy to add it for you.
2. Once the service is added to the plan, it can be provisioned on the handset. Rest assured that this could be done at no additional cost.
3. After that, the contact information (names and phone numbers) can be added at: http://www.talk.sprintpcs.com
It can hold up to 500 names with 5 numbers for each name. And, names can be entered in a variety of ways.
4. Thereafter, you can dial '*TALK' or '*OK' (depending on the phone model) via your PCS Phone, then speak commands such as 'Call Bill Smith at work' to place a call to any of your listings.
To find out more details about Voice Command, please follow these steps:
1. Log on to Welcome to Sprint
, select ?My Sprint Wireless? in the Manage accounts drop down.
2. Enter your PCS Phone Number in the User Name section and account password in the Password section and click "Sign On".
3. Select the 'Contact Us' at the bottom of the page tab [top right] on the page
4. Select 'Find Answers' [middle right]
5. Select the Index tab [next to Topics tab]
6. Scroll down to 'Voice Command' or type in 'Voice Command'."
Is it too good to be true??? I've asked them if I could try it out for a couple of days at no charge to see if it actually works on the 8703e and if it's reliable enough.
Just thought y'all would like to know.