Re: i phone questions

Leedy Diane Bomar

Isn’t holding down the home button, and waiting for the beep, the way to use Siri? The question seemed to be about making a call without using Siri. What am I missing? 

SIRI must have an internet connection to work, which involves a data plan. I didn’t realize that one could purchase a plan for a smartphone, such as an iPhone, without the plan including a data plan. It doesn’t if you own the phone, or not.

 Diane Bomar

On Mar 31, 2019, at 16:56, Curtis Delzer <curtis@...> wrote:

hold down the home key and then wait for the beep.
Curtis Delzer 
W B 6 H E F
Rialto, CA

On 3/31/2019 5:07 AM, Loy wrote:
How do you get the phone to listen to your command?
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Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2019 2:38 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions

yes you can just say call, "contact name" or number area code plus number or even within your own area code without siri.

Curtis Delzer 
W B 6 H E F
Rialto, CA

On 3/30/2019 7:41 AM, Monte Single wrote:


I’ll state the question again

Can I make a  call on the I phone using my voice without using Siri. 

Can I just tell the phone to call a numberSSS

From: [] On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: March-30-19 8:39 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions

If you have a WiFi connection then you can use it through the WiFi.

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From: Monte Single

Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 10:20 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions

Well, No.  I am more interested in using the phone as a cell phone and not a smart phone.  I don’t want  to pay for a data pack which I would hardly ever want to use.

I just do not like the idea  of having to  be on line to use a phone.

Yes, I have a basic cell phone but a smart phone may have some additional features I can use without having to have a data package.

From: [] On Behalf Of david
Sent: March-30-19 8:07 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] i phone questions


if your thinking of getting a new phone, and want to use Siri, you may want to lern how to spell the name.

it's not, S e r i,  it's, S I r i.

just like yu would want folks to spell your name correctly.

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From: <> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 9:37 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] i phone questions

As usual, I’m  thinking   about getting a new phone; well, a new used phone.

Is it true that in order to dictate a text message, I have to be online with Seri?

Also can I use voice commands to make calls without being online with Seri?

I’m thinking about getting an I phone 6 or 7.



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