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Re: question about duolingo

Sharon Hooley
 

What goal were you working with?


On Dec 10, 2018, at 11:39 PM, Shelly Kane <shellykane323@...> wrote:

Thank you so much for all of your help.  I greatly appreciate it.  I have typed the words and short sentences it tells me to do and then after I do that, it goes back to me doing the same words over and over.  I stop after a while because I'm tired of doing boy, girl, woman and man.  I don't feel like I'm getting any points.  I'm doing it by using the website so I can use the keyboard to spell the words out for me.  How would I change from five minutes to ten?  Again, thank you.  I'm just getting frustrated.  I thought it would be different words each day.

Shelly

On 12/10/2018 5:31 PM, Sharon Hooley wrote:
I started with casual, and yes, it progresses very slowly.   I got to the point where you must start typing some of the words and sentences  you’ve learned over and over.  Maybe if you delete the app and start over, you can choose a higher goal,   such as regular or insane.  Another thing you can do is try a Microsoft translator app, if it’s available for your computer or smart phone.  Pick the language you want to learn, and type in single words or small phrases you want to memorize.  I say small, because if you type some sentences, even if they’re rather easy for you, you can get a kind of garbled translation that people don’t use in that language.  I can testify to this, and was told that it isn’t always accurate.  Actually, for both apps, I use a Braille display to read how the words are spelled, especially because I’m hard of hearing.  I don’t know how other language settings on your device work, as I’m not experienced with this feature, but if you can use it to spell the words you need to know, I would think you could use keyboard commands to read character by character, perhaps with phonetic detail so you know which letters you’re looking at, and figure out what the special keys you need for other language symbols.

Hth,

On Dec 9, 2018, at 11:51 PM, Shelly Kane <shellykane323@...> wrote:

            Hi Everyone:


Some of you recommended duolingo to me because I was interested in learning a new language.  I started last week and I have really enjoyed it.  Since I have started, I don't feel like I'm getting anywhere with it.  I'm using the computer because I feel the app on the phone would be even more difficult.  With the computer, I can arrow through the words and have them spelled out.  What's happening is when I go on every day, they will send me an email to come on an do another lesson.  My daily goal is beginner or intro for five to ten minutes.  The problem is that I'm getting the same words every day.  Is this normal?  If not, what do I have to do differently?  There is also a section under intro that says placement test.  When I get the email, I click where it says to start challenge.  I would appreciate any help.  Thank you in advance.

Shelly





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Re: Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

Dragos Grecianu
 

Hey there, I am an android user for 5 years, I never had a talking phone with buttons, so, can you please make a recording on how these phones work?

I will greatly apreciate that.

You can contact me here, or if I do not answer here, contact me off list at:

grecianu.dragos@...

Or skype, simpaticulalexandru


Thanks and best regards,

Angel Productions, the producer of nothing

La 12/11/2018 8:46 PM, wayne a scris:


Carolyn, I'm going to tell you about 3 possibilities of phones that would be just what your friend needs and is looking for. I'm also going to tell about the phones that I know that are available for some other carriers that I know of. Before I tell you about the phones, I just wanted to point out something that we all pretty much know, and that is sometimes the sales people don't know details and can't answer questions about when the speech is on the phone and in some cases they don't even know if it has speech that you can turn on. Though there's some sales people that are a bit more knowledgible, but since they don't use the phones with the speech on there's questions they don't know how to answer and part of that is because they don't use the speech. Now about the phones, if your friend wants to stay with verizon, there's 3 phones currently that are accessible with the text to speech, including the caller id, and the phones are
1. the kyozera cadence flip phone,
2. the kyozera duraforce a bit more rugged flip phone
and 3. the lg exaltflip phone. For some details about the keypads on these phones. The kyozera cadence keypad you can tell the difference between the buttons. In fact on the 5 key there's a dot in the middle of the key, and on the end key there's a dot  on the right side  of the key. The lg exalt keypad keys are easy to tell apart as well, and with the 5 key having a dot on the left site of the key and another dot on the right side of the key and the end key having 2 dots as well, just like the 5 key with 1 dot on the left side of the key and a dot on the right side of the key. Unfortunately I don't have the kyozera duraforce so I can't tell you about the dots on the 5 and end keys on that phone, though it's most likely like the cadence phone. We're planning to go to the verizon store to look at it. All 3 of these phones have the text to speech including the caller id. If your friend is looking to get a prepaid phone with verizon, presently walmart is selling the kyozera phone for $29. We've had the experience before, how chain stores  in one area may not have some of the same products as others, so hopefully your friend's walmart sells the cadence phone as a prepaid phone. I don't know if you could buy a cadence postpaid  phone at walmart which I don't think that they do. If she's interested in verizon postpaid her verizon store would most likely have all 3 phones to look at and purchase, the kyozera cadence, the kyozera duraforce and the lg exalt. Now for some accessibility details, besides the text to speech, in the accessibility area on the cadence phone, I found the setting for fant size, so one can adjust the print size, and in the acessibility area of the exalt it's called larger text that you would go into adjust the print. In the accessibility area on both phones, it has the tty mode, and the hearing aid mode as well. If your friend is into texting or typing in her own contacts, if she used the voice on the phone in  the options the different modes to capitalize letters, getting to the symbals and numbers is easily done on both these phones, which isn't the case on other models of flip phones. If she's with verizon, here's 4 bit older flip phones that have text to speech  with full read out including the caller id are, the samsung gusto 3, the samsung convoy 4 and the kyozera dura xv. The gusto 3 and the convoy 4 are 3g phones so due to 5 g coming out, the 3 g network will only be in use for another year. It's getting harder to find these phones since depending on these phones, some came out about 3 years ago and some came out 4 years ago, as far as these last 3 phones I'm telling you about. I'm not sure right now if the dura xv is 3 g or 4 g, but I haven't found it in any of the stores lately, but it too has full read out and the caller id. You would most likely be able to find these phones on amazon, and has for the gusto 3, laz sells the gusto 3 for for about $59. If your friend was on t-mobile another bit older phone is the candy bar phone the samsung t-199 which has total read out with the text to speech and the caller id.  The buttons are those rubberized feeling buttons that I find confortable to dial on and you can dell the difference between the keys. The other 2 current phones that I know about that have the text to speech, that I haven't seen yet are the kyozera duramax for sprint and the kyozera dura x e  for at&t, both these phones are the rugged sturdy phones, that I believe are the same as the duraforce for verizon. Soon enough I'll get around to the different stores to check out these 3 phones, the duraforce, the dura x e and the duramax and I'll be able to answer more questions and be able to tell more about these phones. Though from what I understand from both a sales guy at sprint and the sales guy I know at verizon, they do have the full read out text to speech. If anyone knows more about these phones it would be interesting to hear about them.
 
If your friend wants to use consumer cellular There's 2 flip phones, the doro from what I found out only talks the numbers, as far as what I understand so far that it doesn't have full read out for the options and menues to speak. A customer service person from consumer cellular had the doro phone to look at, and she was going through the menues, and as I said the only thing she could see that she could do was turning on the speech to hear the numbers. The voice for the doro was a pleasant male voice. She didn't know for sure if the caller id worked as far as the voice announcing the phone number that was calling. We couldn't test it since neither one of us could call the phone, nor could she call out on that phone.  The other phone is the acatel go flip phone that does have the text to speech. While it talks all the menues and options, when it comes to writing a text message the modes for the symbals such as period, comma and so on and the number mode isn't accessible to get too. You could hold down the pound key to capatilize a letter but the other modes that most likely show up from the pound key don't talk. That would also go for the email area, which does talk, but it's getting to those symbals and numbers when you need them. Unfortunately the talking id doesn't work in this phone, the acatel go flip. Both at&t and T-mobile have available the acatel flip 2, and I don't think the talking id works in those phones either. I had a prepaid acatel flip 2 for a prepaid phone, and I don't remember it having the caller id. I still have the phone but it's not connected now, but I don't think it did. If anyone has questions about any of these phones, I would be happy to answer what I do know, either on the list or off list. My email address is
 
Arlene
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 6:45 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

Not from what I recall from what I've read.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 6:01 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

Dear Gene & List:

Do Jitterbug cell phones offer Speech output?

Brian K. Lingard

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf of Gene
Sent: December 11, 2018 6:32
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

 

Does it have talking caller ID?  I doubt it.

 

Gene

From: Gerald Levy

Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 5:29 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

 

Tell your friend to visit a nearby Best Buy store and check out the
Jitterbug phone.  Jitterbug is now owned by Best Buy, and their in-store
Geek Squad technicians can help your friend get started.

Gerald

On 12/10/2018 8:46 PM, Carolyn Arnold wrote:
> I have an elderly, partially-sighted friend. Her flip phone died, but she needs a replacement. She went to three Wal-Marts and could not find a flip phone that would announce a caller. I suggested that she go to a Verizon store, and she thought she might call Maxi-Aids and Independent Living. She just wants a phone to use as a phone strictly, doesn't even want texting. They told her at Wal-Mart that their only suggestion was an iPhone - like yeah, I'll bet they'd like to have five or six hundred dollars for that phone that would literally overwhelm my poor friend, who lives 1,200 miles from me.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Carolyn
>
> From:main@TechTalk.groups.io  [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf of Victor
> Sent: Monday, December 10, z2018 7:08 PM
> To:main@techtalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phon> It’s good to know that there are android phones that have physical keyboards. It’s good to know that these phones are main stream. I don’t think there’s any need to go with a phone made for the visually impaired if you can get one from a mainstream company. Chances are, you’ll be better off in the long run. Give yourself a chance to learn how to use a phone with a touchscreen. That may be the only choice any of us will have an a few years. I don’t know how long phones with physical keyboard will be around.
>
> Victor
>> On Dec 10, 2018, at 2:41 PM, Carolyn Arnold<4carolyna@...>  wrote:
>>> The ones Olusegun mentioned are more up to date too.
>>
>> Once I finally got used to a touch screen, I would not want a phone
>> with buttons. They seem clumsy now and like they don't react as
>> quickly as the touch pad and text fields on a touch screen. We all
>> have different wants and needs.
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> Carolyn
>>
>>
>> From:main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun -- Victory
>> Associates LTD, Inc.
>> Sent: Monday, December 10, 2018 2:40 PM
>> To:main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone
>>
>> Fanus, whether or not the asking price for Capsys phone is worth its
>> price depends on how much you're willing to pay for it.  If you're
>> happy with a touchscreen device in the mainstream market, keep running
>> with it.  However, if using a smartphone is important to you and you
>> need one that comes with a tactile keypad, then Samsung Folder2 and
>> Blackberry's KeyOne, both in the mainstream market, may be worth
>> looking at.  They are certainly far more cheaper than the Capsys phone
>> and getting tech support if necessary could be a tad easier since
>> these devices are in the mainstream.
>>
>> I've never played ball with any of these devices 'cause I prefer
>> touchscreen devices and have a few of them that I throw against the
>> wall for fun time and time again, yikes, silly me!  I will only settle
>> for the likes of Capsys if I can't seem to find anything in the
>> mainstream market that does what I am trying to accomplish with ease
>> even if there's a slight learning curve.
>> Good luck on the decision-making process and all the very best!
>>
>> Sincerely,
>> Olusegun
>> Denver, Colorado


Re: Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

wayne <greenwood33@...>
 


Carolyn, I'm going to tell you about 3 possibilities of phones that would be just what your friend needs and is looking for. I'm also going to tell about the phones that I know that are available for some other carriers that I know of. Before I tell you about the phones, I just wanted to point out something that we all pretty much know, and that is sometimes the sales people don't know details and can't answer questions about when the speech is on the phone and in some cases they don't even know if it has speech that you can turn on. Though there's some sales people that are a bit more knowledgible, but since they don't use the phones with the speech on there's questions they don't know how to answer and part of that is because they don't use the speech. Now about the phones, if your friend wants to stay with verizon, there's 3 phones currently that are accessible with the text to speech, including the caller id, and the phones are
1. the kyozera cadence flip phone,
2. the kyozera duraforce a bit more rugged flip phone
and 3. the lg exaltflip phone. For some details about the keypads on these phones. The kyozera cadence keypad you can tell the difference between the buttons. In fact on the 5 key there's a dot in the middle of the key, and on the end key there's a dot  on the right side  of the key. The lg exalt keypad keys are easy to tell apart as well, and with the 5 key having a dot on the left site of the key and another dot on the right side of the key and the end key having 2 dots as well, just like the 5 key with 1 dot on the left side of the key and a dot on the right side of the key. Unfortunately I don't have the kyozera duraforce so I can't tell you about the dots on the 5 and end keys on that phone, though it's most likely like the cadence phone. We're planning to go to the verizon store to look at it. All 3 of these phones have the text to speech including the caller id. If your friend is looking to get a prepaid phone with verizon, presently walmart is selling the kyozera phone for $29. We've had the experience before, how chain stores  in one area may not have some of the same products as others, so hopefully your friend's walmart sells the cadence phone as a prepaid phone. I don't know if you could buy a cadence postpaid  phone at walmart which I don't think that they do. If she's interested in verizon postpaid her verizon store would most likely have all 3 phones to look at and purchase, the kyozera cadence, the kyozera duraforce and the lg exalt. Now for some accessibility details, besides the text to speech, in the accessibility area on the cadence phone, I found the setting for fant size, so one can adjust the print size, and in the acessibility area of the exalt it's called larger text that you would go into adjust the print. In the accessibility area on both phones, it has the tty mode, and the hearing aid mode as well. If your friend is into texting or typing in her own contacts, if she used the voice on the phone in  the options the different modes to capitalize letters, getting to the symbals and numbers is easily done on both these phones, which isn't the case on other models of flip phones. If she's with verizon, here's 4 bit older flip phones that have text to speech  with full read out including the caller id are, the samsung gusto 3, the samsung convoy 4 and the kyozera dura xv. The gusto 3 and the convoy 4 are 3g phones so due to 5 g coming out, the 3 g network will only be in use for another year. It's getting harder to find these phones since depending on these phones, some came out about 3 years ago and some came out 4 years ago, as far as these last 3 phones I'm telling you about. I'm not sure right now if the dura xv is 3 g or 4 g, but I haven't found it in any of the stores lately, but it too has full read out and the caller id. You would most likely be able to find these phones on amazon, and has for the gusto 3, laz sells the gusto 3 for for about $59. If your friend was on t-mobile another bit older phone is the candy bar phone the samsung t-199 which has total read out with the text to speech and the caller id.  The buttons are those rubberized feeling buttons that I find confortable to dial on and you can dell the difference between the keys. The other 2 current phones that I know about that have the text to speech, that I haven't seen yet are the kyozera duramax for sprint and the kyozera dura x e  for at&t, both these phones are the rugged sturdy phones, that I believe are the same as the duraforce for verizon. Soon enough I'll get around to the different stores to check out these 3 phones, the duraforce, the dura x e and the duramax and I'll be able to answer more questions and be able to tell more about these phones. Though from what I understand from both a sales guy at sprint and the sales guy I know at verizon, they do have the full read out text to speech. If anyone knows more about these phones it would be interesting to hear about them.
 
If your friend wants to use consumer cellular There's 2 flip phones, the doro from what I found out only talks the numbers, as far as what I understand so far that it doesn't have full read out for the options and menues to speak. A customer service person from consumer cellular had the doro phone to look at, and she was going through the menues, and as I said the only thing she could see that she could do was turning on the speech to hear the numbers. The voice for the doro was a pleasant male voice. She didn't know for sure if the caller id worked as far as the voice announcing the phone number that was calling. We couldn't test it since neither one of us could call the phone, nor could she call out on that phone.  The other phone is the acatel go flip phone that does have the text to speech. While it talks all the menues and options, when it comes to writing a text message the modes for the symbals such as period, comma and so on and the number mode isn't accessible to get too. You could hold down the pound key to capatilize a letter but the other modes that most likely show up from the pound key don't talk. That would also go for the email area, which does talk, but it's getting to those symbals and numbers when you need them. Unfortunately the talking id doesn't work in this phone, the acatel go flip. Both at&t and T-mobile have available the acatel flip 2, and I don't think the talking id works in those phones either. I had a prepaid acatel flip 2 for a prepaid phone, and I don't remember it having the caller id. I still have the phone but it's not connected now, but I don't think it did. If anyone has questions about any of these phones, I would be happy to answer what I do know, either on the list or off list. My email address is
 
Arlene
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 6:45 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

Not from what I recall from what I've read.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 6:01 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

Dear Gene & List:

Do Jitterbug cell phones offer Speech output?

Brian K. Lingard

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf of Gene
Sent: December 11, 2018 6:32
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

 

Does it have talking caller ID?  I doubt it.

 

Gene

From: Gerald Levy

Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 5:29 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

 

Tell your friend to visit a nearby Best Buy store and check out the
Jitterbug phone.  Jitterbug is now owned by Best Buy, and their in-store
Geek Squad technicians can help your friend get started.

Gerald

On 12/10/2018 8:46 PM, Carolyn Arnold wrote:
> I have an elderly, partially-sighted friend. Her flip phone died, but she needs a replacement. She went to three Wal-Marts and could not find a flip phone that would announce a caller. I suggested that she go to a Verizon store, and she thought she might call Maxi-Aids and Independent Living. She just wants a phone to use as a phone strictly, doesn't even want texting. They told her at Wal-Mart that their only suggestion was an iPhone - like yeah, I'll bet they'd like to have five or six hundred dollars for that phone that would literally overwhelm my poor friend, who lives 1,200 miles from me.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Carolyn
>
> From:main@TechTalk.groups.io  [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf of Victor
> Sent: Monday, December 10, z2018 7:08 PM
> To:main@techtalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phon> It’s good to know that there are android phones that have physical keyboards. It’s good to know that these phones are main stream. I don’t think there’s any need to go with a phone made for the visually impaired if you can get one from a mainstream company. Chances are, you’ll be better off in the long run. Give yourself a chance to learn how to use a phone with a touchscreen. That may be the only choice any of us will have an a few years. I don’t know how long phones with physical keyboard will be around.
>
> Victor
>> On Dec 10, 2018, at 2:41 PM, Carolyn Arnold<4carolyna@...>  wrote:
>>> The ones Olusegun mentioned are more up to date too.
>>
>> Once I finally got used to a touch screen, I would not want a phone
>> with buttons. They seem clumsy now and like they don't react as
>> quickly as the touch pad and text fields on a touch screen. We all
>> have different wants and needs.
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> Carolyn
>>
>>
>> From:main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun -- Victory
>> Associates LTD, Inc.
>> Sent: Monday, December 10, 2018 2:40 PM
>> To:main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone
>>
>> Fanus, whether or not the asking price for Capsys phone is worth its
>> price depends on how much you're willing to pay for it.  If you're
>> happy with a touchscreen device in the mainstream market, keep running
>> with it.  However, if using a smartphone is important to you and you
>> need one that comes with a tactile keypad, then Samsung Folder2 and
>> Blackberry's KeyOne, both in the mainstream market, may be worth
>> looking at.  They are certainly far more cheaper than the Capsys phone
>> and getting tech support if necessary could be a tad easier since
>> these devices are in the mainstream.
>>
>> I've never played ball with any of these devices 'cause I prefer
>> touchscreen devices and have a few of them that I throw against the
>> wall for fun time and time again, yikes, silly me!  I will only settle
>> for the likes of Capsys if I can't seem to find anything in the
>> mainstream market that does what I am trying to accomplish with ease
>> even if there's a slight learning curve.
>> Good luck on the decision-making process and all the very best!
>>
>> Sincerely,
>> Olusegun
>> Denver, Colorado


Is there a iTunes downloader for the iPhone eight plus

Amber Gilmore
 

I was wanting to download iTunes files on my iPhone i didn’t no if there was a downloader for the iPhone amber


Last week's Hadley call in on assistive devices?

Vicky Vaughan
 

Hello, Last week I was not able to attend, since the room was already full.  Does anyone want to comment what they remember?  Will there be a podcast of it?

 

Thanks much!

 

Sincerely, Vicky


Virus-free. www.avg.com


unhiding folders in windows 10

Troy Burnham
 

Hi all,


How do I unhide folders in windows 10?  I need to get to the AppData folder and it seems to be hidden.


Thanks.


Troy


gopro accessibility

dan kysor <dankysor@...>
 

Just wondering if anyone here knows if a blind person can use a gopro and if so, are there models better than others?

thx


Re: Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

Onwardbob
 

Hi, came in late, but how about the Gusto 3. It has full voice readout, caller ID and actual buttons.

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 5:37 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone




I am very skeptical about Kapsys, a relatively littel-known start-up company whose phones seem overpriced for what they offer. Since their products are aimed at a small, niche market, their long-term viability isquestionable. Remember Odin Mobiel, a similar company whose mission was to offer accessible, blind-friendly cell phones? How did that work out? Where are they now? How many blind consumers got stuck with their products? Unfortunately, it may simply not be possible to find a basic, affordable cell phone that offers both a tactile keypad and talking caller ID. But to me, it is important for someone who is not tech savvy to be able to handle a cell phone that he/she isinterested in before actually buying it. Obviously, this is not possible with the Kapsys phones, which, at present, are not sold through major retailers like Target, Walmart,Best Buy or Costco. So if you shell out $900 for a Smart Visions 2 phone, and Kapsys goes belly up like Odin Mobile, you're totally screwed.





Gerald








On 12/11/2018 7:47 AM, Gene wrote:


They appeal to seniors who don't have enough vision loss to make the phone not properly accessible. The question is, are there phones that serve those who are in that category?

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Gerald Levy <mailto:bwaylimited@...>
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 6:18 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone





No, I don't think Jitterbug phones offer speech output. But they are designed to be "ssenior friendly", wwith large, tactile buttons and other features designed to appeal to seniors or others who are not tech savvy or do not want a traditional touchscreen smart phone.





https://www.greatcall.com/phones







Gerald








On 12/11/2018 7:01 AM, Brian K. Lingard wrote:


Dear Gene & List:

Do Jitterbug cell phones offer Speech output?

Brian K. Lingard



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf of Gene
Sent: December 11, 2018 6:32
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone



Does it have talking caller ID? I doubt it.



Gene

From: Gerald Levy <mailto:bwaylimited@...>

Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 5:29 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone



Tell your friend to visit a nearby Best Buy store and check out the
Jitterbug phone. Jitterbug is now owned by Best Buy, and their in-store
Geek Squad technicians can help your friend get started.

Gerald

On 12/10/2018 8:46 PM, Carolyn Arnold wrote:
> I have an elderly, partially-sighted friend. Her flip phone died, but she needs a replacement. She went to three Wal-Marts and could not find a flip phone that would announce a caller. I suggested that she go to a Verizon store, and she thought she might call Maxi-Aids and Independent Living. She just wants a phone to use as a phone strictly, doesn't even want texting. They told her at Wal-Mart that their only suggestion was an iPhone - like yeah, I'll bet they'd like to have five or six hundred dollars for that phone that would literally overwhelm my poor friend, who lives 1,200 miles from me.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Carolyn
>
> From:main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf of Victor
> Sent: Monday, December 10, z2018 7:08 PM
> To:main@techtalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phon> It’s good to know that there are android phones that have physical keyboards. It’s good to know that these phones are main stream. I don’t think there’s any need to go with a phone made for the visually impaired if you can get one from a mainstream company. Chances are, you’ll be better off in the long run. Give yourself a chance to learn how to use a phone with a touchscreen. That may be the only choice any of us will have an a few years. I don’t know how long phones with physical keyboard will be around.
>
> Victor
>> On Dec 10, 2018, at 2:41 PM, Carolyn Arnold<4carolyna@...> wrote:
>>> The ones Olusegun mentioned are more up to date too.
>>
>> Once I finally got used to a touch screen, I would not want a phone
>> with buttons. They seem clumsy now and like they don't react as
>> quickly as the touch pad and text fields on a touch screen. We all
>> have different wants and needs.
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> Carolyn
>>
>>
>> From:main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun -- Victory
>> Associates LTD, Inc.
>> Sent: Monday, December 10, 2018 2:40 PM
>> To:main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone
>>
>> Fanus, whether or not the asking price for Capsys phone is worth its
>> price depends on how much you're willing to pay for it. If you're
>> happy with a touchscreen device in the mainstream market, keep running
>> with it. However, if using a smartphone is important to you and you
>> need one that comes with a tactile keypad, then Samsung Folder2 and
>> Blackberry's KeyOne, both in the mainstream market, may be worth
>> looking at. They are certainly far more cheaper than the Capsys phone
>> and getting tech support if necessary could be a tad easier since
>> these devices are in the mainstream.
>>
>> I've never played ball with any of these devices 'cause I prefer
>> touchscreen devices and have a few of them that I throw against the
>> wall for fun time and time again, yikes, silly me! I will only settle
>> for the likes of Capsys if I can't seem to find anything in the
>> mainstream market that does what I am trying to accomplish with ease
>> even if there's a slight learning curve.
>> Good luck on the decision-making process and all the very best!
>>
>> Sincerely,
>> Olusegun
>> Denver, Colorado
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Re: Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

Gary Greico
 

Kapsys has caller id, hello I have one.

On 11-Dec-18 9:16 AM, Lenron wrote:
Hmm I agree with you on this, but that's because if I am going to
spend that price on a phone. I am going to get something that does
everything, and comes from a company that I know is good.

On 12/11/18, Gerald Levy <bwaylimited@...> wrote:
A slight correction.  Kapsys phones are sold through Irie-AT, a
relatively unknown online company that sells products for the blind from
other, relatively unknown companies.  They are certainly not as
well-known in the blindness community as ILA, Maxi-Aids, AT Guys  and
LS&S Products.  And although their Kapsys Smart Vision 2 phone may sound
like the greatest invention since sliced bread, it is hard to justify
spending $900 for a phone made by an obscure manufacturer that is sold
by an equally obscure online  merchant who may or may not be around when
you need help or tech support.  Caveat emptor.


Gerald



On 12/11/2018 8:36 AM, Gerald Levy wrote:

I am very skeptical about Kapsys, a relatively littel-known start-up
company whose phones seem overpriced for what they offer.  Since their
products are aimed at a small, niche market, their long-term viability
isquestionable.  Remember Odin Mobiel, a similar company whose mission
was to offer accessible, blind-friendly cell phones?  How did that
work out? Where are they now?  How many blind consumers got stuck with
their products?  Unfortunately, it may simply not be possible to find
a basic, affordable cell phone that offers both a tactile keypad and
talking caller ID.  But to me, it is important for someone who is not
tech savvy to be able to handle a cell phone that he/she isinterested
in before actually buying it.   Obviously, this is not possible with
the Kapsys phones, which, at present, are not sold through major
retailers like Target, Walmart,Best Buy or Costco. So if you shell out
$900 for a Smart Visions 2 phone, and Kapsys goes belly up like Odin
Mobile, you're totally screwed.


Gerald



On 12/11/2018 7:47 AM, Gene wrote:
They appeal to seniors who don't have enough vision loss to make the
phone not properly accessible.  The question is, are there phones
that serve those who are in that category?
Gene
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Gerald Levy <mailto:bwaylimited@...>
*Sent:* Tuesday, December 11, 2018 6:18 AM
*To:* main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone


No, I don't think Jitterbug phones offer speech output.  But they are
designed to be "ssenior friendly", wwith large, tactile buttons and
other features designed to appeal to seniors or others who are not
tech savvy or do not want a traditional touchscreen smart phone.


https://www.greatcall.com/phones



Gerald



On 12/11/2018 7:01 AM, Brian K. Lingard wrote:
Dear Gene & List:

Do Jitterbug cell phones offer Speech output?

Brian K. Lingard

*From:*main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> *On Behalf
of *Gene
*Sent:* December 11, 2018 6:32
*To:* main@TechTalk.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

Does it have talking caller ID?  I doubt it.

Gene

*From:*Gerald Levy <mailto:bwaylimited@...>

*Sent:*Tuesday, December 11, 2018 5:29 AM

*To:*main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

*Subject:*Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

Tell your friend to visit a nearby Best Buy store and check out the
Jitterbug phone.  Jitterbug is now owned by Best Buy, and their
in-store
Geek Squad technicians can help your friend get started.

Gerald

On 12/10/2018 8:46 PM, Carolyn Arnold wrote:
I have an elderly, partially-sighted friend. Her flip phone died,
but she needs a replacement. She went to three Wal-Marts and could
not find a flip phone that would announce a caller. I suggested that
she go to a Verizon store, and she thought she might call Maxi-Aids
and Independent Living. She just wants a phone to use as a phone
strictly, doesn't even want texting. They told her at Wal-Mart that
their only suggestion was an iPhone - like yeah, I'll bet they'd
like to have five or six hundred dollars for that phone that would
literally overwhelm my poor friend, who lives 1,200 miles from me.
Best regards,

Carolyn

From:main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf of Victor
Sent: Monday, December 10, z2018 7:08 PM
To:main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phon> It’s good
to know that there are android phones that have physical keyboards.
It’s good to know that these phones are main stream. I don’t think
there’s any need to go with a phone made for the visually impaired
if you can get one from a mainstream company. Chances are, you’ll be
better off in the long run. Give yourself a chance to learn how to
use a phone with a touchscreen. That may be the only choice any of
us will have an a few years. I don’t know how long phones with
physical keyboard will be around.
Victor
On Dec 10, 2018, at 2:41 PM, Carolyn
Arnold<4carolyna@... <mailto:4carolyna@...>>
wrote:
The ones Olusegun mentioned are more up to date too.
Once I finally got used to a touch screen, I would not want a phone
with buttons. They seem clumsy now and like they don't react as
quickly as the touch pad and text fields on a touch screen. We all
have different wants and needs.

Best regards,

Carolyn


From:main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun -- Victory
Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2018 2:40 PM
To:main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

Fanus, whether or not the asking price for Capsys phone is worth its
price depends on how much you're willing to pay for it.  If you're
happy with a touchscreen device in the mainstream market, keep
running
with it.  However, if using a smartphone is important to you and you
need one that comes with a tactile keypad, then Samsung Folder2 and
Blackberry's KeyOne, both in the mainstream market, may be worth
looking at.  They are certainly far more cheaper than the Capsys
phone
and getting tech support if necessary could be a tad easier since
these devices are in the mainstream.

I've never played ball with any of these devices 'cause I prefer
touchscreen devices and have a few of them that I throw against the
wall for fun time and time again, yikes, silly me!  I will only
settle
for the likes of Capsys if I can't seem to find anything in the
mainstream market that does what I am trying to accomplish with ease
even if there's a slight learning curve.
Good luck on the decision-making process and all the very best!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado
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Amber Gilmore
 

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Re: Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

Lenron
 

Hmm I agree with you on this, but that's because if I am going to
spend that price on a phone. I am going to get something that does
everything, and comes from a company that I know is good.

On 12/11/18, Gerald Levy <bwaylimited@...> wrote:

A slight correction.  Kapsys phones are sold through Irie-AT, a
relatively unknown online company that sells products for the blind from
other, relatively unknown companies.  They are certainly not as
well-known in the blindness community as ILA, Maxi-Aids, AT Guys  and
LS&S Products.  And although their Kapsys Smart Vision 2 phone may sound
like the greatest invention since sliced bread, it is hard to justify
spending $900 for a phone made by an obscure manufacturer that is sold
by an equally obscure online  merchant who may or may not be around when
you need help or tech support.  Caveat emptor.


Gerald



On 12/11/2018 8:36 AM, Gerald Levy wrote:


I am very skeptical about Kapsys, a relatively littel-known start-up
company whose phones seem overpriced for what they offer.  Since their
products are aimed at a small, niche market, their long-term viability
isquestionable.  Remember Odin Mobiel, a similar company whose mission
was to offer accessible, blind-friendly cell phones?  How did that
work out? Where are they now?  How many blind consumers got stuck with
their products?  Unfortunately, it may simply not be possible to find
a basic, affordable cell phone that offers both a tactile keypad and
talking caller ID.  But to me, it is important for someone who is not
tech savvy to be able to handle a cell phone that he/she isinterested
in before actually buying it.   Obviously, this is not possible with
the Kapsys phones, which, at present, are not sold through major
retailers like Target, Walmart,Best Buy or Costco. So if you shell out
$900 for a Smart Visions 2 phone, and Kapsys goes belly up like Odin
Mobile, you're totally screwed.


Gerald



On 12/11/2018 7:47 AM, Gene wrote:
They appeal to seniors who don't have enough vision loss to make the
phone not properly accessible.  The question is, are there phones
that serve those who are in that category?
Gene
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Gerald Levy <mailto:bwaylimited@...>
*Sent:* Tuesday, December 11, 2018 6:18 AM
*To:* main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone


No, I don't think Jitterbug phones offer speech output.  But they are
designed to be "ssenior friendly", wwith large, tactile buttons and
other features designed to appeal to seniors or others who are not
tech savvy or do not want a traditional touchscreen smart phone.


https://www.greatcall.com/phones



Gerald



On 12/11/2018 7:01 AM, Brian K. Lingard wrote:

Dear Gene & List:

Do Jitterbug cell phones offer Speech output?

Brian K. Lingard

*From:*main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> *On Behalf
of *Gene
*Sent:* December 11, 2018 6:32
*To:* main@TechTalk.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

Does it have talking caller ID?  I doubt it.

Gene

*From:*Gerald Levy <mailto:bwaylimited@...>

*Sent:*Tuesday, December 11, 2018 5:29 AM

*To:*main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

*Subject:*Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

Tell your friend to visit a nearby Best Buy store and check out the
Jitterbug phone.  Jitterbug is now owned by Best Buy, and their
in-store
Geek Squad technicians can help your friend get started.

Gerald

On 12/10/2018 8:46 PM, Carolyn Arnold wrote:
I have an elderly, partially-sighted friend. Her flip phone died,
but she needs a replacement. She went to three Wal-Marts and could
not find a flip phone that would announce a caller. I suggested that
she go to a Verizon store, and she thought she might call Maxi-Aids
and Independent Living. She just wants a phone to use as a phone
strictly, doesn't even want texting. They told her at Wal-Mart that
their only suggestion was an iPhone - like yeah, I'll bet they'd
like to have five or six hundred dollars for that phone that would
literally overwhelm my poor friend, who lives 1,200 miles from me.

Best regards,

Carolyn

From:main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf of Victor
Sent: Monday, December 10, z2018 7:08 PM
To:main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phon> It’s good
to know that there are android phones that have physical keyboards.
It’s good to know that these phones are main stream. I don’t think
there’s any need to go with a phone made for the visually impaired
if you can get one from a mainstream company. Chances are, you’ll be
better off in the long run. Give yourself a chance to learn how to
use a phone with a touchscreen. That may be the only choice any of
us will have an a few years. I don’t know how long phones with
physical keyboard will be around.

Victor
On Dec 10, 2018, at 2:41 PM, Carolyn
Arnold<4carolyna@... <mailto:4carolyna@...>>
wrote:
The ones Olusegun mentioned are more up to date too.
Once I finally got used to a touch screen, I would not want a phone
with buttons. They seem clumsy now and like they don't react as
quickly as the touch pad and text fields on a touch screen. We all
have different wants and needs.

Best regards,

Carolyn


From:main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun -- Victory
Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2018 2:40 PM
To:main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

Fanus, whether or not the asking price for Capsys phone is worth its
price depends on how much you're willing to pay for it.  If you're
happy with a touchscreen device in the mainstream market, keep
running
with it.  However, if using a smartphone is important to you and you
need one that comes with a tactile keypad, then Samsung Folder2 and
Blackberry's KeyOne, both in the mainstream market, may be worth
looking at.  They are certainly far more cheaper than the Capsys
phone
and getting tech support if necessary could be a tad easier since
these devices are in the mainstream.

I've never played ball with any of these devices 'cause I prefer
touchscreen devices and have a few of them that I throw against the
wall for fun time and time again, yikes, silly me!  I will only
settle
for the likes of Capsys if I can't seem to find anything in the
mainstream market that does what I am trying to accomplish with ease
even if there's a slight learning curve.
Good luck on the decision-making process and all the very best!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado
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Cell: 985-271-2832
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Re: Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

Gerald Levy
 


A slight correction.  Kapsys phones are sold through Irie-AT, a relatively unknown online company that sells products for the blind from other, relatively unknown companies.  They are certainly not as well-known in the blindness community as ILA, Maxi-Aids, AT Guys  and LS&S Products.  And although their Kapsys Smart Vision 2 phone may sound like the greatest invention since sliced bread, it is hard to justify spending $900 for a phone made by an obscure manufacturer that is sold by an equally obscure online  merchant who may or may not be around when you need help or tech support.  Caveat emptor.  


Gerald



On 12/11/2018 8:36 AM, Gerald Levy wrote:


I am very skeptical about Kapsys, a relatively littel-known start-up company whose phones seem overpriced for what they offer.  Since their products are aimed at a small, niche market, their long-term viability isquestionable.  Remember Odin Mobiel, a similar company whose mission was to offer accessible, blind-friendly cell phones?  How did that work out? Where are they now?  How many blind consumers got stuck with their products?  Unfortunately, it may simply not be possible to find a basic, affordable cell phone that offers both a tactile keypad and talking caller ID.  But to me, it is important for someone who is not tech savvy to be able to handle a cell phone that he/she isinterested in before actually buying it.   Obviously, this is not possible with the Kapsys phones, which, at present, are not sold through major retailers like Target, Walmart,Best Buy or Costco. So if you shell out $900 for a Smart Visions 2 phone, and Kapsys goes belly up like Odin Mobile, you're totally screwed.   


Gerald



On 12/11/2018 7:47 AM, Gene wrote:
They appeal to seniors who don't have enough vision loss to make the phone not properly accessible.  The question is, are there phones that serve those who are in that category? 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 6:18 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone


No, I don't think Jitterbug phones offer speech output.  But they are designed to be "ssenior friendly", wwith large, tactile buttons and other features designed to appeal to seniors or others who are not tech savvy or do not want a traditional touchscreen smart phone. 


https://www.greatcall.com/phones



Gerald



On 12/11/2018 7:01 AM, Brian K. Lingard wrote:

Dear Gene & List:

Do Jitterbug cell phones offer Speech output?

Brian K. Lingard

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf of Gene
Sent: December 11, 2018 6:32
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

 

Does it have talking caller ID?  I doubt it.

 

Gene

From: Gerald Levy

Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 5:29 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

 

Tell your friend to visit a nearby Best Buy store and check out the
Jitterbug phone.  Jitterbug is now owned by Best Buy, and their in-store
Geek Squad technicians can help your friend get started.

Gerald

On 12/10/2018 8:46 PM, Carolyn Arnold wrote:
> I have an elderly, partially-sighted friend. Her flip phone died, but she needs a replacement. She went to three Wal-Marts and could not find a flip phone that would announce a caller. I suggested that she go to a Verizon store, and she thought she might call Maxi-Aids and Independent Living. She just wants a phone to use as a phone strictly, doesn't even want texting. They told her at Wal-Mart that their only suggestion was an iPhone - like yeah, I'll bet they'd like to have five or six hundred dollars for that phone that would literally overwhelm my poor friend, who lives 1,200 miles from me.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Carolyn
>
> From:main@TechTalk.groups.io  [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf of Victor
> Sent: Monday, December 10, z2018 7:08 PM
> To:main@techtalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phon> It’s good to know that there are android phones that have physical keyboards. It’s good to know that these phones are main stream. I don’t think there’s any need to go with a phone made for the visually impaired if you can get one from a mainstream company. Chances are, you’ll be better off in the long run. Give yourself a chance to learn how to use a phone with a touchscreen. That may be the only choice any of us will have an a few years. I don’t know how long phones with physical keyboard will be around.
>
> Victor
>> On Dec 10, 2018, at 2:41 PM, Carolyn Arnold<4carolyna@...>  wrote:
>>> The ones Olusegun mentioned are more up to date too.
>>
>> Once I finally got used to a touch screen, I would not want a phone
>> with buttons. They seem clumsy now and like they don't react as
>> quickly as the touch pad and text fields on a touch screen. We all
>> have different wants and needs.
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> Carolyn
>>
>>
>> From:main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun -- Victory
>> Associates LTD, Inc.
>> Sent: Monday, December 10, 2018 2:40 PM
>> To:main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone
>>
>> Fanus, whether or not the asking price for Capsys phone is worth its
>> price depends on how much you're willing to pay for it.  If you're
>> happy with a touchscreen device in the mainstream market, keep running
>> with it.  However, if using a smartphone is important to you and you
>> need one that comes with a tactile keypad, then Samsung Folder2 and
>> Blackberry's KeyOne, both in the mainstream market, may be worth
>> looking at.  They are certainly far more cheaper than the Capsys phone
>> and getting tech support if necessary could be a tad easier since
>> these devices are in the mainstream.
>>
>> I've never played ball with any of these devices 'cause I prefer
>> touchscreen devices and have a few of them that I throw against the
>> wall for fun time and time again, yikes, silly me!  I will only settle
>> for the likes of Capsys if I can't seem to find anything in the
>> mainstream market that does what I am trying to accomplish with ease
>> even if there's a slight learning curve.
>> Good luck on the decision-making process and all the very best!
>>
>> Sincerely,
>> Olusegun
>> Denver, Colorado
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Re: Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

Gerald Levy
 


I am very skeptical about Kapsys, a relatively littel-known start-up company whose phones seem overpriced for what they offer.  Since their products are aimed at a small, niche market, their long-term viability isquestionable.  Remember Odin Mobiel, a similar company whose mission was to offer accessible, blind-friendly cell phones?  How did that work out? Where are they now?  How many blind consumers got stuck with their products?  Unfortunately, it may simply not be possible to find a basic, affordable cell phone that offers both a tactile keypad and talking caller ID.  But to me, it is important for someone who is not tech savvy to be able to handle a cell phone that he/she isinterested in before actually buying it.   Obviously, this is not possible with the Kapsys phones, which, at present, are not sold through major retailers like Target, Walmart,Best Buy or Costco. So if you shell out $900 for a Smart Visions 2 phone, and Kapsys goes belly up like Odin Mobile, you're totally screwed.   


Gerald



On 12/11/2018 7:47 AM, Gene wrote:
They appeal to seniors who don't have enough vision loss to make the phone not properly accessible.  The question is, are there phones that serve those who are in that category? 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 6:18 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone


No, I don't think Jitterbug phones offer speech output.  But they are designed to be "ssenior friendly", wwith large, tactile buttons and other features designed to appeal to seniors or others who are not tech savvy or do not want a traditional touchscreen smart phone. 


https://www.greatcall.com/phones



Gerald



On 12/11/2018 7:01 AM, Brian K. Lingard wrote:

Dear Gene & List:

Do Jitterbug cell phones offer Speech output?

Brian K. Lingard

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf of Gene
Sent: December 11, 2018 6:32
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

 

Does it have talking caller ID?  I doubt it.

 

Gene

From: Gerald Levy

Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 5:29 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

 

Tell your friend to visit a nearby Best Buy store and check out the
Jitterbug phone.  Jitterbug is now owned by Best Buy, and their in-store
Geek Squad technicians can help your friend get started.

Gerald

On 12/10/2018 8:46 PM, Carolyn Arnold wrote:
> I have an elderly, partially-sighted friend. Her flip phone died, but she needs a replacement. She went to three Wal-Marts and could not find a flip phone that would announce a caller. I suggested that she go to a Verizon store, and she thought she might call Maxi-Aids and Independent Living. She just wants a phone to use as a phone strictly, doesn't even want texting. They told her at Wal-Mart that their only suggestion was an iPhone - like yeah, I'll bet they'd like to have five or six hundred dollars for that phone that would literally overwhelm my poor friend, who lives 1,200 miles from me.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Carolyn
>
> From:main@TechTalk.groups.io  [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf of Victor
> Sent: Monday, December 10, z2018 7:08 PM
> To:main@techtalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phon> It’s good to know that there are android phones that have physical keyboards. It’s good to know that these phones are main stream. I don’t think there’s any need to go with a phone made for the visually impaired if you can get one from a mainstream company. Chances are, you’ll be better off in the long run. Give yourself a chance to learn how to use a phone with a touchscreen. That may be the only choice any of us will have an a few years. I don’t know how long phones with physical keyboard will be around.
>
> Victor
>> On Dec 10, 2018, at 2:41 PM, Carolyn Arnold<4carolyna@...>  wrote:
>>> The ones Olusegun mentioned are more up to date too.
>>
>> Once I finally got used to a touch screen, I would not want a phone
>> with buttons. They seem clumsy now and like they don't react as
>> quickly as the touch pad and text fields on a touch screen. We all
>> have different wants and needs.
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> Carolyn
>>
>>
>> From:main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun -- Victory
>> Associates LTD, Inc.
>> Sent: Monday, December 10, 2018 2:40 PM
>> To:main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone
>>
>> Fanus, whether or not the asking price for Capsys phone is worth its
>> price depends on how much you're willing to pay for it.  If you're
>> happy with a touchscreen device in the mainstream market, keep running
>> with it.  However, if using a smartphone is important to you and you
>> need one that comes with a tactile keypad, then Samsung Folder2 and
>> Blackberry's KeyOne, both in the mainstream market, may be worth
>> looking at.  They are certainly far more cheaper than the Capsys phone
>> and getting tech support if necessary could be a tad easier since
>> these devices are in the mainstream.
>>
>> I've never played ball with any of these devices 'cause I prefer
>> touchscreen devices and have a few of them that I throw against the
>> wall for fun time and time again, yikes, silly me!  I will only settle
>> for the likes of Capsys if I can't seem to find anything in the
>> mainstream market that does what I am trying to accomplish with ease
>> even if there's a slight learning curve.
>> Good luck on the decision-making process and all the very best!
>>
>> Sincerely,
>> Olusegun
>> Denver, Colorado
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Re: Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

Gene
 

They appeal to seniors who don't have enough vision loss to make the phone not properly accessible.  The question is, are there phones that serve those who are in that category? 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 6:18 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone


No, I don't think Jitterbug phones offer speech output.  But they are designed to be "ssenior friendly", wwith large, tactile buttons and other features designed to appeal to seniors or others who are not tech savvy or do not want a traditional touchscreen smart phone. 


https://www.greatcall.com/phones



Gerald



On 12/11/2018 7:01 AM, Brian K. Lingard wrote:

Dear Gene & List:

Do Jitterbug cell phones offer Speech output?

Brian K. Lingard

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf of Gene
Sent: December 11, 2018 6:32
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

 

Does it have talking caller ID?  I doubt it.

 

Gene

From: Gerald Levy

Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 5:29 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

 

Tell your friend to visit a nearby Best Buy store and check out the
Jitterbug phone.  Jitterbug is now owned by Best Buy, and their in-store
Geek Squad technicians can help your friend get started.

Gerald

On 12/10/2018 8:46 PM, Carolyn Arnold wrote:
> I have an elderly, partially-sighted friend. Her flip phone died, but she needs a replacement. She went to three Wal-Marts and could not find a flip phone that would announce a caller. I suggested that she go to a Verizon store, and she thought she might call Maxi-Aids and Independent Living. She just wants a phone to use as a phone strictly, doesn't even want texting. They told her at Wal-Mart that their only suggestion was an iPhone - like yeah, I'll bet they'd like to have five or six hundred dollars for that phone that would literally overwhelm my poor friend, who lives 1,200 miles from me.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Carolyn
>
> From:main@TechTalk.groups.io  [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf of Victor
> Sent: Monday, December 10, z2018 7:08 PM
> To:main@techtalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phon> It’s good to know that there are android phones that have physical keyboards. It’s good to know that these phones are main stream. I don’t think there’s any need to go with a phone made for the visually impaired if you can get one from a mainstream company. Chances are, you’ll be better off in the long run. Give yourself a chance to learn how to use a phone with a touchscreen. That may be the only choice any of us will have an a few years. I don’t know how long phones with physical keyboard will be around.
>
> Victor
>> On Dec 10, 2018, at 2:41 PM, Carolyn Arnold<4carolyna@...>  wrote:
>>> The ones Olusegun mentioned are more up to date too.
>>
>> Once I finally got used to a touch screen, I would not want a phone
>> with buttons. They seem clumsy now and like they don't react as
>> quickly as the touch pad and text fields on a touch screen. We all
>> have different wants and needs.
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> Carolyn
>>
>>
>> From:main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun -- Victory
>> Associates LTD, Inc.
>> Sent: Monday, December 10, 2018 2:40 PM
>> To:main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone
>>
>> Fanus, whether or not the asking price for Capsys phone is worth its
>> price depends on how much you're willing to pay for it.  If you're
>> happy with a touchscreen device in the mainstream market, keep running
>> with it.  However, if using a smartphone is important to you and you
>> need one that comes with a tactile keypad, then Samsung Folder2 and
>> Blackberry's KeyOne, both in the mainstream market, may be worth
>> looking at.  They are certainly far more cheaper than the Capsys phone
>> and getting tech support if necessary could be a tad easier since
>> these devices are in the mainstream.
>>
>> I've never played ball with any of these devices 'cause I prefer
>> touchscreen devices and have a few of them that I throw against the
>> wall for fun time and time again, yikes, silly me!  I will only settle
>> for the likes of Capsys if I can't seem to find anything in the
>> mainstream market that does what I am trying to accomplish with ease
>> even if there's a slight learning curve.
>> Good luck on the decision-making process and all the very best!
>>
>> Sincerely,
>> Olusegun
>> Denver, Colorado
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Re: Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

Gene
 

Not from what I recall from what I've read.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 6:01 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

Dear Gene & List:

Do Jitterbug cell phones offer Speech output?

Brian K. Lingard

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf of Gene
Sent: December 11, 2018 6:32
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

 

Does it have talking caller ID?  I doubt it.

 

Gene

From: Gerald Levy

Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 5:29 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

 

Tell your friend to visit a nearby Best Buy store and check out the
Jitterbug phone.  Jitterbug is now owned by Best Buy, and their in-store
Geek Squad technicians can help your friend get started.

Gerald

On 12/10/2018 8:46 PM, Carolyn Arnold wrote:
> I have an elderly, partially-sighted friend. Her flip phone died, but she needs a replacement. She went to three Wal-Marts and could not find a flip phone that would announce a caller. I suggested that she go to a Verizon store, and she thought she might call Maxi-Aids and Independent Living. She just wants a phone to use as a phone strictly, doesn't even want texting. They told her at Wal-Mart that their only suggestion was an iPhone - like yeah, I'll bet they'd like to have five or six hundred dollars for that phone that would literally overwhelm my poor friend, who lives 1,200 miles from me.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Carolyn
>
> From:main@TechTalk.groups.io  [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf of Victor
> Sent: Monday, December 10, z2018 7:08 PM
> To:main@techtalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phon> It’s good to know that there are android phones that have physical keyboards. It’s good to know that these phones are main stream. I don’t think there’s any need to go with a phone made for the visually impaired if you can get one from a mainstream company. Chances are, you’ll be better off in the long run. Give yourself a chance to learn how to use a phone with a touchscreen. That may be the only choice any of us will have an a few years. I don’t know how long phones with physical keyboard will be around.
>
> Victor
>> On Dec 10, 2018, at 2:41 PM, Carolyn Arnold<4carolyna@...>  wrote:
>>> The ones Olusegun mentioned are more up to date too.
>>
>> Once I finally got used to a touch screen, I would not want a phone
>> with buttons. They seem clumsy now and like they don't react as
>> quickly as the touch pad and text fields on a touch screen. We all
>> have different wants and needs.
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> Carolyn
>>
>>
>> From:main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun -- Victory
>> Associates LTD, Inc.
>> Sent: Monday, December 10, 2018 2:40 PM
>> To:main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone
>>
>> Fanus, whether or not the asking price for Capsys phone is worth its
>> price depends on how much you're willing to pay for it.  If you're
>> happy with a touchscreen device in the mainstream market, keep running
>> with it.  However, if using a smartphone is important to you and you
>> need one that comes with a tactile keypad, then Samsung Folder2 and
>> Blackberry's KeyOne, both in the mainstream market, may be worth
>> looking at.  They are certainly far more cheaper than the Capsys phone
>> and getting tech support if necessary could be a tad easier since
>> these devices are in the mainstream.
>>
>> I've never played ball with any of these devices 'cause I prefer
>> touchscreen devices and have a few of them that I throw against the
>> wall for fun time and time again, yikes, silly me!  I will only settle
>> for the likes of Capsys if I can't seem to find anything in the
>> mainstream market that does what I am trying to accomplish with ease
>> even if there's a slight learning curve.
>> Good luck on the decision-making process and all the very best!
>>
>> Sincerely,
>> Olusegun
>> Denver, Colorado


Re: Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

Gene
 

Talking caller ID was a specific feature asked for, and these days, with constant robo calls, accessible caller ID, if needed, is a necessity.  When discussing or recommending a phone, if it doesn't have that feature, it is important to say that if you know it doesn't.
 
I don't know if an adequate phone can be found that has this feature and the other features asked for.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 5:52 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone


There is an old saying that you can't have your cake and eat it, too.  To my knowledge, the Jitterbug phone does not have talking caller ID.  But this is a minor drawback compared to the advantages of a phone with a large, tactile keypad that is designed for seniors with desterity problems that make it difficult for them to use standard touchscreen cell phones. Besides, this individual does not sound like someone who is tech savvy and would be comfortable purchasing a cell phone sight unseen online, if she is even computer literate, in the first place, which the majority of blind and visually impaired seniors are most definitely not.  If she could not find a suitable phone at a Walmart or Verizonstore, then her best bet would be to check out the Jitterbug phone at a Best Buy store.     


Gerald



On 12/11/2018 6:32 AM, Gene wrote:
Does it have talking caller ID?  I doubt it.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 5:29 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone


Tell your friend to visit a nearby Best Buy store and check out the
Jitterbug phone.  Jitterbug is now owned by Best Buy, and their in-store
Geek Squad technicians can help your friend get started.


Gerald



On 12/10/2018 8:46 PM, Carolyn Arnold wrote:
> I have an elderly, partially-sighted friend. Her flip phone died, but she needs a replacement. She went to three Wal-Marts and could not find a flip phone that would announce a caller. I suggested that she go to a Verizon store, and she thought she might call Maxi-Aids and Independent Living. She just wants a phone to use as a phone strictly, doesn't even want texting. They told her at Wal-Mart that their only suggestion was an iPhone - like yeah, I'll bet they'd like to have five or six hundred dollars for that phone that would literally overwhelm my poor friend, who lives 1,200 miles from me.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Carolyn
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From:main@TechTalk.groups.io  [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Victor
> Sent: Monday, December 10, 2018 7:08 PM
> To:main@techtalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone
>
> It’s good to know that there are android phones that have physical keyboards. It’s good to know that these phones are main stream. I don’t think there’s any need to go with a phone made for the visually impaired if you can get one from a mainstream company. Chances are, you’ll be better off in the long run. Give yourself a chance to learn how to use a phone with a touchscreen. That may be the only choice any of us will have an a few years. I don’t know how long phones with physical keyboard will be around.
>
> Victor
>> On Dec 10, 2018, at 2:41 PM, Carolyn Arnold<4carolyna@...>  wrote:
>>
>> The ones Olusegun mentioned are more up to date too.
>>
>> Once I finally got used to a touch screen, I would not want a phone
>> with buttons. They seem clumsy now and like they don't react as
>> quickly as the touch pad and text fields on a touch screen. We all
>> have different wants and needs.
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> Carolyn
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From:main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun -- Victory
>> Associates LTD, Inc.
>> Sent: Monday, December 10, 2018 2:40 PM
>> To:main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone
>>
>> Fanus, whether or not the asking price for Capsys phone is worth its
>> price depends on how much you're willing to pay for it.  If you're
>> happy with a touchscreen device in the mainstream market, keep running
>> with it.  However, if using a smartphone is important to you and you
>> need one that comes with a tactile keypad, then Samsung Folder2 and
>> Blackberry's KeyOne, both in the mainstream market, may be worth
>> looking at.  They are certainly far more cheaper than the Capsys phone
>> and getting tech support if necessary could be a tad easier since
>> these devices are in the mainstream.
>>
>> I've never played ball with any of these devices 'cause I prefer
>> touchscreen devices and have a few of them that I throw against the
>> wall for fun time and time again, yikes, silly me!  I will only settle
>> for the likes of Capsys if I can't seem to find anything in the
>> mainstream market that does what I am trying to accomplish with ease
>> even if there's a slight learning curve.
>> Good luck on the decision-making process and all the very best!
>>
>> Sincerely,
>> Olusegun
>> Denver, Colorado
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
>
>
>



Re: Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

Gerald Levy
 


No, I don't think Jitterbug phones offer speech output.  But they are designed to be "ssenior friendly", wwith large, tactile buttons and other features designed to appeal to seniors or others who are not tech savvy or do not want a traditional touchscreen smart phone. 


https://www.greatcall.com/phones



Gerald



On 12/11/2018 7:01 AM, Brian K. Lingard wrote:

Dear Gene & List:

Do Jitterbug cell phones offer Speech output?

Brian K. Lingard

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf of Gene
Sent: December 11, 2018 6:32
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

 

Does it have talking caller ID?  I doubt it.

 

Gene

From: Gerald Levy

Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 5:29 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

 

Tell your friend to visit a nearby Best Buy store and check out the
Jitterbug phone.  Jitterbug is now owned by Best Buy, and their in-store
Geek Squad technicians can help your friend get started.

Gerald

On 12/10/2018 8:46 PM, Carolyn Arnold wrote:
> I have an elderly, partially-sighted friend. Her flip phone died, but she needs a replacement. She went to three Wal-Marts and could not find a flip phone that would announce a caller. I suggested that she go to a Verizon store, and she thought she might call Maxi-Aids and Independent Living. She just wants a phone to use as a phone strictly, doesn't even want texting. They told her at Wal-Mart that their only suggestion was an iPhone - like yeah, I'll bet they'd like to have five or six hundred dollars for that phone that would literally overwhelm my poor friend, who lives 1,200 miles from me.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Carolyn
>
> From:main@TechTalk.groups.io  [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf of Victor
> Sent: Monday, December 10, z2018 7:08 PM
> To:main@techtalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phon> It’s good to know that there are android phones that have physical keyboards. It’s good to know that these phones are main stream. I don’t think there’s any need to go with a phone made for the visually impaired if you can get one from a mainstream company. Chances are, you’ll be better off in the long run. Give yourself a chance to learn how to use a phone with a touchscreen. That may be the only choice any of us will have an a few years. I don’t know how long phones with physical keyboard will be around.
>
> Victor
>> On Dec 10, 2018, at 2:41 PM, Carolyn Arnold<4carolyna@...>  wrote:
>>> The ones Olusegun mentioned are more up to date too.
>>
>> Once I finally got used to a touch screen, I would not want a phone
>> with buttons. They seem clumsy now and like they don't react as
>> quickly as the touch pad and text fields on a touch screen. We all
>> have different wants and needs.
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> Carolyn
>>
>>
>> From:main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun -- Victory
>> Associates LTD, Inc.
>> Sent: Monday, December 10, 2018 2:40 PM
>> To:main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone
>>
>> Fanus, whether or not the asking price for Capsys phone is worth its
>> price depends on how much you're willing to pay for it.  If you're
>> happy with a touchscreen device in the mainstream market, keep running
>> with it.  However, if using a smartphone is important to you and you
>> need one that comes with a tactile keypad, then Samsung Folder2 and
>> Blackberry's KeyOne, both in the mainstream market, may be worth
>> looking at.  They are certainly far more cheaper than the Capsys phone
>> and getting tech support if necessary could be a tad easier since
>> these devices are in the mainstream.
>>
>> I've never played ball with any of these devices 'cause I prefer
>> touchscreen devices and have a few of them that I throw against the
>> wall for fun time and time again, yikes, silly me!  I will only settle
>> for the likes of Capsys if I can't seem to find anything in the
>> mainstream market that does what I am trying to accomplish with ease
>> even if there's a slight learning curve.
>> Good luck on the decision-making process and all the very best!
>>
>> Sincerely,
>> Olusegun
>> Denver, Colorado


Re: Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

Brian K. Lingard
 

Dear Gene & List:

Do Jitterbug cell phones offer Speech output?

Brian K. Lingard

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf of Gene
Sent: December 11, 2018 6:32
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

 

Does it have talking caller ID?  I doubt it.

 

Gene

Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 5:29 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

 

Tell your friend to visit a nearby Best Buy store and check out the
Jitterbug phone.  Jitterbug is now owned by Best Buy, and their in-store
Geek Squad technicians can help your friend get started.

Gerald

On 12/10/2018 8:46 PM, Carolyn Arnold wrote:
> I have an elderly, partially-sighted friend. Her flip phone died, but she needs a replacement. She went to three Wal-Marts and could not find a flip phone that would announce a caller. I suggested that she go to a Verizon store, and she thought she might call Maxi-Aids and Independent Living. She just wants a phone to use as a phone strictly, doesn't even want texting. They told her at Wal-Mart that their only suggestion was an iPhone - like yeah, I'll bet they'd like to have five or six hundred dollars for that phone that would literally overwhelm my poor friend, who lives 1,200 miles from me.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Carolyn
>
> From:main@TechTalk.groups.io  [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf of Victor
> Sent: Monday, December 10, z2018 7:08 PM
> To:main@techtalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phon> It’s good to know that there are android phones that have physical keyboards. It’s good to know that these phones are main stream. I don’t think there’s any need to go with a phone made for the visually impaired if you can get one from a mainstream company. Chances are, you’ll be better off in the long run. Give yourself a chance to learn how to use a phone with a touchscreen. That may be the only choice any of us will have an a few years. I don’t know how long phones with physical keyboard will be around.
>
> Victor
>> On Dec 10, 2018, at 2:41 PM, Carolyn Arnold<4carolyna@...>  wrote:
>>> The ones Olusegun mentioned are more up to date too.
>>
>> Once I finally got used to a touch screen, I would not want a phone
>> with buttons. They seem clumsy now and like they don't react as
>> quickly as the touch pad and text fields on a touch screen. We all
>> have different wants and needs.
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> Carolyn
>>
>>
>> From:main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun -- Victory
>> Associates LTD, Inc.
>> Sent: Monday, December 10, 2018 2:40 PM
>> To:main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone
>>
>> Fanus, whether or not the asking price for Capsys phone is worth its
>> price depends on how much you're willing to pay for it.  If you're
>> happy with a touchscreen device in the mainstream market, keep running
>> with it.  However, if using a smartphone is important to you and you
>> need one that comes with a tactile keypad, then Samsung Folder2 and
>> Blackberry's KeyOne, both in the mainstream market, may be worth
>> looking at.  They are certainly far more cheaper than the Capsys phone
>> and getting tech support if necessary could be a tad easier since
>> these devices are in the mainstream.
>>
>> I've never played ball with any of these devices 'cause I prefer
>> touchscreen devices and have a few of them that I throw against the
>> wall for fun time and time again, yikes, silly me!  I will only settle
>> for the likes of Capsys if I can't seem to find anything in the
>> mainstream market that does what I am trying to accomplish with ease
>> even if there's a slight learning curve.
>> Good luck on the decision-making process and all the very best!
>>
>> Sincerely,
>> Olusegun
>> Denver, Colorado


Re: Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

Gerald Levy
 


There is an old saying that you can't have your cake and eat it, too.  To my knowledge, the Jitterbug phone does not have talking caller ID.  But this is a minor drawback compared to the advantages of a phone with a large, tactile keypad that is designed for seniors with desterity problems that make it difficult for them to use standard touchscreen cell phones. Besides, this individual does not sound like someone who is tech savvy and would be comfortable purchasing a cell phone sight unseen online, if she is even computer literate, in the first place, which the majority of blind and visually impaired seniors are most definitely not.  If she could not find a suitable phone at a Walmart or Verizonstore, then her best bet would be to check out the Jitterbug phone at a Best Buy store.     


Gerald



On 12/11/2018 6:32 AM, Gene wrote:
Does it have talking caller ID?  I doubt it.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 5:29 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone


Tell your friend to visit a nearby Best Buy store and check out the
Jitterbug phone.  Jitterbug is now owned by Best Buy, and their in-store
Geek Squad technicians can help your friend get started.


Gerald



On 12/10/2018 8:46 PM, Carolyn Arnold wrote:
> I have an elderly, partially-sighted friend. Her flip phone died, but she needs a replacement. She went to three Wal-Marts and could not find a flip phone that would announce a caller. I suggested that she go to a Verizon store, and she thought she might call Maxi-Aids and Independent Living. She just wants a phone to use as a phone strictly, doesn't even want texting. They told her at Wal-Mart that their only suggestion was an iPhone - like yeah, I'll bet they'd like to have five or six hundred dollars for that phone that would literally overwhelm my poor friend, who lives 1,200 miles from me.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Carolyn
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From:main@TechTalk.groups.io  [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Victor
> Sent: Monday, December 10, 2018 7:08 PM
> To:main@techtalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone
>
> It’s good to know that there are android phones that have physical keyboards. It’s good to know that these phones are main stream. I don’t think there’s any need to go with a phone made for the visually impaired if you can get one from a mainstream company. Chances are, you’ll be better off in the long run. Give yourself a chance to learn how to use a phone with a touchscreen. That may be the only choice any of us will have an a few years. I don’t know how long phones with physical keyboard will be around.
>
> Victor
>> On Dec 10, 2018, at 2:41 PM, Carolyn Arnold<4carolyna@...>  wrote:
>>
>> The ones Olusegun mentioned are more up to date too.
>>
>> Once I finally got used to a touch screen, I would not want a phone
>> with buttons. They seem clumsy now and like they don't react as
>> quickly as the touch pad and text fields on a touch screen. We all
>> have different wants and needs.
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> Carolyn
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From:main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun -- Victory
>> Associates LTD, Inc.
>> Sent: Monday, December 10, 2018 2:40 PM
>> To:main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone
>>
>> Fanus, whether or not the asking price for Capsys phone is worth its
>> price depends on how much you're willing to pay for it.  If you're
>> happy with a touchscreen device in the mainstream market, keep running
>> with it.  However, if using a smartphone is important to you and you
>> need one that comes with a tactile keypad, then Samsung Folder2 and
>> Blackberry's KeyOne, both in the mainstream market, may be worth
>> looking at.  They are certainly far more cheaper than the Capsys phone
>> and getting tech support if necessary could be a tad easier since
>> these devices are in the mainstream.
>>
>> I've never played ball with any of these devices 'cause I prefer
>> touchscreen devices and have a few of them that I throw against the
>> wall for fun time and time again, yikes, silly me!  I will only settle
>> for the likes of Capsys if I can't seem to find anything in the
>> mainstream market that does what I am trying to accomplish with ease
>> even if there's a slight learning curve.
>> Good luck on the decision-making process and all the very best!
>>
>> Sincerely,
>> Olusegun
>> Denver, Colorado
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
>
>
>



Re: Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

Gene
 

Does it have talking caller ID?  I doubt it.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 5:29 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone


Tell your friend to visit a nearby Best Buy store and check out the
Jitterbug phone.  Jitterbug is now owned by Best Buy, and their in-store
Geek Squad technicians can help your friend get started.


Gerald



On 12/10/2018 8:46 PM, Carolyn Arnold wrote:
> I have an elderly, partially-sighted friend. Her flip phone died, but she needs a replacement. She went to three Wal-Marts and could not find a flip phone that would announce a caller. I suggested that she go to a Verizon store, and she thought she might call Maxi-Aids and Independent Living. She just wants a phone to use as a phone strictly, doesn't even want texting. They told her at Wal-Mart that their only suggestion was an iPhone - like yeah, I'll bet they'd like to have five or six hundred dollars for that phone that would literally overwhelm my poor friend, who lives 1,200 miles from me.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Carolyn
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From:main@TechTalk.groups.io  [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Victor
> Sent: Monday, December 10, 2018 7:08 PM
> To:main@techtalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone
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> It’s good to know that there are android phones that have physical keyboards. It’s good to know that these phones are main stream. I don’t think there’s any need to go with a phone made for the visually impaired if you can get one from a mainstream company. Chances are, you’ll be better off in the long run. Give yourself a chance to learn how to use a phone with a touchscreen. That may be the only choice any of us will have an a few years. I don’t know how long phones with physical keyboard will be around.
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> Victor
>> On Dec 10, 2018, at 2:41 PM, Carolyn Arnold<4carolyna@...>  wrote:
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>> The ones Olusegun mentioned are more up to date too.
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>> Once I finally got used to a touch screen, I would not want a phone
>> with buttons. They seem clumsy now and like they don't react as
>> quickly as the touch pad and text fields on a touch screen. We all
>> have different wants and needs.
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>> Best regards,
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>> Carolyn
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From:main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun -- Victory
>> Associates LTD, Inc.
>> Sent: Monday, December 10, 2018 2:40 PM
>> To:main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone
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>> Fanus, whether or not the asking price for Capsys phone is worth its
>> price depends on how much you're willing to pay for it.  If you're
>> happy with a touchscreen device in the mainstream market, keep running
>> with it.  However, if using a smartphone is important to you and you
>> need one that comes with a tactile keypad, then Samsung Folder2 and
>> Blackberry's KeyOne, both in the mainstream market, may be worth
>> looking at.  They are certainly far more cheaper than the Capsys phone
>> and getting tech support if necessary could be a tad easier since
>> these devices are in the mainstream.
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>> I've never played ball with any of these devices 'cause I prefer
>> touchscreen devices and have a few of them that I throw against the
>> wall for fun time and time again, yikes, silly me!  I will only settle
>> for the likes of Capsys if I can't seem to find anything in the
>> mainstream market that does what I am trying to accomplish with ease
>> even if there's a slight learning curve.
>> Good luck on the decision-making process and all the very best!
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>> Sincerely,
>> Olusegun
>> Denver, Colorado
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