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Google Voice Playback Very Low Volume

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DGalt, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. DGalt

    DGalt Well-Known Member
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    These seems really strange, but for some reason the playback through Google Voice's visual voicemail is very quiet. It doesn't seem like upping my phone's volume has any effect either.

    Anyone else experiencing this? If I play it back on my computer it's fine; seems to be an issue with the app on the droid.
     

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  2. camerons1986

    camerons1986 Active Member
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    i realy want to try out google voice. if anyone has any invites left could you please send one to your fellow droid brother. thanx
     
  3. vinson

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    Make sure it's set to speakerphone?
     
  4. stktrader

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    This is happening to mine as well on speaker and through the ear piece. Hopefully this will be fixed with the update in december. I can hear the voicemails fine through the google voice web app.
     
  5. DGalt

    DGalt Well-Known Member
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    does it have to be set to speakerphone? I've been just using the regular headset. Why would you be forced to use speakerphone?
     
  6. vinson

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    Well no you don't. I misunderstood the problem. Looks like Google needs to update the app.
     
  7. profet

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    I am also having this problem with Google voice and the Droid.

    I have tried both speakerphone and handset settings and either way its REALLY low. If i put the handset on max volume I can still barely hear the voice mail.

    Anyone else having this issue?
     
  8. mundyb

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    Yes! This has been driving me crazy! I don't want to play my voice mail out loud, there is no reason that office personnel should have to hear voicemail from my wife. Perhaps it's another calendar thing?#$%^ hehe

    Love the Droid otherwise. First time poster! Hope to have finally found a phone, and a phone forum, that I can stick with for a good while. It gets old switching phones all the time.
     
  9. russell5

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    Same here both handset and speaker phone :(
     
  10. Telexen

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    I find it odd that while I saw others saying they were getting low playback volume, I wasn't...until the Google Voice app update a while back...NOW I get low playback volume from it
     
  11. square

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    any volume issues with the media player? reboot.
     
  12. Telexen

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    None with the media player, tried a reboot anyway (full power down + battery pull)...didn't help. It does suck...I don't know why it worked fine for me before but not now.
     
  13. binglejellsx2

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    I've found that you can control the playback volume by changing your "in-call" volume to something louder (I think almost to max). Make a quick phone call to someone, max out the volume, hang up and go back to GV vmail.

    Unfortunately, the volume rocker only controls the "media playback" volume while using the GV (official) app.
     
  14. Telexen

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    I just tested it. That's exactly the problem. Nice find. Thanks for the info.

    I'm going to see if I can find a way to report this to Google, in the slight chance they don't know. Hopefully they can implement a fix for that.
     
  15. Mindzeye82

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    I wanna throw my name into the mix of people with this problem
     
  16. vinson

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    This problem was fixed for me in today's update 0.2.7.
     
  17. johnlgalt

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    More specifically, with the new update, if you have it set for using the handset speaker, the rocker panel adjusts the in-call volume like it does with a normal call.

    Just tested it and I was able to get it as loud as a normal telephone call.

    EDIT: Added the following The same applies if you use the speaker as well. Rocker switch adjusts in-call volume.

    This is good news on a plethora of levels.

    1 It means that Google is listening to us,

    2 They are working on fixes for this phone and A2

    3 We should start verifying more bugs and reporting them to get them fixed that much more quickly.
     
  18. b-rose

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    It still seems quiet to me, and sometimes the volume rocker still seems to adjust the media volume instead of the in-call volume. I'd really like to see better volume performance in the next version (not to mention a little dash of VoIP).
     

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