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Voice Dialing ? Good / Bad ??


Jan 17, 2006, 12:32 AM

I gave up my 950 Sams to switch to this.

It seems that the 8100 is a bit smaller and has some nicer features.

The problem I am having is the Samsung 950 voice dialing is awesome, every person out of my 500 names dials perfectly with no learning even on speakerphone.

Does the 8100 voice dialing suck ? I tried a bunch of names tonight and it missed most of them ?

Any suggestions ? I want this to be as awesome or better than the Sams because this is the phone I am sure I want to keep.

Also, Any Battery test comparison's ? I was getting about 4 hours out of my sams..


Jan 17, 2006, 7:48 AM
I have no problems with the voice dialing. Barely ever misses a name. If it does get it wrong it will offer the next like sounding one, which is usually right on. The only thing I think is better with the Samsung voice dialing is you don't have to go through so many steps, but once you get used to it, it's no biggie.

Jan 17, 2006, 12:26 PM
You can speed it up by going to Menu -> Tools -> Voice Command -> Command Mode and changing it to "Speed"

But most people already know that Razz

May 7, 2008, 9:05 PM
Some one please help!!! I have a chocolate 8550 and i cannot find out hoe to train the voice dial... i have trained it for numbers and they work great but... i cannot find where to train for words and it works HORRIBLY... please help if ya can ... thanks!

Jan 17, 2006, 12:24 PM
One thing that I have found that can cause issues is spelling. If my friend's name is Lis and it's pronounced Liz, the voice recognition program doesn't think I'm saying the right word. So changing her name in my phone book to Lizzy distinguishes it. Adding a "y" at the end of a name can help and also having the first initial of their last name. There are all sorts of ways to trick it into being more accurate. Hope this helps.

Jan 17, 2006, 12:26 PM
Thanks very much for the input..

I will try a few things.

I guess all in all, the Sams voice dialer is just a newer better software release. It would be so nice if LG would go back and put in the latest Voice Signal software..

Would really make this phone complete.

Jan 17, 2006, 12:56 PM
after i trained it, it got better. personally i'm always on the road, so theres a lot of background noise, then it doesnt work...

Mar 30, 2006, 12:06 AM
Actually, it's ironic because the much newer 8100's "voice dialing" is a huge step backwards for LG. I've got their 4400 phone and the voice dialing is simple and effective. Just say a name and it dials. None of this having to move through menus to get a name and then multiple responses to get the right number for the name.

Jan 18, 2006, 5:29 PM
yeah i had to purposely mispell some of my entires names so my phone would read them properly, a little annoying but it works

Jan 18, 2006, 7:51 PM
I have absolutely no problem with the voice dial. Rarely misses. I had the a950 for about a week. Voice dial and digit dial was horrible. Got nothing right and when it did, went to text instead of dialing. 2 brand new phones. Went back to the 8100.

Jan 18, 2006, 9:43 PM
i'm guessing it also depends on which part of the country you live in, eg voice accent.

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