I converted over from iphone land about 2 mos ago. One of the hardest parts in this conversion was accepting that there are very few alternatives to the stock headphones that are capable of full remote function--including volume control. In regard to the included headphones, I don't like the in-ear style ear bud and no matter what I tried I could not fix the annoying noise the cord made each time I took a step. Eventually, after multiple searches I found a pair of earbuds and an app that allowed me to do everything I needed with the excepton of volume. Then, last week, by accident I viewed a guy on YouTube demonstrating a set of ear bud headphones for the Galaxy S3 that allowed the "song forward" and "song backward" buttons to be used for volume. The middle button controls the movement through songs and the mic (with the help of a free app of your choice). I clilcked on the link in the video and purchased the headphones off Amazon for $4 with no shipping charge. They arrived in about a week and totally WORK. The headphones are made for an HTC phone and for some reason the wiring allows the controls to work the volume on a Galaxy S3. Here is the name of the headphones: OEM HTC Black Wired Stereo Headset Headphone Earphone Earbud with Remote Controller,Mic, 36H00880-04M. Now if someone could tell me how to use the headphones to send and receive text messages I would be a happy camper!