1. jregan68's Avatar
    I hope that someone can help me. I just upgraded to the Hero. So far, it is a great phone but one thing is missing. On my old phone, I was able to use voice dialing via the bluetooth headset by pushing 1 button on the headset. So far, i haven't found a way to do this.
    Thanks,
    John
    01-10-2010 11:42 AM
  2. billbobaggins's Avatar
    Android phones do net yet have bluetooth voice dialing.
    there are 2 things that I really miss, bluetooth voice dialing and copy and paste.
    I still don't understand how or why they left them out. I have a 5 year old phone that can do both. I still LOVE my Droid.
    01-10-2010 02:38 PM
  3. 702DROID's Avatar
    Android phones do net yet have bluetooth voice dialing.
    there are 2 things that I really miss, bluetooth voice dialing and copy and paste.
    I still don't understand how or why they left them out. I have a 5 year old phone that can do both. I still LOVE my Droid.
    copy and paste works perfect on the hero
    01-10-2010 03:43 PM
  4. KSmithInNY's Avatar
    copy and paste works perfect on the hero
    Agreed, works better on my Hero than it did on my Pre or any of the 50 (sarcasm) WinMo phones I've owned.
    01-10-2010 05:33 PM
  5. jregan68's Avatar
    Does anyone know if there is a 3rd party app that will allow voice dialing using a bluetooth?
    01-10-2010 11:17 PM
  6. 702DROID's Avatar
    Does anyone know if there is a 3rd party app that will allow voice dialing using a bluetooth?
    from what i understand android 1.5 does not have the capabitlty enabled so you have to wait till the upgrade
    01-10-2010 11:25 PM
  7. Mr Mayor's Avatar
    Whens the next upgrade? Did i read somewhere the LAST upgrade was supposed to fix this? Help! I miss my girl! "please say a command.boop"


    MM
    01-26-2010 12:30 PM
  8. energizer1389's Avatar
    The voice dialer is a piece of garbage anyway. We need Either HTC, Google or Sprint to solve this. This is probably the weakest point or our beloved Hero.
    01-26-2010 01:52 PM
  9. twgreg727's Avatar
    I've been trying to find a solution to this issue myself. I'm conflicted about whether I should return my Sprint HTC Hero and get a WinMo powered "smart phone" (which supports BT voice-dialing), or wait until HTC / Google fixes this problem. When I bought the Hero and saw that it had bluetooth support, I assumed it could do voice-initiated dialing. It doesn't. The alternative to BT voice-dialing is the "Voice Dialer" app on the phone. It has worked succesfully about 5% of the time. That leaves me with no hands-free option in a state (California) where it's illegal to use a phone in your car without a hands-free option. Isn't it ironic that Google is in California?

    But, I love everything about the Hero (and the Android OS), except the PHONE! How can a "smart phone" not support a bluetooth feature that has been included in every "dumb phone" I've owned for years? I've been researching this a lot over the last several days. I've been tempted to wait for the Android 2.1 update for the Sprint Hero, but now that the Motorola Droid and the Google Nexus One have hit the market with Android 2.1, it looks like they don't support bluetooth voice-dialing either!

    Can someone more knowledgable about 2.1 confirm this?

    Cheers,
    Tim
    01-26-2010 02:02 PM
  10. boo5ted's Avatar
    Just get a Blue Ant Q1 headset. You can setup speed dials and call directly from the earpiece without ever touching the phone.

    01-27-2010 01:45 AM
  11. Andrew Ruffolo's Avatar
    Just get a Blue Ant Q1 headset. You can setup speed dials and call directly from the earpiece without ever touching the phone.

    Damn, literally just purchased a new Bluetooth device like 20 minutes ago on Newegg. Oh well. I got a good deal, so I'm not upset. Just have to wait until this feature is added I guess.
    01-27-2010 01:57 AM
  12. sparda07's Avatar
    Damn, literally just purchased a new Bluetooth device like 20 minutes ago on Newegg. Oh well. I got a good deal, so I'm not upset. Just have to wait until this feature is added I guess.
    what bluetooth did you Buy?
    01-27-2010 04:00 AM
  13. brichter21#AC's Avatar
    Voice dialing over bluetooth does work now on the Samsung Moment (1.5) since the update 2 weeks ago. Just my 2 cents ...
    01-27-2010 11:58 AM
  14. energizer1389's Avatar
    The voice dialer is a piece of garbage anyway. We need Either HTC, Google or Sprint to solve this. This is probably the weakest point or our beloved Hero.
    I take a little bit of this back.

    Ive experienced that when u say your command with no pauses in it (Ex. "CallMaria"instead of "Call Maria")the phone reacts way better and its actually a little more usable.

    Still doesn't work with bluetooth. And still the fact that when it works u still have to look at the screen and touch it to select the command defeats the purpose of voice dialing(or voice anything for that matter)

    For example on a Blackberry u say your command, then it starts reading out the options one by one which u need to answer yes/no or cancel. If u say no it will read out loud the next option. If u say yes then takes action. No need to look at or touch the phone. And works with bluetooth.

    Hopefully all this will be fixed with the 2.1 update

    This said, this is still the most awesome device Ive ever had(Had Windows mobile and BB's before)
    01-28-2010 11:31 AM
  15. Andrew Ruffolo's Avatar
    what bluetooth did you Buy?
    Samsung wep870 @ newegg for $18. Has good reviews online as well.
    01-28-2010 01:42 PM
  16. boo5ted's Avatar
    Voice dialing over bluetooth does work now on the Samsung Moment (1.5) since the update 2 weeks ago. Just my 2 cents ...
    And this is revalent to the Hero how? I mean my wife's pre does it to but I didn't post about it in the Hero section.:P
    01-29-2010 01:10 PM
  17. Andrew Ruffolo's Avatar
    And this is revalent to the Hero how? I mean my wife's pre does it to but I didn't post about it in the Hero section.:P
    what bt headset is she using, as this definitely wasn't a feature when i had the pre.
    01-29-2010 01:29 PM
  18. Cory Streater's Avatar
    And this is revalent to the Hero how? I mean my wife's pre does it to but I didn't post about it in the Hero section.:P
    It's relevant because earlier in the the thread there's a claim that the lack of voice dialing is a capability lacking in the current Android OS, not because of a specific device (e.g., the Hero). The fact that it works on the Moment contradicts that.
    01-29-2010 01:34 PM
  19. 702DROID's Avatar
    try topvoice
    01-29-2010 01:54 PM
  20. twgreg727's Avatar
    And this is revalent to the Hero how? I mean my wife's pre does it to but I didn't post about it in the Hero section.:P
    Actually it's relevent for me. I was the poster who assumed that the Android OS didn't support voice-dialing over bluetooth. I made the assumption because there haven't been any Android phones (that I'm aware of) to date, that support voice-dialing over BT. All of my inquiries with the Android experts seem to support that assumption. That omission in the Hero's bluetooth features is a big show-stopper for me. If Android 1.5 really DOES have the hooks in firmware to support voice-dialing over BT, then I've been getting wrong information and I have to wonder why Sprint hasn't fixed that issue.

    I LOVE my Hero and I would miss HTC's Sense UI, but I'm definitely going to check into the Samsung Moment as an alternative to the Hero.

    Cheers,
    Tim
    01-29-2010 08:22 PM
  21. boo5ted's Avatar
    what bt headset is she using, as this definitely wasn't a feature when i had the pre.
    She is using the Q1.
    01-30-2010 02:45 AM
  22. KSmithInNY's Avatar
    Samsung wep870 @ newegg for $18. Has good reviews online as well.
    I'm a big fan of the Samsung WEP BT line of products. You'll have out let us know how this works out for you.
    01-30-2010 10:24 AM
  23. Andrew Ruffolo's Avatar
    I'm a big fan of the Samsung WEP BT line of products. You'll have out let us know how this works out for you.
    Will do, I have an old Jabra, that at the time, $30 for it from newegg was a good deal. I'm still going to keep that one. The sound quality is terrible, but I have a use for it... Smack talk for Call of Duty
    This specific model has headphones as well for stereo, and also supports dual pairing, which allows me to connect a bt media device for stereo, phone for mono, or phone for both. I don't know exactly what im going to do with it, but I needed a new one and for $18, I couldn't go wrong. I missed out on jumping on one of the samsung models that came out to free around the holidays after mail-in-rebate for giftcard. I'd rather not deal with the MIR so this works out better for me.
    01-30-2010 05:24 PM
  24. Spectre130's Avatar
    Just get a Blue Ant Q1 headset. You can setup speed dials and call directly from the earpiece without ever touching the phone.

    Know if this also works with the Z9i? I never set anything up with my blackberry for voice dial and would just press the button on my bluant and would voice dial.
    (RANT ON) I am a bit pissed that I have to look down to tap/dial/tap or speak, look down/tap...speak again (because voice dialer is horrible and doesn't even get close to what I say) and speak again....and again...then manually type in the number) and tap again while driving on my HERO. (RANT OFF)

    Other than that... I am loving my hero over my Blackberry 8330
    04-26-2010 08:41 PM
  25. wolf1989#AC's Avatar
    I'm pretty much just upset with the whole speak to dial on the hero whether it's through my bluetooth or through the phone it never seems to get anything I say right or get it the first time. It's to the point that I don't even attempt to use it anymore because it's just a waste of my time.
    04-26-2010 09:29 PM
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