The first time I made a call, I noticed that as well. When driving I don't have a problem since I have bluetooth, but the rest of the time, it gets really annoying!!! I sure hope there is a fix for that at some point in time.
I have the same issue with you...
I got a brand new Fascinate phone and 3G network error......so I couldn't download anything so I went back to the store and get it replaced with another brandnew phone.
Bothe the first one and the second phones were very noisy I called Verizon wireless if the noise problem is any known issue.
They told me it is not known issue.
I went to all Korean website to figure out how I can fix the problem....
I figured out that Samsung's all Galaxy S phones don't use "noise cancelling mic" but most of other phones do.
So WE.....you and I have to wait for any good noise cancelling application which is not existing yet.
I hope I am answering your question.!!
I am So Upset!!! such a great phone doesn't have "noise cancelling mic"!!! and especially when verizon wireless customer service Rep recommended me to buy bluetooth for this issue I was totally mad!!!
To Reduce Sidetone
SPC code 000000
The bottom of the screen will have buttons that are directional like a d-pad.
Press down until you see:
SVC Mode NAM1
End of BASIC NAM
Press right once you will see EXIT change to MORE
Press Down once and you will see:
Push right button to change to EVRC-B
Phone will reboot.
Hit Enter after each change to stay to EVRC-B.
This doesn't work 100% of the time but, does work.
I have the same problem. When I use speaker I have no problem, but when I am using the phone normally there is a backround noise that is VERY annoying. I thought it was maybe bc I used a different rom and kernel on my phone, but I guess its a common problem?
Turning off backlight notifications is not a stock option.
Just got my wife the phone too and she just called me. Sounded like she was in a hurricane. Pathetic call quality. Really hope Samsung has a fix of some sort because I really enjoy this phone.