Re: simple dumb phone


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On 2/11/18, Gene <> wrote:
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----- Original Message -----

From: Gary Greico
Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2018 7:03 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] simple dumb phone

Why do we have to beat a thread to death.

On 10-Feb-18 8:02 PM, Eleni Vamvakari wrote:
I would mind one if it had a ral qwerty keyboard and I didn't have to
use gestures at all! *smile* As for phones that just make calls,
SpareOne and John's Phone come to mind, but I am not sure if the
second can be used in America. Still, there is a trend toward truly
simple phones, some offering text, but some offering only the ability
to call. Having said that, even the phones from the 80s and 90s had
contacts, calendars, and clocks in them.

On 10/02/2018, Carolyn Arnold <> wrote:
What is wrong with you mentioning a Jitter Bug. If you like
it good. I don't. I see no problem either way.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Jeffrey
Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2018 5:51 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] simple dumb phone

Thanks Gerald,

I only need a cell to call and receive calls. I offered it
as a suggestion for those who only have those needs. My
emails, contacts and such I use my pc. I was not offering
it as an alternative to smart phones. Out of the house the
jitterbug Meets my simple needs. I should never have
mentioned it on this list.


[] On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2018 5:33 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] simple dumb phone

But some blind consumers only want a cell phone to make and
receive calls, and for them, the Jitterbug may make sense
because it has large, tactile buttons. Plus, their customer
support staff can place calls for you if you have difficulty
doing it yourself.


From: Gene <>

Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2018 4:43 PM

To: <>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] simple dumb phone

Jitterbug is not accessible for blind people. It doesn't
have speech. You can make calls on it, evidently, but you
can make calls on any or almost any cellular phone. If you
want to be able to send and read texts, and use the other
useful features you can get on a feature phone such as the
alarm, calendar, calculator, voice note taker, the MP3
player, and there may be others, at least one or two that I
haven't thought of, a simple, inaccessible phone is not
remotely satisfactory.


----- Original Message -----

From: Jeffrey Schwartz

Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2018 2:45 PM

To: <>

Subject: [TechTalk] simple dumb phone

If anyone is interested a company called Great Call makes
one called jitterbug We use it when out for calling a cab
and such. When the lights go out, so does our phone. I
want to know if it is just our home or an area. We use the
jitterbug to call neighbors to see if they have lights. It
cost about twenty dollars a month for virtually unlimited


Affordably priced Accessible Talking MP3 Players, Accessible phones,
Bluetooth devices, and accessories
Phone: 727-498-0121
Skype: lazmesa
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