How's call quality for you all?


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  1. gravyong

    gravyong Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm not too impressed with the call quality on the Vibrant. Actually, it's my worst phone to date in terms of call quality. It honestly seems the more advanced these phones are getting, the more they neglect what their sole purpose is, which is calling and call quality. I hear faint, but very annoying static with long distance calls, especially noticeable when I have the headset in. People also tell me I sound much deeper and that the call quality is generally not as good as my previous cell phones. The best phone I've ever had for call quality was a Motorola RIZR. Every phone after that just seemed to get worse and worse with it. You would think that something like this should be improving over the years. Not the case with me. The phone is excellent in every other aspect besides call quality.
     

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  2. MaxPowers

    MaxPowers Well-Known Member

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    I agree. Horrible quality. It is so quiet and faint. MY $50 prepaid phone was louder. The speakerphone sucks too. Wish I knew how horrible this phone was before I got stuck in a contract.
     
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    gravyong Member This Topic's Starter

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    I forgot about the speaker, I turned it on last night and the person I was talking to said "What the hell is that?!" I said It's the speakerphone...Shes goes "Wow, that sounds horrible".
     
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    VegasTouch Well-Known Member

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    My phone earpiece is loud. Sounds a bit muffled though.
     
  5. SamsungVibrant

    SamsungVibrant Well-Known Member

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    I think the sound quality is good on the vibrant. The only negative is the low volume to the earpiece. If you search the forum for secret codes, you will find a way to increase the volume. Or you can just turn on the hearing aid setting, supposedly that makes the volume to the earpiece louder.
     
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    gravyong Member This Topic's Starter

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    It's so bad, almost worth taking back. Voices are so muffled and low quality it's ridiculous. Think this could be fixed with some update? Maybe 2.2?
     
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    kbohip Well-Known Member

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    Call quality on mine by and large is very good. Like any cell phone I've ever had I get that super annoying echo (where I can hear my own voice) once in a long while. The volume I find is more than adequate. I usually have mine turned somewhere in the middle unless there's a lot of background noise.

    My best phone ever for call quality though goes to my last Motorola Cliq XT. I couldn't tell the difference between that one and a landline most of the time.
     
  8. gravyong

    gravyong Member This Topic's Starter

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    I see a lot of threads for these Droid type phones where people alter things in the programming menu. Maybe the same can be or eventually be for the vibrant.
     
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    Zorlac Well-Known Member

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    The call quality on my vibrant is very good. As a noob to the forums, I must add that I just don't see this LAG that alot of users are reporting either. I have NO problems with GPS whatsoever, no LAG AT ALL, everything snaps immediately to screen, and my battery life is much better than my previous HTC HD2 phone.
    My overall impression of the vibrant is one that I'd certainly recommend to anyone looking for a top notch smartphone. People I call now actually say I sound clearer than I did on my last phone.
     
  10. Robinelli

    Robinelli Well-Known Member

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    The earphones that come with the phone are crap. If you are using those that would explain it. The call quality on my phone is EXCELLENT. Extremely clear and crisp. I've had people comment on it, that's how good it is.
     
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    the call quiality on my handset is great... better than any phone I have had (on both ends of the line). The volume is more than loud enough in loud areas for me to hear whoever is talking. and the earbuds are great to me.... sure they arnt a $100 set but they are by far better than any other pair I have got with a phone. 100000 times better than the pair I got with my iPhone.
     
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    Robinelli Well-Known Member

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    I wanted to add I use my speakerphone a lot and it works great also.
     
  13. neanderthaler

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    i couldn't adjust the earpiece volume high enough, and someone here suggested go to settings, call settings, and turn "hac mode" to on. now, i've had to turn my volume down a bit. hope this helps. as far as call quality, my mom taught me that if i didn't have anything nice to say...first i thought it was my gel skin, then i thought i was covering the mouthpiece, now i gave up and just appreciate the many other GREAT features.
     
  14. gravyong

    gravyong Member This Topic's Starter

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    Would anyone have any recommendations regarding a decent set of headphones to use that may increase call quality? The ones that came with the Vibrant are definitely pretty bad.
     
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    Quality for me has been good. Only thing I had to do, really, was get used to where the earpiece speaker is (First call I had it too low :eek:)

    Other than that, this phone has better quality than my last two (Behold II, Razr V3), as well as my brother and my co-worker's Blackberries (Couldn't tell you the models, sorry)

    The volume, though, COULD be higher.
     
  16. Robinelli

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    I had to do a factory reset last night because my volume stopped working COMPLETELY. Couldn't hear Pandora, media, or voice calls. It started working again after the reset and in fact it has been louder than it used to be.
     
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    I think it's all Galaxy S phones. My captivate is like that also. It's even worse when the other side is moving and talking.
     
  18. yakkamut

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    I have been quite pleased with the call quality of my Vibrant. At first, I was surprised how quiet the call volume was even when I had it turned up to the maximum. It has not been an issue for me at all. Like mavictb mentioned on a previous post, I'm really digging the headset that came with the phone.

    I have yet to drop a call, even when death-gripping with my left hand. :) I'm on the Bell Mobility network.
     
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    No complaints here. Speaker is a little scratchy on speakerphone setting, but I mostly use a Motorola bluetooth speakerphone in the car.
     
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    I have been quite pleased with the call quality of my Vibrant. At first, I was surprised how quiet the call volume was even when I had it turned up to the maximum. It has not been an issue for me at all. Like mavictb mentioned on a previous post, I'm really digging the headset that came with the phone.

    I have yet to drop a call, even when death-gripping with my left hand. :) I'm on the Bell Mobility network.

    Sorry didn't mean to send this twice.
     
  21. ak-z

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    anyone had any complaints from the other end? 3 calls so far i have had to hang up and redial in order for the other person to hear/understand me. is this more of a reception issue? if it is, it never occured with my last 2 phones (a G1 and a RiZR ) in the location ( my house ) that it is happening in. just wondering...
     
  22. gravyong

    gravyong Member This Topic's Starter

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    Oh man, just turned on HAC mode (supposed to be hearing aid mode?) to increase the volume in the earpiece, what a disaster. All I heard from the other end was jumbled mess and distortion, couldn't make out anything. Person on the other end said the same about me. I'm starting to wonder if maybe I got a crap phone for call quality since it's been so bad? Should I take this back?
     
  23. CraneGuy51

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    I had to return my first vibrant cause I sounded all garbled on the other end and then the new one had great call quality while I was not moving but when I got on thE highway it was terrible. Didn't have any problems on my end but nobody could understand me. I returned it again and am not sure if I'll try my luck a third time or just get an IPhone4. I'd get the samsung if I could get good voice quality but it's a phone. That's still it's main purpose.
     
  24. robo21

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    I would have to wonder if those were network issues. I've never had a complaint from anyone nor have I had any bad reception on my end. :confused:
     
  25. CraneGuy51

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    Well I popped my sim card out and put it in my iPhone 3GS and had no issues at all after. So I would imagine that if it was a network issue I'd have the same problem with another phone. Plus I tried calling multiple people including tech support to make sure and they all said the same thing.
     

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