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  1. #1
    Bexar9
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    I am looking for a recommendation for a new cell phone. It needs to be one that has the voice dial feature and it stores more the 5 names. My dad bought a Motorola V180 and was told it has the voice dial feature. What we did not know until it was too late that the phone would only store 5 names. This will not work for my dad. He needs a phone where he can store at lease 13 names. Any suggestion?


    Thanks

    Bexar9




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  2. #2
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: Cell phone with voice dial?

    Bexar9 wrote:
    > I am looking for a recommendation for a new cell phone. It needs to
    > be one that has the voice dial feature and it stores more the 5 names.
    > My dad bought a Motorola V180 and was told it has the voice dial
    > feature. What we did not know until it was too late that the phone would
    > only store 5 names. This will not work for my dad. He needs a phone
    > where he can store at lease 13 names. Any suggestion?


    Samsung phones have great voice dial software written by VoiceSignal. Generally
    these phones need no training and can dial any phonebook entry without
    requiring separate voice dial entries, and can dial any number by being told
    "Digit dial" and then the phone number... "Digit Dial. 2-1-6-5-5-5-1-2-1-2."

    On Sprint, my SPH-A620 (sold as the VGA-1000) and the SPH-A660 I used to have
    (sold as the VI-660) both have the VoiceSignal software. Verizon's SCH-A650
    doesn't have the voice dial software, IIRC, but the fancier Verizon Samsungs
    do. Cingular sells Samsung handsets too. Not sure about T-Mobile or Alltel or
    the smaller carriers. Which carrier are you using?

    Oh yeah, and Cingular has that new Samsung with VoiceMode speech-to-text
    software that lets you *dictate* text messages instead of keying them. Wild...
    (Check their website; last time I checked, Cingular was only selling this
    new model online)

    http://www.samsungusa.com/

    http://www.voicesignal.com/

    One caution is that there are Samsung models that don't handle weak signals
    well, like the VI-660. On Sprint, my alternatives are the VGA-1000 I have now
    (which, unfortunately, is discontinued)... and the newer SPH-A740 and SPH-A760
    models are supposed to work better too. The VI-660 and VM-A680 (Samsung's model
    number is SPH-A680) don't handle weak signals real well and have some firmware
    bugs. Check with users of the Samsung models you're looking at to find out how
    well they work. The cellular newsgroups are a good place to start, as are
    HowardForums and Phonescoop.

    Hope this helps. The VoiceSignal technology is the main reason I like Samsungs
    so much.

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  3. #3
    Bexar9
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    Re: Cell phone with voice dial?

    My dad signed up with Cingular. The reason he like voice dial is that it more easy for him to remember names then phone numbers.


    "Steve Sobol" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    > Bexar9 wrote:
    > > I am looking for a recommendation for a new cell phone. It needs to
    > > be one that has the voice dial feature and it stores more the 5 names.
    > > My dad bought a Motorola V180 and was told it has the voice dial
    > > feature. What we did not know until it was too late that the phone would
    > > only store 5 names. This will not work for my dad. He needs a phone
    > > where he can store at lease 13 names. Any suggestion?

    >
    > Samsung phones have great voice dial software written by VoiceSignal. Generally
    > these phones need no training and can dial any phonebook entry without
    > requiring separate voice dial entries, and can dial any number by being told
    > "Digit dial" and then the phone number... "Digit Dial. 2-1-6-5-5-5-1-2-1-2."
    >
    > On Sprint, my SPH-A620 (sold as the VGA-1000) and the SPH-A660 I used to have
    > (sold as the VI-660) both have the VoiceSignal software. Verizon's SCH-A650
    > doesn't have the voice dial software, IIRC, but the fancier Verizon Samsungs
    > do. Cingular sells Samsung handsets too. Not sure about T-Mobile or Alltel or
    > the smaller carriers. Which carrier are you using?
    >
    > Oh yeah, and Cingular has that new Samsung with VoiceMode speech-to-text
    > software that lets you *dictate* text messages instead of keying them. Wild...
    > (Check their website; last time I checked, Cingular was only selling this
    > new model online)
    >
    > http://www.samsungusa.com/
    >
    > http://www.voicesignal.com/
    >
    > One caution is that there are Samsung models that don't handle weak signals
    > well, like the VI-660. On Sprint, my alternatives are the VGA-1000 I have now
    > (which, unfortunately, is discontinued)... and the newer SPH-A740 and SPH-A760
    > models are supposed to work better too. The VI-660 and VM-A680 (Samsung's model
    > number is SPH-A680) don't handle weak signals real well and have some firmware
    > bugs. Check with users of the Samsung models you're looking at to find out how
    > well they work. The cellular newsgroups are a good place to start, as are
    > HowardForums and Phonescoop.
    >
    > Hope this helps. The VoiceSignal technology is the main reason I like Samsungs
    > so much.
    >
    > --
    > JustThe.net - Apple Valley, CA - http://JustThe.net/ - 888.480.4NET (4638)
    > Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / [email protected] / PGP: 0xE3AE35ED
    >
    > "The wisdom of a fool won't set you free"
    > --New Order, "Bizarre Love Triangle"




  4. #4
    Steve Sobol
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    Cingular and Samsung Re: Cell phone with voice dial?

    Bexar9 wrote:
    > My dad signed up with Cingular. The reason he like voice dial is
    > that it more easy for him to remember names then phone numbers.


    Well, there is that cool new phone -- I think it's the P207 -- that does the
    voice-to-text for text messaging. It should have the features I mentioned too,
    and it's not the only Samsung handset Cingular sells. You should have no
    problem finding a Samsung that will work on Cingular, that has the VoiceSignal
    software.

    I'm crossposting this into alt.cellular.cingular, as people there will be much
    better qualified to answer this question:

    Just to recap for those new to this discussion, Bexar is looking for a phone
    with voice dial capabilities for more than five phonebook entries. I suggested
    any recent Samsung, and he told me it's for his father who is using Cingular.

    I am aware of the P207, which has the slick new voice-to-text feature, but I'm
    pretty sure that there are other GSM Samsung models that have the VoiceSignal
    software that I described to him... the older VoiceSignal software (not
    VoiceMode) allows you to dial any phonebook entry without recording a specific
    voice dial entry for it, and also allows for digit dialing. Most Samsung models
    made in the last year or two have this software... perhaps y'all could help out
    with model numbers here, since I'm not familiar with Cingular's product lineup.

    Thanks in advance,
    **SJS

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