Re: Blindshell phone questions


Gene
 

It’s the Alcatel (spelling) Go Flip3. I can't recommend it compared with other accessible feature phones, because I haven't used any other currently available phones. It has some quirkss but if you don't mind them, it has some nice features I don't know if other feature phones have such as the ability to use the Google assistant to play material on Youtube and for dictating texts, and naming files you are saving, though the accuracy isn't all that good and I often have to dictate texts two or three times.

I didn't know the Google assistant could do these things until I got not just a call and text plan, but once I switched to a plan with limited data, I started playing with it.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Terrilynne Pomeroy
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2020 6:10 PM
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That is very cool. Which phone are you using?

TerriLynne

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Thursday, December 3, 2020 5:04 PM
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Not necessarily. If I'm entering text and I made or think I may have made a
mistake, I have the message read. Then, since I'm immediately after the
mistake, if there is one, I back space until I think I've deleted the error
or the word with the error and then I have the message read again. I then
write the word again. I may have to go a carachter or two bback until I
hear the last carachter of the previous word is missing so I know exactly
where I am starting from. I don't want to write the corrected word with no
space between the previous word and the word I'm correcting. Or I may go
back until I hear that the first letter of the word I'm correcting is still
there or the first two letters. it depends on if I can definitely tell what
is there. Sometimes, its difficult such as in the case of a double letterr.

In the word correct, for example, I would go back until just co was read.

However, my phone has limited use of the Google assistant and I've started
dictating most of my messages, which, although it introduces errors that may
not be picked up with the not very good screen-reader in the phone, produces
understandeable messages and is much faster than using the numpad input.
Sometimes, I have to dictate a message two or three times but even so,
that's often faster and easier than writing it.

I'll add that my phone reads whatever is there of the current word if I
press the space bar, placing a space after the word or part of the word.
That often speeds things up a lot if I am editing in this way.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Terrilynne Pomeroy
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2020 5:52 PM
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Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Blindshell phone questions

So if there is some problem halfway through, you just delete and repeat?
TerriLynne

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Thursday, December 3, 2020 4:50 PM
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Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Blindshell phone questions

While I doubt I'll ever get a Blind Shell Phone because I can do almost
everything I want to do with far less expensive phones, one thing I wonder
about is the ability to edit text messages. My feature phone allows me to
write texts and read them, but I can't have anything spelled when reading,
neither can I have text announced if I want to move in a message I am
writing to edit it. I can have the message I'm writing read, but not by
line or by word, just the message as a whole.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Terrilynne Pomeroy
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2020 5:45 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Blindshell phone questions



Hi all,

I would like more information about using texting with the BlindShell phone.

So if you use this phone, I would like to know:



Can you reread a text you have written to make sure it says what you want it

to?



Do you have problems reading some texts that you receive?



Can you set the phone up to receive news and similar notifications?



Thanks fo any info,



TerriLynne

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