Many have found it hard to get a Voice Tag into the beast, but this seems to be an issue that can be solved by finding a lower ambient sound level, and/or insuring at least one 'hard' consonant in the Tag word.
Great, I can record Voice Tags, but can I use them?
Well, if you follow the directions in the Cingular Manual, very carefully - No
Here's what it says (from Page 150)
"On the Home screen, press and hold the VOLUME down button on the left side of the phone for two seconds."
In the Getting Started Guide, this is expanded upon a bit (Page 13):
"When the flip cover is opened...press and hold the Volume Down button to launch the Voice Tag feature."
Do either of these, and all you get is a lowered volume on the earpiece.
Look out Cingular, I'm feeling a little Postal
If instead, with the flip open, you QUICKLY press the "Comm Manager" button...
Tah Dah!! It opens the "Recognizing Audio Tag" alert Dialog. A couple of seconds later, you get the "beep" and if you speak your Tag, it dials!!! or launches!!!!
And BTW, the voice Dialing/Launching works just fine over my Moto HS820 Bluetooth Headset.
So, the hardware works fine!
Someone forgot to read and TEST the manual in galley proof. Almost makes me want to dig out the old MPx200 to see if just maybe...
Hope this helps!