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post #4 of (permalink) Old 2012-08-03, 09:04 PM
Uncle Scotty
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If you think the battery life sucks..........

Don't try making a Bluetooth call!

The SGH-T589R (Samsung Glalaxy Q) absolutely SUCKS BIG TIME at doing Bluetooth!

I own the phone and two different BT headsets...a BlueAnt and a Motorola. Both headsets work just fine on other phones. But on the Galaxy, the headset invokes the Voice Dialer on the phone which then asks you to "Speak now".

But it asks at such a low volume (half volume) that you can hardly hear the prompt. (If you're in a moving vehicle, chances are you won't hear it at all).
Yes, you CAN turn the volume up using the volume rockers on the side....but, aHAH!! Caught you messing with your phone while driving!! You're UNDER ARREST!

What good is Bluetooth if you have to look at your phone or play with it to wee what it's doing while making a call? Furthermore, when the voice dialer says "Did you say call Jackie at home?"......and what you really said was "Call Arnie at work"........and you can't hear the confirmation......so you say YES......and end up calling Vancouver by mistake........that can be costly.

Do NOT buy this phone if you want to make Bluetooth calls!
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