12-09-2008 07:38:50 AM
Solved! Go to Solution.
12-10-2008 05:09:02 PM
Speed dial is definitely needed. I have thought about taking the phone back because it lacks that one feature. It is entirely too hard to make calls while driving.
12-21-2008 11:29:32 PM
Thanks for the question, I did not know that ATT had this problem, and I was going to purchase 15 Eternity phones for my business. Man would that have caused a lot of problems for my sales people who depend on speed dial and their bluetooths.
12-22-2008 10:51:17 AM
n response to drummer4godsg's comment about the Speed Dial/Voice Dial application for the AT&T Eternity, AT&T has not (yet) agreed to send this patch to its customers, possibly due to the fact that it would jeopardize their profit earnings of $4.99 p/m for the *8 feature.
Once (if) Samsung does provide a voice activated dialer, you will have to get the patch directly from the Samsung site. May even download Samsung's New PC Studio which is like a portal for upgrades and whatnot...I have feverishly spent countless hours trying to find a generic voice dialer program...the Eternity is still very new on the market, so there isn't much out there (yet) for it, i.e.. upgrades, etc.
I, too, had come very, very close to sending my Eternity back because of its failure to produce decent calling functions (and because you cannot edit the Widgets), but haste made me buy it so it's best not to be hasty returning it.
03-19-2009 07:55:38 PM
First, I love my Eternity! I hated the lack of speed dial so much, I KNEW I had to create a work-around. So, here it is for anyone who may think it can help them. This works for those few frequently called numbers.
In front of the persons (first) name in your Contact List that you wish to frequently call, place any symbol (i.e. "." "," "!" "^", etc.) this will make those names appear first in your Contact Listing. So, just simply press Contacts, and the frequently called numbers will appear right there at the top!!! Example: John Smith becomes !John Smith.Symbols always appear before alphabetical letters. Or put a number in front if you want a certain order instead of a symbol. (i.e. 1 John Smith, 2 Margie Jones, 3 Felix Burger). This keeps you from having to scroll through many names.
If Samsung DOES ever upate to provide for speed dialing, let's hope it's no more than a two-step operation which is what the above "fix" gives to you!! Happy SPEED dialing work-around!!!!!
03-20-2009 04:43:44 AM
03-30-2009 12:51:42 PM - edited 03-30-2009 12:52:47 PM
03-30-2009 02:27:52 PM
03-30-2009 02:34:22 PM
Beartx here. You're most welcome rjrose6. I hope you have many happy hours with your new Eternity. The solution by wbbmom using Groups is a good one too! I didn't use it because it take 2 extra steps. So, if you are driving, it's a wee more distracting. My solution however, doesn't let you use the scroll and search feature you'll find out if you try it with contacts. Where you used to search for "Pete" It's now !Pete and searching under P, won'f find poor Pete.
The Eternity does inded have Picture ID and it works very well. Go to Contacts/User Name/Edit/Tap the Picture Icon at the top/select: Take Photo or Caller Image. The caller image is an image you have placed on your phone/SIM card/or MicroSD Card in your phone (Via Bluetooh, MMS message attachment or downloading to the MicroSD via a computer adaptor (under the file folder PICTURES) then inserting into your phone.
I'll send you my pic if you want my face to show up when I call you!! LOL
03-30-2009 08:28:13 PM
OMG! thank u again! I can't believe I didn't think to click on the image! You have been such a help to me as well as some of the others but I like ur help the most because it fits my needs.
again, THANK YOU!
06-07-2009 01:00:28 PM
06-07-2009 01:36:41 PM
Well, if you're referring to Speed Dial, then yes: this is correct. I am referring to Voice Dial/Voice Activation (voice recognition), where you can record a voice clip which is the person's name that matches the number of the person, speak the name of the person into either the phone or Bluetooth, and the phone dials the person's number...like OnStar does. This Eternity is the only phone that I've had that doesn't do this, and it costs to get the feature through AT&T. My old Sony Ericsson flip phone did this when I pushed the call button on my Bluetooth or hit the Call button on the phone.
This Eternity cost twice as much as my old Sony T525A, but I guess price doesn't mean you'll get it all...