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Voice Dialing with Bluetooth - HELP!!!

by mpisani / March 3, 2011 1:19 AM PST

I currently use a Samsung Rogue running through my car (Nissan)stereo and I use the voice dialing feature all the time. I wanted to upgrade to the Samsung Fascinate (Android 2.1) but I'm finding out that the Bluetooth voice dialing feature does not work with the Fascinate (supposedly).

Samsung says - it can't be done OR Bluetooth voice dialing doesn't work at this time. They didn't know why and didn't know if it would ever work. Samsung also made it seem like, it could be done uo to a point. Once I have the name/number (through voice dialing) of the person I'm calling, I'm required to press a button on the phone to actual dial the number.

Verizon says - with my Rogue it just activates the Nuance software built-in to the phone for voice dialing, but the Fascinate has a number of apps that could do voice dialing and when pressing the steering wheel phone button, the phone won't know which app to choose.

Nissan Bluetooth says - as long as the phone syncs with your phonebook I can use Bluetooth voice dialing as I am today with the Rogue.

Does anyone have a clear cut answer on this? Are there Android phones that do Bluetooth voice dialing?


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You are asking two things.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 3, 2011 1:25 AM PST

If the car's bluetooth can voice dial and if the phone needs voice dialing to work with the car.

Let's put this BLUNTLY. One thing is not the other. For years the car's voice dialer does all the heavy lifting and speech recognition so the question is SIMPLER than you can imagine. Ready?

Does this phone "pair" with your car?

That's all you need to ask.

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Voice Dialing with Bluetooth - HELP!!!
by mpisani / March 3, 2011 2:59 AM PST

Is that a question for Samsung, Nissan or Verizon?

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voice dialing with BT
by tiberiumdj / March 3, 2011 6:13 AM PST

There could be a compatibility issue, however there were some issues with Android 2.1 and BT/voice dialing features. This should be fixed with the 2.2 update for the Fascinate if they ever launch it.

Nuance is a terrible app, on any phone. I use Vlingo, its free, works well, great accuracy, (no calling 911 when trying to order pizza, lol) and their always updating it.

AS for what other Android phones that do Bluetooth voice dialing? My X does it just fine, Droid 1 & 2 did it fine after 2.2 update. As for other phone I cannot speak personally.

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All three.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 3, 2011 1:13 PM PST

Most should respond with "Don't know" or "Try it."

Again, the voice recognition is in the car, not the phone in this case. Move away from the car and then the voice dial is all about the phone.

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