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Re: LUCIA CELL PHONE

TerriLynne Pomeroy <tl1@...>
 

Hi Carolyn,
Gerald said that it is no longer available, but that it was $300. I didn't
look to confirm his statement, but the site which I was looking at said that
these phones were among the free phones you could get through the Obama plan
to give cell phone access to everybody.

TerriLynne

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Carolyn
Arnold
Sent: Monday, April 6, 2020 11:22 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] LUCIA CELL PHONE

How much does that phone cost?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of TerriLynne Pomeroy
Sent: Sunday, April 5, 2020 2:33 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] LUCIA CELL PHONE

Has anyone tried this phone? Here is some info:



LUCIA CELL PHONE

The philosophy behind Lucia is straightforward: it is an easy-to-use
alternative to a smartphone. It is also 100 percent accessible thanks to
its very intuitive voice guide.



The phone supports talk and text only; it does not support data. However,
despite this fact, it offers quite a bit of flexibility and some very
interesting features.



Physical Description

Lucia is five-and-a-half inches long,
three-and-three-quarter inches wide and three-quarter inches deep. It fits
nicely in the hand and has a sturdy feel.
The display is two inches wide and a little more than one-and-half inches
high. The display is very bright, but people who are blind can turn it off
to save battery power.


The buttons are large and well-spaced. The tactile feel is excellent thanks
to the fact that the buttons on the T9 keypad are concave. The buttons used
to navigate the menu system, place a call and end a call are different
shapes and colors.

At the top of the right edge of the phone is a circular button that serves
three functions: when pressed while at the home screen it provides the time,
date, battery strength and signal strength. When long pressed at the home
screen it turns the voice guide on or off. When pressed elsewhere it
repeats whatever is on the screen. The button below this is a square button
that amplifies the audio while on phone calls. This feature is for people
who are hard of hearing.
The final physical feature on the right edge of the phone is a slider that
is used to power the phone on and off or to lock the phone. On the left
edge of the phone is the volume rocker.

On the top edge of the phone is the hole for a 3.5 mm jack.
On the back of the phone is the SOS button, discussed in detail below.

The back panel can be removed to access the battery compartment. The
battery is replaceable, which is a nice
bonus.



The Voice Guide

The Lucia phone has a voice guide that allows users who are blind to use
every feature of the phone. This is the phone's real "magic." While it
speaks everything that is on the screen and everything that is pressed, it
actually does considerably more than that. For example, if I am in the Call
Log menu, the display might show that I have a missed call from "Robert."
But the Voice Guide says, "one missed call from Robert." So, in some cases
the Voice Guide
provides more information than the display itself.

In addition, the Voice Guide provides other useful information, such always
saying "Lucia is ready" when the user is at the Home Screen, allowing the
user to always know where they are in the menu system, and tell me when the
charger is connected or disconnected. Also, the Voice Guide has a "Talking
Watch" which speaks the time.

The Voice Guide can speak in a number of languages, including English,
Spanish and French, and the user can select different voices. The Voice
Guide audio can be made quite loud for those who are hard of hearing and is
very
clear.



Making Calls

There are three primary ways in which someone who is blind can make phone
calls.

First the user can simply dial the number from the home screen. As the
digits are pressed, they are announced by the Voice Guide. The Voice Guide
can also repeat the entered digits, if needed. If you delete a digit, for
example the digit 5, the Voice Guide will say "5 deleted."


Second, the user can go to their Contacts, scroll through the various names
as they are spoken by the Voice Guide, and press the Call button when the
user hears the name of the person that they want to call.

Third, calls can be placed directly from the Call Log, which provides an
option to dial missed calls and previously dialed numbers.

Lucia does not currently support voice dialing, but this feature will be
added in the future. Having said that, calling with the help of the Voice
Guide is extremely easy.




Accessing Missed Call Information

Blind users can access missed call information with the assistance of the
Voice Guide. Lucia will provide the name of the person who called (if the
caller is in the contacts),
as well as the call's time and date.

Users will be notified of missed calls with a chime. If desired, Lucia can
be programmed to vibrate, as well. Also, when there is a missed call or
missed text message, the LED light will flash blue, which is useful for
people with low
vision.



Sending and Receiving Text Messages

Lucia's Voice Guide allows users who are blind to send and receive text
messages. While typing a message with the old
T9 keypad takes some time to master, the process of sending and receiving
messages is very simple. And text can be edited with ease.

Users will be notified of incoming messages with a chime and Lucia can be
set to vibrate, as well. As with missed calls, the LED light will flash
blue when a text message is
received.



Entering Contacts

The blind user can enter contacts independently. With the help of the Voice
Guide, the process is intuitive and simple.



Status Information

The Voice Guide provides a number of pieces of information that fall into
the "status" category. Specifically, it will speak the battery level, the
signal strength, the time and date and the name of the wireless provider.
This information can be accessed by pressing the Status button on the top
right edge of the phone while at the Home screen.
Moreover, the user can customize the information that is spoken. In other
words, if the user wants Lucia to speak only the amount of battery remaining
and not provide the other status information, this can be done.



Setting Alarms

Lucia has a comprehensive alarm system. A user can set a one-time alarm or
repeating alarms. For instance, the user can set an alarm to go off every
morning at 9AM. The alarm can be accompanied by a reminder message. For
example, the message can say "remember to take your medication." Lucia
can save hundreds of alarms at one time.



SOS Button

Lucia has a physical SOS button at the back of the phone.
To prevent unintended activation, the button must be held for three seconds
to activate. When activated, the phone starts calling up to five emergency
contacts stored in the phone. If one of the called persons does not answer,
Lucia will call the next person and so on, until someone answers the call.

The majority of people who use Lucia will be seniors, so this feature should
be quite useful for many users. It provides an additional layer of security
at no additional
cost.

Like all of Lucia's features, the SOS feature can be set up by someone who
is blind, with the assistance of the Voice Guide.



Features for Low Vision

As discussed above, the buttons are large and nicely spaced.
The buttons on the T9 keypad are concave to provide an excellent tactile
feel. The buttons used to navigate the menu system, place a call and end a
call are different shapes and different colors.

The display has good contrast and supports seven different color schemes.
Font size is not adjustable class="table-bordered" but large, and the most
recently typed character is always displayed in extra-large font size. For
example, when typing a phone number, the most recently typed digit is one
inch high; the other digits are almost half an inch high.



Wireless Service

Lucia is unlocked and operates on AT&T, T-Mobile or other wireless providers
that operate on one of those networks.
Plans for unlimited talk and text are available for as low as $19 through
prepaid wireless providers, such as Red Pocket.


Re: Question about jokes

Dragos Grecianu
 

Hey there.

I am interested in the jokes apps, ios or android, it doesn't matter.

Thanks and best regards.

La 4/6/2020 4:12 PM, Donna a scris:

Would you be interested in accessible joke apps? I have several that I can send you links to.

Donna
 Hi Group:


I posted this to the Blind Apples group but no one knew of anything so I thought I would ask this question here. Sorry for the repeat message for any of you who are on the other list. Does any of you know if there is an application that you can get for your phone where you can get jokes every day? If not, is there something you can join where they could be texted to your phone? If not, that's fine. I was just inquiring. It would be nice to have something sent every day just to have some laughter in these tough times. I used to subscribe many years ago to email lists but I don't do it anymore because I'm on the phone. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Someone suggested Google assistant but I'm not sure how to use that with an Apple device.

Shelly




Re: BlindShell Classic

Monte Single
 

Good to know.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carolyn Arnold
Sent: April-06-20 11:15 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] BlindShell Classic

Discounts for travel, hotels, some restaurants, and I don't know what else,
other than Consumer Cellular phone plans.
Consumer Cellular markets to older phone users.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Sunday, April 5, 2020 3:08 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] BlindShell Classic

Hell, heck! Here I am writing about the Donald,and I
forget what the
advantage of being associated with AARP.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: April-05-20 1:00 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] BlindShell Classic

Greetings to the Denver Dude,

Thanks for the generous offer of citizenship, but in light of the Donald's
direction to 3m, telling them to stop sending n95 masks to Canada, I'll
just say thanks but no thanks.
There is a similar group here, it is called CCCCARP. Carp makes me think
of a disgruntled fish.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun -- Victory Associates
LTD, Inc.
Sent: April-04-20 9:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] BlindShell Classic

Yes, Chief Monte! American Association of Retired Persons!
Methinks you could join if at least 50; but, you're in Canada, so I need to
MAKE YOU American first, <LOL!> Spank me after the virus isn't watching.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: LUCIA CELL PHONE

Carolyn Arnold
 

How much does that phone cost?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of TerriLynne
Pomeroy
Sent: Sunday, April 5, 2020 2:33 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] LUCIA CELL PHONE

Has anyone tried this phone? Here is some info:



LUCIA CELL PHONE

The philosophy behind Lucia is straightforward: it is an
easy-to-use alternative to a smartphone. It is also 100
percent accessible thanks to its very intuitive voice guide.



The phone supports talk and text only; it does not support
data. However, despite this fact, it offers quite a bit of
flexibility and some very interesting features.



Physical Description

Lucia is five-and-a-half inches long,
three-and-three-quarter inches wide and three-quarter inches
deep. It fits nicely in the hand and has a sturdy feel.
The display is two inches wide and a little more than
one-and-half inches high. The display is very bright, but
people who are blind can turn it off to save battery power.


The buttons are large and well-spaced. The tactile feel is
excellent thanks to the fact that the buttons on the T9
keypad are concave. The buttons used to navigate the menu
system, place a call and end a call are different shapes and
colors.

At the top of the right edge of the phone is a circular
button that serves three functions: when pressed while at
the home screen it provides the time, date, battery strength
and signal strength. When long pressed at the home screen
it turns the voice guide on or off. When pressed elsewhere
it repeats whatever is on the screen. The button below this
is a square button that amplifies the audio while on phone
calls. This feature is for people who are hard of hearing.
The final physical feature on the right edge of the phone is
a slider that is used to power the phone on and off or to
lock the phone. On the left edge of the phone is the volume
rocker.

On the top edge of the phone is the hole for a 3.5 mm jack.
On the back of the phone is the SOS button, discussed in
detail below.

The back panel can be removed to access the battery
compartment. The battery is replaceable, which is a nice
bonus.



The Voice Guide

The Lucia phone has a voice guide that allows users who are
blind to use every feature of the phone. This is the
phone's real "magic." While it speaks everything that is on
the screen and everything that is pressed, it actually does
considerably more than that. For example, if I am in the
Call Log menu, the display might show that I have a missed
call from "Robert." But the Voice Guide says, "one missed
call from Robert." So, in some cases the Voice Guide
provides more information than the display itself.

In addition, the Voice Guide provides other useful
information, such always saying "Lucia is ready" when the
user is at the Home Screen, allowing the user to always know
where they are in the menu system, and tell me when the
charger is connected or disconnected. Also, the Voice Guide
has a "Talking Watch" which speaks the time.

The Voice Guide can speak in a number of languages,
including English, Spanish and French, and the user can
select different voices. The Voice Guide audio can be made
quite loud for those who are hard of hearing and is very
clear.



Making Calls

There are three primary ways in which someone who is blind
can make phone calls.

First the user can simply dial the number from the home
screen. As the digits are pressed, they are announced by
the Voice Guide. The Voice Guide can also repeat the
entered digits, if needed. If you delete a digit, for
example the digit 5, the Voice Guide will say "5 deleted."


Second, the user can go to their Contacts, scroll through
the various names as they are spoken by the Voice Guide, and
press the Call button when the user hears the name of the
person that they want to call.

Third, calls can be placed directly from the Call Log, which
provides an option to dial missed calls and previously
dialed numbers.

Lucia does not currently support voice dialing, but this
feature will be added in the future. Having said that,
calling with the help of the Voice Guide is extremely easy.




Accessing Missed Call Information

Blind users can access missed call information with the
assistance of the Voice Guide. Lucia will provide the name
of the person who called (if the caller is in the contacts),
as well as the call's time and date.

Users will be notified of missed calls with a chime. If
desired, Lucia can be programmed to vibrate, as well. Also,
when there is a missed call or missed text message, the LED
light will flash blue, which is useful for people with low
vision.



Sending and Receiving Text Messages

Lucia's Voice Guide allows users who are blind to send and
receive text messages. While typing a message with the old
T9 keypad takes some time to master, the process of sending
and receiving messages is very simple. And text can be
edited with ease.

Users will be notified of incoming messages with a chime and
Lucia can be set to vibrate, as well. As with missed calls,
the LED light will flash blue when a text message is
received.



Entering Contacts

The blind user can enter contacts independently. With the
help of the Voice Guide, the process is intuitive and
simple.



Status Information

The Voice Guide provides a number of pieces of information
that fall into the "status" category. Specifically, it will
speak the battery level, the signal strength, the time and
date and the name of the wireless provider. This
information can be accessed by pressing the Status button on
the top right edge of the phone while at the Home screen.
Moreover, the user can customize the information that is
spoken. In other words, if the user wants Lucia to speak
only the amount of battery remaining and not provide the
other status information, this can be done.



Setting Alarms

Lucia has a comprehensive alarm system. A user can set a
one-time alarm or repeating alarms. For instance, the user
can set an alarm to go off every morning at 9AM. The alarm
can be accompanied by a reminder message. For example, the
message can say "remember to take your medication." Lucia
can save hundreds of alarms at one time.



SOS Button

Lucia has a physical SOS button at the back of the phone.
To prevent unintended activation, the button must be held
for three seconds to activate. When activated, the phone
starts calling up to five emergency contacts stored in the
phone. If one of the called persons does not answer, Lucia
will call the next person and so on, until someone answers
the call.

The majority of people who use Lucia will be seniors, so
this feature should be quite useful for many users. It
provides an additional layer of security at no additional
cost.

Like all of Lucia's features, the SOS feature can be set up
by someone who is blind, with the assistance of the Voice
Guide.



Features for Low Vision

As discussed above, the buttons are large and nicely spaced.
The buttons on the T9 keypad are concave to provide an
excellent tactile feel. The buttons used to navigate the
menu system, place a call and end a call are different
shapes and different colors.

The display has good contrast and supports seven different
color schemes. Font size is not adjustable
class="table-bordered" but large, and the most recently
typed character is always displayed in extra-large font
size. For example, when typing a phone number, the most
recently typed digit is one inch high; the other digits are
almost half an inch high.



Wireless Service

Lucia is unlocked and operates on AT&T, T-Mobile or other
wireless providers that operate on one of those networks.
Plans for unlimited talk and text are available for as low
as $19 through prepaid wireless providers, such as Red
Pocket.


Re: BlindShell Classic

Carolyn Arnold
 

Discounts for travel, hotels, some restaurants, and I don't
know what else, other than Consumer Cellular phone plans.
Consumer Cellular markets to older phone users.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Sunday, April 5, 2020 3:08 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] BlindShell Classic

Hell, heck! Here I am writing about the Donald,and I
forget what the
advantage of being associated with AARP.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: April-05-20 1:00 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] BlindShell Classic

Greetings to the Denver Dude,

Thanks for the generous offer of citizenship, but in light
of the Donald's direction to 3m, telling them to stop
sending n95 masks to Canada, I'll just say thanks but no
thanks.
There is a similar group here, it is called CCCCARP. Carp
makes me think of a disgruntled fish.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun --
Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: April-04-20 9:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] BlindShell Classic

Yes, Chief Monte! American Association of Retired Persons!
Methinks you could join if at least 50; but, you're in
Canada, so I need to MAKE YOU American first, <LOL!> Spank
me after the virus isn't watching.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: BlindShell Classic

Carolyn Arnold
 

And, now the Donald is mad at 3M.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Sunday, April 5, 2020 3:00 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] BlindShell Classic

Greetings to the Denver Dude,

Thanks for the generous offer of citizenship, but in light
of the Donald's direction to 3m, telling them to stop
sending n95 masks to Canada, I'll just say thanks but no
thanks.
There is a similar group here, it is called CCCCARP. Carp
makes me think of a disgruntled fish.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun --
Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: April-04-20 9:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] BlindShell Classic

Yes, Chief Monte! American Association of Retired Persons!
Methinks you could join if at least 50; but, you're in
Canada, so I need to MAKE YOU American first, <LOL!> Spank
me after the virus isn't watching.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: BlindShell Classic

Carolyn Arnold
 

It makes sense that they would have that.

Here, a lot of people buy United Health Medicare supplements, because they have the AARP endorsement, my husband being one. So, you just pay extra, because an F supplement with United Health, Aetna, Cigna, Humana, Mutual of Omaha - same, exact benefits - check it out on the government web site.

But, in Canada, do you have any kind of medical insurance supplements? Then, you'd get all I want from the thing is discounts on stuff. I think some restaurants have it, but you have to show your card.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
Sent: Sunday, April 5, 2020 1:11 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] BlindShell Classic

Hi Group,

There's something called CARP (Canadian Association of Retired Persons) isn't there? I think I hear it advertised on Toronto radio. I wonder if they have the same offers.


On 4/4/2020 11:55 PM, Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc. wrote:
Yes, Chief Monte! American Association of Retired Persons! Methinks
you could join if at least 50; but, you're in Canada, so I need to
MAKE YOU American first, <LOL!> Spank me after the virus isn't watching.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado




--
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: BlindShell Classic

Carolyn Arnold
 

What are you wondering if it has recently changed, Joseph?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of joseph hudson
Sent: Sunday, April 5, 2020 12:22 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] BlindShell Classic

When I had AT&T, I did not notice this at all. So I wonder
if this is something this is recently just changed.


joseph hudson

Technology support for the blind or better known as Mack,
IOS and Windows support

FaceTime, iMessage, and email

jhud7789@twc.com

Telephone/what's up messenger

254-300-7667

Emergency cell

254-813-2461

Twitter
https://twitter.com/josephhudson89

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/joseph.hudson.9404

On Apr 4, 2020, at 2:22 PM, Abbie Taylor
<abbietaylor945@gmail.com> wrote:

Thank you, Carolyn, for the tip about AARP. I'm only 58.
So, I don't think I'd qualify. Give me a couple of years.
Meanwhile, I'm still looking forward to purchasing this
phone.

One other question came up just this morning. I make a lot
of conference calls. During one such meeting this morning, I
found out that a friend of a friend can't make such a call
on her cell phone without pay 1 cent per minute. Has anyone
noticed this issue with AT&T?

I doubt this would be a game-changer. Normally, I can't
make these calls with Vforizon because I only have 700
minutes per month. Since I don't have a land line and don't
see the need for one, I have a yearly plan with Skype that
allows me to make these calls. So, even if I can't make
these calls with AT&T, I'd still be paying almost half of
what I'm paying Verizon now with unlimited talking to boot.
--

Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author
https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com
http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com
abbietaylor945@gmail.com


Re: BlindShell Classic

Carolyn Arnold
 

Right, Joseph, that is what I understand about Consumer
Cellular plans.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of joseph hudson
Sent: Sunday, April 5, 2020 12:22 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] BlindShell Classic

As far as I know from what I can remember, the primer 250
minutes only comes with talk and text from what I looked at
the other day. And that comes without data and I just got
done looking, and they won 15 bucks a month for 250 minutes
it's a whole separate deal. So you could have 500 MB and
then unlimited minutes. Or you could have 250 minutes.but
I'm gonna go look to make sure.
On Apr 4, 2020, at 7:00 PM, Carolyn Arnold
<4carolyna@windstream.net> wrote:

Oh no, you don't want just 250, get the unlimited talk and
text.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of joseph
hudson
Sent: Saturday, April 4, 2020 3:37 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] BlindShell Classic

That would be correct because of the taxes and surcharges.
On Apr 3, 2020, at 5:33 PM, Donald Roberts
<donald_roberts_99@hotmail.com> wrote:

Possibly I missed something earlier in this thread.
However, I called Consumer Cellular earlier today and
asked about the
plan with 250 talk minutes and 500 megs of data and was
told that this
plan was $20 per month. So either things have changed or
the salesman
with whom I spoke wanted a bigger commission. I sure wish
I could get
to the bottom of this.



Don Roberts



On 4/3/2020 1:38 PM, joseph hudson wrote:
Yes you're probably right, but for somebody who is only
wanting to use the phone for possibly looking at email and
talking and
texting 5 MB will be just fine.


joseph hudson

Technology support for the blind or better known as
Mack,
IOS and
Windows support

FaceTime, iMessage, and email


jhud7789@twc.com


Telephone/what's up messenger

254-300-7667

Emergency cell

254-813-2461

Twitter

https://twitter.com/josephhudson89


Facebook


https://www.facebook.com/joseph.hudson.9404



On Apr 3, 2020, at 9:02 AM, Ron Canazzi
<aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
wrote:

Hi Ann,

If Joseph meant mega bytes, he said 5 MB, that's not
very much data for one month. If you streamed one song,
that would be
it.


On 4/3/2020 8:05 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:

Hi all,

No, you mean MB for Megabytes, not millibars.
Millibars are gradations of air pressure. It's the same
abbreviation
so it's comfusing, but you mean megabytes.

Ann P.


Original message:

Hi Ron, no typo here. 500 mbar is a plan from the
phone carrier that I have.

On Apr 2, 2020, at 2:33 PM, Ron Canazzi
<aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
wrote:

HI Monte,

Joseph's reference was to cell phone provider
features. I would have expected the information to be
something
like: Unlimited talk and text plus 1 GB data per month.

He referenced this MbAR instead. That doesn't make
sense--unless either there's some way of measuring data
that I'm not
aware of or it was a typo.
On 4/2/2020 11:02 AM, Monte Single wrote:

I think millibars is a metric measure of
barometrid,
or air, pressure.
Now, landlubbers may not be as familiar with this
as
me maties, arrrrrrr.

-----Original Message-----
From:
main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io ] On
Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
Sent: April-02-20 5:41 AM
To:
main@TechTalk.groups.io

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] BlindShell Classic

Hi Joseph,

You wrote:

...I recommend getting the I am from a company
called consumer Sellier if it all possible in your area.
They have a plan just for five bucks a month that will
give you 5 mbar
and unlimited text and talk which will be more than enough
for this
phone. ...

What is 5 mbar?
On 4/2/2020 12:59 AM, joseph hudson wrote:

Hello, you don't even need one gig of data in
order
to run that phone. It all depends on how often you're
going to use it
for listening to YouTube and stuff like that. I am only
used .20 MB at
the most with the phone. I recommend getting the I am from
a company
called consumer Sellier if it all possible in your area.
They have a
plan just for five bucks a month that will give you 5 mbar
and
unlimited text and talk which will be more than enough for
this phone.
And if anybody decides to do this offer, please contact me
as I will
give you an additional $10 off of your first month just by
giving you
a referral. If you've never been with this company before.

On Apr 1, 2020, at 1:45 PM, Abbie Taylor
<abbietaylor945@gmail.com>
wrote:

I'm also considering purchasing the Blind Shell
Classic phone.
Mystic Access now offers a free tutorial that can
be downloaded from their site at
http://www.mysticaccess.com . You'll
need to search for the product, and you'll find the link
to download
the tutorial on the product page. They also did a free
class in
February on the subject, and you'll find a recording of
that on the
free downloads page.

Mystic Access is now distributing the phone.
What's more, for an extra $19 set-up fee, they'll activate
the phone
with a network that uses the A T and T tower. This network
only
charges $20 a month for unlimited talking and texting and
1 gig of
data. The down side is that you have to install the
battery and sim
card, which is something I've never done with a cell
phone, and I'm
not particularly mechanically inclined. Otherwise, it's a
good deal.
--

Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author
https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com
http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com
abbietaylor945@gmail.com






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They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a
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I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a
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Re: BlindShell Classic

Carolyn Arnold
 

Hay, Olusegun, you think you could sell them on taking the
guy's money, so he could get his discounts, and they could
do their lobbying?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun --
Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Saturday, April 4, 2020 11:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] BlindShell Classic

Yes, Chief Monte! American Association of Retired Persons!
Methinks you could join if at least 50; but, you're in
Canada, so I need to MAKE YOU American first, <LOL!> Spank
me after the virus isn't watching.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: BlindShell Classic

Carolyn Arnold
 

It is the American Association of Retired Persons. I believe that membership is $16.00 a year. You get some hotel and other discounts with an AARP card, need to be 50 or above to join.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Saturday, April 4, 2020 8:59 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] BlindShell Classic

Is AARP an association of retired persons?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: April-04-20 5:32 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] BlindShell Classic

I believe 50 qualifies you for AARP membership. You get a card, and it would have a number on it, which you would give to Consumer Cellular.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Abbie Taylor
Sent: Saturday, April 4, 2020 3:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] BlindShell Classic

Thank you, Carolyn, for the tip about AARP. I'm only 58. So, I don't think I'd qualify. Give me a couple of years. Meanwhile, I'm still looking forward to purchasing this phone.

One other question came up just this morning. I make a lot of conference calls. During one such meeting this morning, I found out that a friend of a friend can't make such a call on her cell phone without pay 1 cent per minute. Has anyone noticed this issue with AT&T?

I doubt this would be a game-changer. Normally, I can't make these calls with Vforizon because I only have 700 minutes per month. Since I don't have a land line and don't see the need for one, I have a yearly plan with Skype that allows me to make these calls. So, even if I can't make these calls with AT&T, I'd still be paying almost half of what I'm paying Verizon now with unlimited talking to boot.
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Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@gmail.com


google home accessibility line

heather albright
 

Hello, does any one have the accessibility number for google home? I had once but, I have been mainly working with the echo now but, a friend needs it for her google mini?

Thanks everyone. Heather

 


Timer for Video Mode on iPhone 10S

Debbie April Yuille
 

Hi All

 

Is there a way to set the timer for the camera in Video Mode on an iPhone 10S using VoiceOver? If so, how is it done?

 

Thanks for any help

Debbie


Re: Question about jokes

Mike B.
 


1 more:
 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, April 06, 2020 1:30 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Question about jokes

Hi Group:


I posted this to the Blind Apples group but no one knew of anything so I
thought I would ask this question here. Sorry for the repeat message
for any of you who are on the other list. Does any of you know if there
is an application that you can get for your phone where you can get
jokes every day? If not, is there something you can join where they
could be texted to your phone? If not, that's fine. I was just
inquiring. It would be nice to have something sent every day just to
have some laughter in these tough times. I used to subscribe many years
ago to email lists but I don't do it anymore because I'm on the phone.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Someone suggested Google
assistant but I'm not sure how to use that with an Apple device.

Shelly




Re: Question about jokes

Mike B.
 


Hi Donna,
 
Obviously I'm not Shelly, but could you please post links to the joke apps you have or send them to me off list?  Thanks mooy moocho.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

----- Original Message -----
From: Donna
Sent: Monday, April 06, 2020 6:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about jokes

Would you be interested in accessible joke apps? I have several that I can send you links to.

Donna
>
>         Hi Group:
>
>
> I posted this to the Blind Apples group but no one knew of anything so I thought I would ask this question here.  Sorry for the repeat message for any of you who are on the other list.  Does any of you know if there is an application that you can get for your phone where you can get jokes every day?  If not, is there something you can join where they could be texted to your phone? If not, that's fine.  I was just inquiring.  It would be nice to have something sent every day just to have some laughter in these tough times.  I used to subscribe many years ago to email lists but I don't do it anymore because I'm on the phone.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Someone suggested Google assistant but I'm not sure how to use that with an Apple device.
>
> Shelly
>
>
>
>




Re: Question about jokes

Mike B.
 


Mornin Shelly,
 
Here are a couple of websites that you can sign up to get daily jokes and also a couple of subscribe email addresses for 2 other joke groups.
 
 
 
 

 
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, April 06, 2020 1:30 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Question about jokes

Hi Group:


I posted this to the Blind Apples group but no one knew of anything so I
thought I would ask this question here. Sorry for the repeat message
for any of you who are on the other list. Does any of you know if there
is an application that you can get for your phone where you can get
jokes every day? If not, is there something you can join where they
could be texted to your phone? If not, that's fine. I was just
inquiring. It would be nice to have something sent every day just to
have some laughter in these tough times. I used to subscribe many years
ago to email lists but I don't do it anymore because I'm on the phone.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Someone suggested Google
assistant but I'm not sure how to use that with an Apple device.

Shelly




Re: Question about jokes

Donna
 

Would you be interested in accessible joke apps? I have several that I can send you links to.

Donna


 Hi Group:


I posted this to the Blind Apples group but no one knew of anything so I thought I would ask this question here. Sorry for the repeat message for any of you who are on the other list. Does any of you know if there is an application that you can get for your phone where you can get jokes every day? If not, is there something you can join where they could be texted to your phone? If not, that's fine. I was just inquiring. It would be nice to have something sent every day just to have some laughter in these tough times. I used to subscribe many years ago to email lists but I don't do it anymore because I'm on the phone. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Someone suggested Google assistant but I'm not sure how to use that with an Apple device.

Shelly




Re: disability tel number?.

Armond <armond.logitech@...>
 

On 4/6/2020 5:01 AM, Billy Inglis wrote:
hi guys, Can you help? I need to contact Microsoft disability on the
telephone. Has anyone got the tel number?.


Re: House party for Shelley

Kerryn Gunness <k_gunness@...>
 


hi shellly and others
i downloaded it, but when i was setting the app up, after i type email address, user name etc
i saw a 54 page agreement, but no next or continue button?
what to do here?
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, April 6, 2020 4:25 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] House party for Shelley

Kerryn:


You can do it on either.  For Apple, it's in the app store and I think for android, it's in the google store.  If you are an Apple user, you would open app store and go to search and type in house party and it should come up and then you would hit get and it should download.  If you get it loaded, you can definitely contact me.

Shelly

On 4/5/2020 7:02 PM, Kerryn Gunness via groups.io wrote:

can i try it with any of u all?
which platform is it for, ios or android?
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, April 5, 2020 7:25 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] House party for Shelley

Kerryn:


House party is an app on your smart phone.  It's free and you can talk with 8 people or more at a time.  It's really cool and you can even play games with your family and friends.  My family has been using this since we are unable to get together during this time of crisis.

Shelly

On 4/5/2020 6:58 AM, Kerryn Gunness via groups.io wrote:

what is house party? is it for windows or for mobile?
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, April 5, 2020 2:28 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] House party for Shelley

Hi Shelley, I just downloaded house party end it looks like you have to add friends in order to invite them to a conversation from what I have gathered and I’m guessing next to the friend button, there will be an invite button to invite them to a conference. If you would like to try this, my link to add me is below.


disability tel number?.

Billy Inglis
 

hi guys, Can you help? I need to contact Microsoft disability on the
telephone. Has anyone got the tel number?.

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