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Voice dial

by netsiu / December 18, 2011 6:14 AM PST
Recently set the Android voice dial up on the wifes HTC Inspire. She drives Ambulance and needs to call some ER'S on the way in.
The thing repeats back correcly but dials numbers at random.
Has anyone else had this problem?
Is there a fix?
The non smart phone she went from has a much easier menu to operate and the spin through and stop without dialing other numbers is not a safe way to operate going code 3.
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Another app
by birdmantd Forum moderator / December 18, 2011 11:56 AM PST
In reply to: Voice dial

I use VLINGO and it works well for me. It is free in the Android Market. I highly recommend this app.

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VLINGO
by netsiu / December 18, 2011 1:54 PM PST
In reply to: Another app

Thank you! We will give that a try

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Question answered
by netsiu / December 18, 2011 10:35 PM PST
In reply to: Another app

I checked out vlingo anf the reviews wern't very good. Was aid ti also have recognition problems, though not as bad as Googles. Didn't feel encouraged enough to spend $10 to try.

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It seems to me that one should
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 18, 2011 7:48 AM PST
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Focus on the task at hand. If they drive, they should drive and so on.

And why not dump this phone for the one that worked better?

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One should what?
by netsiu / December 18, 2011 11:55 AM PST
Communication is part of the task at hand.
The smart phone gives her entertainment and something to read between calls.
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Then see below and again.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 18, 2011 12:00 PM PST
In reply to: One should what?

I would not think highly of a professional that used their equipment for entertainment.

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Work and Play
by netsiu / December 18, 2011 1:52 PM PST
Only when nt working.
Play time,read time is sitting on a street corner waiting on dispatch.
Ambulance people sometimes sit for hours in their rigs waiting to move to a different location to wait or be dispatched to save a life.
Not all hospitals are accesable by radio hence most medics and EMTs ave their numbers in their personel phones.

Again I'm asking if there is a fix for Google's voice dial.
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You are scaring me.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 19, 2011 1:58 AM PST
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I hope you will repeat that in the CNET Speakeasy forum.

Wow. The radios are not working?

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Ill informed
by netsiu / December 19, 2011 11:47 AM PST
In reply to: You are scaring me.
Mr Proffitt! I did not say the radios don't work. I said not all hospitals are accesable by radio.
You are obviously unfamiliar with how the EMS and Emergency Responder systems work.
All across the country there are different zones. Different protocalls. Different radio frequencys. If the ambulance is going to a hospital with a patient that hospital needs to be notified not only that a ambulance is inroute but what type of medical incident so the Emergency Room can be ready to recieve the patient.
If you say that dispatch could do that, just remember how a sentence started at one person and passed to the next and so on through say 20 people who try to repeat the sentene exactly as given. Then couple that with the time delay of repeating, confirming, dispatcher looking up the number, calling and repeating.
All the right ingrediants for chaos don't you think!?
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All the right ingrediants for chaos don't you think!?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 20, 2011 1:11 AM PST
In reply to: Ill informed

I was involved in some 2 way paging system design over a decade ago. It is not what is used today but back then it was clear the systems were a mess.
Bob

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