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    I need a cellphone that will announce all incoming caller ID phone numbers verbally, automatically, such as the LG VX8300, but I need one that's compatible with the AT&T Cellular Network, and is "thin".

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    TIA, John


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    Re: New Cellphone to "Speak" caller ID number

    I wonder if it would be worth my while to obtain the iPhone SDK and write the application myself? I've done programing before, but never for an iPhone. Anyone have experience in coding for the iPHone in terms of how steep is the learning curve?

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    Re: New Cellphone to "Speak" caller ID number

    AT&T has little, if any devices, with this feature. I HAVE NEVER RAN INTO A DEVICE with this feature, other than Windows Mobile devices through AT&T's network...and I frequently do reviews and test cell phones for my job.
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    Re: New Cellphone to "Speak" caller ID number

    If worst comes to worst I guess I can record my own mp3 ringtones, aaarrrgghhh, and link them to callers on my RAZR v3.

    If this is of any use to anyone, I found it in my archives. I does not "automate" ALL incoming caller ID's but provides a manual solution for some iPhone users:

    Create custom iPhone ringtones to announce caller ID
    Tue, May 20 2008 at 7:30AM PDT
    Submitted by zpjet

    I often use my iPhone as music player, travelling around the city with my headphones and answering calls by clicking the microphone. I was looking for a way to announce Caller ID, and was surprised there's only this hint here and it doesn't use built in speech technology.

    This process could be scripted somehow, but as I didn't need hundreds of contacts, I just created them one by one. The described process is, however, optimized, taking only about 20 seconds per person.

    First, open GarageBand and create a loop of desired length. I chose just about six bars. Then place your favorite ringtone sound (I used one from GarageBand's Library, found in Sound Effects » Work/Home » Cell Phone Ringing, and boosted its volume a bit) and place it at the second bar.

    Copy the person's name in Address Book.
    Paste it to Terminal as part of this command: say -o ~/Desktop/Output.aiff [paste person's name here]. Note that the Up Arrow key reveals the last command used, so later you can backspace the previous name and paste a new one.
    Drag the Output file on your desktop to GarageBand on the first bar of your composition.
    In GarageBand, choose File » Save As..., and again paste person's name as the filename (it's not important where it's saved).
    Then select Share » Send Ringtone To iTunes.

    The ringtone will play in iTunes so you can move on to another person. Finally, synchronize your iPhone with your iTunes, and assign the ringtones to your favorite people.

    Now, I didn't spend much time on this at all, and it could be in the next version of iPhone software (I did submit it as an enhancement request) -- perhaps activated by a setting in the iPhone preferences. We'll soon find out, I guess.
    Last edited by newmediagroup; 02-08-2009 at 10:45 AM. Reason: Auto-merged Double post



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    Re: New Cellphone to "Speak" caller ID number

    Don't know if the Samsung Caliber works with AT&T but it has that capability.



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