Receiving calls whilst driving

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by mobily, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. mobily

    mobily Active Member
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    Hello everyone,

    I have recently bought the HTC desire and wondered if someone could help me out with a problem.

    When driving I have the phone on the dashboard but do not feel comfortable pressing a button or dragging the menu down to answer a call. I don't have a hands free kit or bluetooth headset and wondered if there is a way of answering by voice and then speaking over the loudspeaker?

    Many thanks,

    James :)
     

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  2. mobily

    mobily Active Member
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    bumpy bumpy!

    Does anyone know of an app that would allow the phone to be answered by me shouting 'answer' or something? :)
     
  3. LECTER

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    Get a BT headset, they don't cost much!!

    Drive safe!
     
  4. mlines

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    You can have my phone - since Froyo its been stuck in car mode and has been backwards and forwards to Carphonewarehouse and HTC for repair!

    Car mode means it autoanswers on the loudspeaker every time.

    I believe in reality that car mode is detected when the Desire is placed into the HTC car kit.

    I have been told such answers as:

    Carphonewarehouse - "Desire doesn't have car mode" - yes it does and mine is stuck in it

    Carphonewarehouse - "It needs a software upgrade" - no it doesn't, thats what started the problem.

    Carphonewarehouse - "it needs resetting" - no it doesn't, we can factory reset it and run it without any add-ons and it still does it.

    Martin
     
  5. bonerp

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    theres one called car mode funnily enough :p
     
  6. waldopepper

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    Ah, I'm glad I'm not alone with car mode weirdness. I haven't got a cradle, or a car for that matter! My Desire however keeps on switching to card mode randomly which is annoying because it defaults to speaker mode when answering calls.

    No clue why this has started happening in the last couple of days but I've also noticed some other weird things - autorotate screen is unchecked but it still rotates, also the haptic feedback isn't on but the setting says that it is.

    Update: just reading a forum elsewhere - done this and so far so good. This has fixed the orientation and haptic problems - makes sense as these settings are probably over-ridden by being in car mode!

    Menu > + > Shortcut > Settings > Car dock (will display as a padlock)

    Open the car dock app and untick the auto launch if it's ticked. You can then bin the shortcut.
     
  7. sookster54

    sookster54 Well-Known Member
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    Silly quesiton but did you go into the dock settings (push search and type dock and click on dock with cog icon). Probably stuck in dock mode and turn off auto dock if it is.
     
  8. mobily

    mobily Active Member
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    Thanks for all your replies guys.

    There is a car mode app on the market which I have downloaded which turns loudspeaker on when answering a call, but you still need to drag down on the screen to answer... so not really that much safer!

    I was hoping there was something out there, like the vlingo/google voice which meant when the phone was ringing I could say 'answer' or something like that and the call would be answered automatically in loudspeaker mode.
     
  9. SGSI

    SGSI Well-Known Member
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    A new app is up on the market called "StartTalking", which could meet your requirements (mine too). Havent tried it yet but seems promising.
     

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