Speaker phone on 3GS

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by FearNo1, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. FearNo1 macrumors 6502a

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    How good (e.g. loud) is the speaker phone on iphone 3GS? I currently have a moto Q and the speaker phone is excellent, louder than many house phones.
     
  2. actorkid macrumors 6502

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    its amazing when compared to the first gen iphone....but its still only an "okay" at best speakerphone when compared to the rest of the cellphone world
     
  3. dccorona macrumors 68020

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    i find mine to be as loud as a computer
    very very happy with it
    makes my old 3G sound like a mouse
     
  4. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    It's still not loud enough to use in the average vehicle (I can barely use it in my super quiet Audi and forget about using it in my company car, a Jeep Compass). Thank god for BT headsets.
     
  5. uberamd macrumors 68030

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    As long as the person remembers to take it off when they exit the car. Nothing is worse than some d-bag walking around with his bluetooth in his ear at a grocery store, health club, or other public venue.
     
  6. surfer99 macrumors 6502

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    Compared to my 2g the difference in sound is unreal. I was shocked at how loud the 3gs speaker was after having my 2g iphone for the last 18months or so. Saying that though it is still not as good as my blackberry and if your in a car driving on the interstate with the ac humming it is still a little to quiet but if your sitting in an office or room it is more than loud enough.
     
  7. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    Does it equally offend you if someone is listening to their headphones in such a place?

    Get over it, some people take a lot of calls and don't want to be fumbling for their phone the 9 times it will ring while they are in one of those places.

    I usually put mine in my pocket but I certainly don't need or appreciate the looks I get if I choose to leave it on because I'm expecting several calls.
     
  8. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    Call 1 - Bruh, you catching the game?

    Call 2 - Sweetie, you're not having people over tonight are you?

    Call 3 - Dude, make sure you get some Doritos.

    Call 4 - Wait, did you move? Is your place still on Dupont st?

    Call 5 - Can't make it tonight man, gotta hang out with my damn wiener kids.

    Call 6 - Sophie? Or sorry - wrong number.

    Call 7 - I'm outside. You still at the store getting Doritos?

    Call 8 - Sophie? Is this not Sophie's number? What number is this?

    Call 9 - Could you tell Sophie I'm looking for her?
     
  9. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    How would those calls be any less annoying if the person was on the handset instead of a BT headset?

    My calls go more like this;

    1. Well, did you check top to see what process is hogging up the cpu.

    2. I can't be out there till tonight, try to fix it without me.

    3. Yes, mr CEO guy I know you're pissed that something is broken right now.

    4. I'm married, so stop throwing yourselves at me blasted supermodels!

    :)
     
  10. dccorona macrumors 68020

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    ive never tested it in my car
    whenever im in the car, my phone is plugged into an aux jack
    so if i have to take a call in the car, i just hold the bottom of my phone up to my mouth, much like a walkie talkie, and the sound comes through the stereo

    both your jeep and audi should have aux inputs (gosh I wish I had an audi. I love my Saab, but theres just something about german engineering)

    you could always give that a try if your bluetooth is dead/annoying you (or others, if what they think bothers you)
     
  11. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    I love my Audi, but no aux jack (it's a 2004 A4). I did spend a boat load getting a DICE kit integrated into it, it is pretty sweet I will have to try taking a call while it is docked to the DICE and see if the audio plays out of the speakers.
     
  12. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Call 10 - Dude, there's this guy here whose life is so boring that he's all bothered with what's in my ear, and what I'm talking about on my phone! Can you believe that s-? I LOL'd.
     
  13. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    Call 11 - MAN! There's some SUPER IMPORTANT GUY in the SUPER MARKET right now! He's walking around with a headset! No time to get the phone in his hand! Quick! He's gotta get the milk! OH! Here comes another call!!

    Call 12 - DUDE! Did you get my MMS?! LOL! Funny pic eh?? OH? No time to check the actual phone itself? GOT to GO! No time for a phone in my hand! BT only!
     
  14. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    Ya I much rather hold my phone in my hand while I'm trying to do other stuff so that I drop it and it smashes.

    Get over yourself and your hatred of people who use a headset so that they can do 2 things at once.

    P.S. - I can see you are still angry and hurt about being wrong when you insisted Apple would never sell a "cheap" phone, a.k.a, $99 3G iPhone.
     
  15. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    hahahah .. ok :rolleyes:

    Well, I just think it's pretty dumb and needless, unless you're driving. But, if you feel your phones calls are just THAT important, and whatever it is that you're doing is also just THAT important, and you simply CAN NOT do both (for whatever reason) - then that's your prerogative. Go for it buddy.

    It's just not for me ... much like fanny packs and rollerblades.
     
  16. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    You know, I don't really come here to find out what your peev of the week is, be it a BT headset or roller blades.
     
  17. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    So ... ?

    (I don't really come here to find out what your blah blah blah is either)

    It's my opinion. I'm down with speakerphones (I think the 3G is pretty good myself, and hope the 3GS is even better), I like the iPhone (hence me being on these forums) and I think bluetooth headsets are dorky (so I mercilessly mock them).

    You don't see me getting all fussy that you like them. Sheesh.

    Be loud and proud on your BT headset man. ;)
     
  18. BulkHedd macrumors 6502

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    I guess I've gotten used to seeing the bluetooth headsets. They don't bother me anymore. I pretty much only wear mine in the car and at home, not in public.

    What does bother me, though, is people texting all the damn time. I mean I text quite a bit but people who text during a movie or while eating at a restaurant even while driving. That just drives me crazy.
     

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