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    Default Better voice-dialing app for S3?

    Hi,

    I've been a blackberry user for 5+ years, and just got my first android. I'm looking for a simple voice-dialing application that will work through my bluetooth, while my phone is locked, without me ever having to touch or look at the phone. I had this with my BB Bold, and Curve, and I'm surprised at the difficulty I'm having finding it for my S3. I find SVoice to be very inaccurate, and it requires touching the screen when the app needs clarification.

    The features Id like to see are:
    1. Can initiate a call without touching the phone. I could do this on my BB just by pressing my Jawbone call button.
    2. App is good at finding numbers in my contacts. My old blackberry got the right name from my contacts about 90% of the time; SVoice only gets it right about 50% of the time. I asked it to Call Dean mobile. SVoice found my contact "Dean", but also found a contact whose company had the name "Dean" in it, and needed me to tap the correct listing.
    3. The phone asks if it got it right before doing the call. E.g. Did you mean call Joe Smith on cell?
    4. If there are multiple numbers (e.g. home, work, cell) it asks which I want and lists them. E.g. do you want to call home, work or cell? SVoice says there is more than one number but doesnt give me any simple way to tell it which one.

    I don't really need an app to do internet searches for me, tell me about the weather, or compose/read text messages (although I might get into that eventually); I just want to be able to make/receive phone calls through my bluetooth, without touching or looking at the phone. Is there anything like this available?? Suggestions please!

    Thanks!
    Alison
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    Default Re: Better voice-dialing app for S3?

    You've already realized what it takes many people (myself included) a long time to find out - Bluetooth headsets are a crap shoot on Android. I've lost count of the $$$ and number of different Bluetooth headsets that I've tried: some worked well for answering but not calling; some worked well for calling but not answering; some sounded great for music but were useless for phone calls; etc. I finally gave up on the whole shebang.

    You could try Voice Speed Dial: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...m.cyberon.cvsd and if it's not what you're looking for perhaps it'll put you on the trail of something that'll work for you. YMMV.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM 10.2 using Tapatalk 4
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    Default Re: Better voice-dialing app for S3?

    Quote Originally Posted by GSDer View Post
    You've already realized what it takes many people (myself included) a long time to find out - Bluetooth headsets are a crap shoot on Android. I've lost count of the $$$ and number of different Bluetooth headsets that I've tried: some worked well for answering but not calling; some worked well for calling but not answering; some sounded great for music but were useless for phone calls; etc. I finally gave up on the whole shebang.

    You could try Voice Speed Dial: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...m.cyberon.cvsd and if it's not what you're looking for perhaps it'll put you on the trail of something that'll work for you. YMMV.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM 10.2 using Tapatalk 4
    Thanks for the suggestion, GSDer. There is the extra step of needing to make voice tags for each contact with Voice Speed Dial, which is rather a big step when you've got 500+ business and family/friend contacts, but I guess I could just start with the frequently used contacts...
    I find it really surprising that there's no really good android/bluetooth solution! There are so many android apps! How did this one get missed?
    Ali
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    Default Re: Better voice-dialing app for S3?

    Ali,
    Unfortunately, one of the things that makes Android so great is also one of its pitfalls - there are so many options and apps to choose from that it can be daunting to find a simple solution.

    There is an app by the same company that doesn't require voice tagging, but the ratings for it weren't as good as the one I listed.

    You could try turning S Voice off and using the Google Now capabilities (which have really improved recently) and see if you have any better luck.

    Not that I'm encouraging you to spend any additional $$ on the problem, but I've had better luck with some Motorola headsets in the past. I was actually impressed with this http://www.motorola.com/us/Roadster-...ne/107299.html until I loaned it to my daughter and never saw it again

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM 10.2 using Tapatalk 4
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    Default Re: Better voice-dialing app for S3?

    I solved the problem with voice dialing. Use VoiceButton. https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...da.voicebutton
    My phone Samsun Galaxy NOTE (N 7000)
    For me is very easy to use program. Try setting can help you too. I think the program solves all the problems you have listed.
    Thanked by:
    GSDer 

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