I have a Samsung Fascinate and I would like to turn off the Voice Caller ID, so that my phone would just RING!! When I have my phone in its case and in my pocket, many times I can't hear the voice announcement of the caller and would like to turn it off so my phone would just ring! Help! Verizon techs have been no help! Thanks!!
To stop the read out of your incoming calls and set it to ring only please follow the instructions below:
From your home screen: Applications>Voice Commands>Menu>Settings>Prompts>Mode>Tones Only.
You can find the above information on page 107 of your Samsung Fascinate User Manual.
You can find additional helpful information at the above link.
ANTONIO! YOU ARE THE MAN!!! YOU HAVE SAVED MY SANITY! I HAD BEEN TO TWO VERIZON STORES WHO DID NOT HAVE A CLUE! I THOUGHT I HAD READ THE MANUAL, BUT SURE MISSED THIS. I AM A VIETNAM COMBAT VET WITH A OVER 40% HEARING LOSS AND THAT VOICE THING JUST DIDN'T CUT IT FOR ME. I JUST COULDN'T IMAGINE HAVE THERE COULD BE SO MANY RINGTONES AND NO WAY TO USE THEM! THANK YOU SO MUCH AGAIN! THIS HAS BEEN AWESOME!!
BRIAN J REISS
To turn off the voice caller id, you can follow these simple steps below.
Go to Settings > text-to-speech > Speak incoming callerID.
Simply uncheck thisbox & it will turned off. Keep in mind that these instructions are for the fascinate with firmware version 2.1-update1
Hope this helps...
I followed these instructions exactly many times over and it still made absolutely no difference, the thing still talks and won't ring!!! It is to the point I am ready to return this thing and find a phone that rings!!! For the price of this phone it should perform a lot better than what it does! This was my first Samsung and probably MY LAST!! I hate this **bleep** voice ID and want a ring only! Now what is so darn difficult about that??? Is this thing defective??? I have been to two Verizon stores and at both places all they could do was scratch their heads! Now I have had two Verizon employees give me directions and neither one has worked!I know for a fact the phoneis set to TONES ONLY but it still is the very same. I think this phone has to be defective and should be replaced!
Brian J Reiss
Hi! Sorry to hear you are having the same problem. I have been to two Verizon stores and they both just scratched their heads! I have had two Verizon techs send me instructions that I followed to the letter and neither one worked! I am beginning to think it is a bug in their phone and it can't be tuned off! Check back because I am still after them!!
Great,I have firmware ver.2.2.1 and these instructions are worthless! There is no TEXT TO SPEECH in the Settings on my phone!! So now what do we do? What until they come out with a fix for this bug? I really are starting to hate this phone and it is new, but any phone you can't set up the way you want is nothing but a lemon!