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I've had an iPhone since the original one came out. I've jailbroken my phones for a while now and have always had to deal with waiting for jailbreaks before upgrading and wanted a larger screen so I got a Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket. I'm liking this phone for the most part, only frustrated with copy/paste (much easier on iOS IMO) and Bluetooth.

I have discovered that this phone does not have the ability to dial from Bluetooth command. I just got off the phone with Samsung support who told me to use speaker phone, which is not safe or practical when driving. I'm still within my 30 day window so I'm considering going back to my iPhone 4 or getting another phone.

I know not all androids are plagued with this issue as my wife has a Samsung Captivate. What gives?

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post #2 of 22
You could try the Samsung Note and test it with your bluetooth before you decide
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If you don't want android go Lumia 900. Or you could just try XDA and see if they have a fix to allow for bluetooth dialing.
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I'd like android. I just don't want windows phone at this stage in its infancy.
I like the note, but just don't think it would be a great phone due to size. It would be fine if I use my Bluetooth headset or spealerphone, but when it came time to hold the phone to my ear its huge.

Does the galaxy s2 have this function? I'm about 40 min south of Rochester NY so I don't need 4g capabilities and am wondering if this or the note are what I should really be looking at.

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Originally Posted by soloz2 View Post

Does the galaxy s2 have this function? I'm about 40 min south of Rochester NY so I don't need 4g capabilities and am wondering if this or the note are what I should really be looking at.
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You could try looking into an app called Vlingo and see how well it works for you. But you were right the first time, the Skyrocket doesn't have voice dialing on bluetooth. The regular Galaxy S2 does. And the Note does as well. Hope that helps.
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Thanks. I downloaded vlingo I hate the thought of an extra app to eat battery and resources but I'm willing to give it a try.

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Head over to XDA. Flash a custom ROM as there has to be one that fits your needs. I really don't know about bluetooth dialing so I can't help you with that.

I really hate it when people say they don't like the Note because of the size when they haven't even tried it. It's like when you get your new 55" TV you think it's awesome because of it's size. It is really the same with this phone, but for some reason people are scared of it due to the size because some stupid over critical rumor started. Size is really the best part of this phone as I could never go back to anything smaller (I have one).
    
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Thanks. I downloaded vlingo I hate the thought of an extra app to eat battery and resources but I'm willing to give it a try.

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Just set up vlingo so when you long press the search button, it runs it, and then you can dial

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Head over to XDA. Flash a custom ROM as there has to be one that fits your needs. I really don't know about bluetooth dialing so I can't help you with that.

I doubt there is any ROM that will help add bluetooth voice dialing...there shouldn't be any need to flash the software
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you could look into the HTC ONE should be out on May 6th
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