July 6th, 2012, 01:46 AM
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Sidetone is the subtle feedback of your own voice into a headset when your speaking on a phone call. It allows you to control the volume of your voice. It is standard on all land lines and many but not all cell phones and not all OS versions.
Search on the term 'sidetone' and you see plenty of folks that either hate it on their new phone and want to switch it off or lament that it missing and really want to switch it on. Basically, there is just a right amount that suits each individual, and if your phone has too much or not enough it is incredibly irritating. It can also depend on the type of earphone you use, some work better with sidetone others not so much.
I can't find any App that allows you to control it for yourself, though it seems that on some phone secret menus can screw with it to mixed success.
So high level of irritation, significant desire for personal control should equal an opportunity for an App that while it may not have huge distribution, those that want it will pay. Frankly I'd fork out $30 right now for it.
PS: Has to work on Galaxy S3 :-)