Re: Alcatel Go Flip3

Pamela Dominguez

I have an interesting question. My Alcatel 4044 does this. When you go to make a call, does yours say "call incoming" instead of "call outgoing"? I've always thought that was strange. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, December 05, 2020 1:46 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Alcatel Go Flip3

It works with 4G. I would expect just about any phone now to do so. All or
most of the major carriers will close their 3g networks soon.

Quirks include a bug in the alarm. Whether that matters depends on whether
you will use the alarm and how much. If you change the alarm time, the old
time will still remaihn active for a day and the new one will be, too. So
if you want the alarm to go off at nine A.M. and it was previously set for
seven A.M., for one day, it will go off at both times.

The phone has the quirk of saying the word contacts, when you do something
to make it light up such as open the lid or press a button after a period of
inactivity when its in a power-saving state. It talks at times when it
isn't supposed to. When I'm on the phhone and I do something to make the
phone light up, it may read the time and date on the screen, if the
information regarding the time and date changes. If the minute changes, for
example, it may read the time and date.

it often won't announce something and waits for you to do something. For
example, if I move to contacts from the home screen, it often announces
contacts, search, contacts as the phone switches. For some reason, it
switches between contacts, search for search contacts, then back to contacts
again and the changes are announced. But it often will say nothing and if I
start moving through the contacts, it will read the contacts as I move
through them.

If I open the voice recorder, it may not announce the file it is on and if
it doesn't it says nothing else to tell you the program has opened. If I
move from file to file, the information will be announced or if I play the
file I am on, it will play. I can think of another quirk and there may be
ones I haven't thought of now, but I consider them worth putting up with
considering how much money I saved and that the phone does almost everything
I want reasonably well. Some people wouldn't want to put up with such
quirks but they don't bother me to any extent that matters.

-----Original Message-----
From: Terrilynne Pomeroy
Sent: Saturday, December 05, 2020 12:13 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Alcatel Go Flip3

Hi Gene,
You said your Alcatel Go Flip3 has some quirks. Can you tell me what some of
them are? Also, do you know if is 4g accessible?

Thanks much,


-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Thursday, December 3, 2020 5:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Blindshell phone questions

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.

-----Original Message-----
From: Terrilynne Pomeroy
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2020 6:10 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Blindshell phone questions

That is very cool. Which phone are you using?


-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Thursday, December 3, 2020 5:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Blindshell phone questions

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.

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

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

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Thursday, December 3, 2020 4:50 PM
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.

-----Original Message-----
From: Terrilynne Pomeroy
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2020 5:45 PM
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


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,


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