1. bevt's Avatar
    I've had my Lumia 900 for a few weeks (first windows phone). I've had two moments when I was startled by my speaking phone.

    I looked up directions to the nearest Trader Joes but zoomed out to choose a different route since the interstate was a parking lot. I pulled over close to my destination to check the map again and the phone spoke when I opened the map "you have taken a different direction"... (ok, I confess dear Lumia I don't follow directions well). The phone proceeded to ask me if I wanted new directions.

    Today I had the phone paired with my car blue tooth and was making calls. When I tried to call one individual by saying "call Jane Doe mobile" I was startled to hear.... "you have a message from Jane Doe". The phone proceeded to ask it I wanted to save or listen to the message and I continued through the prompts to listen, reply, and send a response. I never touched the phone.

    I guess I missed something. I didn't know Windows Phone did all that. I knew it had voice commands but this is way beyond voice commands.
    04-27-2012 10:16 PM
  2. jbjtkbw007's Avatar
    Yep. Check out my post in the Lumia 900 section where I talk about the Bluetooth feature. Amazing, isn't it?
    04-27-2012 10:33 PM
  3. kvsmith59's Avatar
    lol. Same thing happened to me...got a text, it read it and asked me if I wanted to reply...my android never did that!
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    04-28-2012 01:30 AM
  4. ThePKReddy's Avatar
    Yeah..this was a good surprise for me last year :) works flawlessly too!
    05-01-2012 05:30 PM
  5. KingCrimson's Avatar
    I've had my Lumia 900 for a few weeks (first windows phone). I've had two moments when I was startled by my speaking phone.

    I looked up directions to the nearest Trader Joes but zoomed out to choose a different route since the interstate was a parking lot. I pulled over close to my destination to check the map again and the phone spoke when I opened the map "you have taken a different direction"... (ok, I confess dear Lumia I don't follow directions well). The phone proceeded to ask me if I wanted new directions.

    Today I had the phone paired with my car blue tooth and was making calls. When I tried to call one individual by saying "call Jane Doe mobile" I was startled to hear.... "you have a message from Jane Doe". The phone proceeded to ask it I wanted to save or listen to the message and I continued through the prompts to listen, reply, and send a response. I never touched the phone.

    I guess I missed something. I didn't know Windows Phone did all that. I knew it had voice commands but this is way beyond voice commands.
    I have yet to have my Lumia 900 speak to me, how do I enable this?
    05-02-2012 12:24 AM
  6. cckgz4's Avatar
    Bing Maps talks to you
    05-02-2012 02:29 AM
  7. Kredrian's Avatar
    If you want this feature on and its turned off, go to Settings, then Speech and at the bottom set if you want it on all the time or just Bluetooth or whatever. That's only for Text messages

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    05-02-2012 02:36 AM
  8. smapor's Avatar
    If you want this feature on and its turned off, go to Settings, then Speech and at the bottom set if you want it on all the time or just Bluetooth or whatever. That's only for Text messages

    Sent from my SGH-i937 using Board Express
    It also works for calls. I renamed my wife contact name to My Boss at Home, so when she calls it tells me My Boss at Home is calling
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    05-02-2012 06:35 AM
  9. pjs37's Avatar
    I wish I could get mine to do that. When mine is tethered to my car it doesn't read messages or anything. Any voice based things I have to do require me to tap away at my phone to confirm and read and everything so its anything but hand free. I wish I could figure out how to get it to work properly.
    05-02-2012 10:32 AM
  10. selfcreation's Avatar
    awesome :) fun story, I love it when my devices surprise me :)
    05-02-2012 10:38 AM
  11. keyboardP's Avatar
    I have yet to have my Lumia 900 speak to me, how do I enable this?
    Go to Settings...Speech and then for 'Read incoming text messages aloud', select the option you want.
    05-02-2012 12:59 PM
  12. Old_Cus's Avatar
    I wish I could get mine to do that. When mine is tethered to my car it doesn't read messages or anything. Any voice based things I have to do require me to tap away at my phone to confirm and read and everything so its anything but hand free. I wish I could figure out how to get it to work properly.
    If you have a wp7 phone you have this feature. Go to settings then "speech". Make sure that "Enable speech recongnition over the network" is checked then go down the screen and make sure "Play audio confirmations" is on. Just under under that is "Read aloud incoming text messages"...just select the option you want.

    It works in my car when I have my phone connected to it via bluetooth.
    05-02-2012 01:10 PM
  13. Old_Cus's Avatar
    Dang KeyboardP you must have posted your reply while I was typing mine.
    05-02-2012 01:11 PM
  14. keyboardP's Avatar
    Dang KeyboardP you must have posted your reply while I was typing mine.
    It's why I keep getting banned from forums. Sniper posts :D
    05-02-2012 01:18 PM
  15. pjs37's Avatar
    If you have a wp7 phone you have this feature. Go to settings then "speech". Make sure that "Enable speech recongnition over the network" is checked then go down the screen and make sure "Play audio confirmations" is on. Just under under that is "Read aloud incoming text messages"...just select the option you want.

    It works in my car when I have my phone connected to it via bluetooth.
    Thanks for the instructions, unfortunately I had it enabled but it just doesn't read me text messages when I get them. I suspect it has something to do with my cars bluetooth system and the way it works as it has its own voice command prompting system and instructions and it downloads the phonebook to the car to register simple voice commands. I will need to tinker with it more but I think I even put it on "Do it always" and it still wouldn't work.
    05-02-2012 02:04 PM
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