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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
>
> 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
 

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@windstream.net> 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

Brian K. Lingard
 

Dear Carolyn & List:

In UUSA, ask your friend to phone (800) MOT-OROLA (800) 668-6752. That is Motorola. They sell mail order or can recommend a local dealer.
Brian K. Lingard

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: December 10, 2018 20:47
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

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, 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@windstream.net> 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

Famous, whether or not the asking price for Kapsys 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: question about duolingo

Shelly Kane
 

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: SAMSUNG FOLDER2

Onwardbob
 

Hi, I am also interested in some hands on info if you wouldn't mind passing
it along...thanks

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Monte Single
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2018 7:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] SAMSUNG FOLDER2

Well friend if you stay out of trouble as a sportstator you must not be a
betting man.
Thanks,
Monte

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: December-10-18 9:06 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] SAMSUNG FOLDER2

Monte, one of my many dear sisters has a Samsung Folder2 and loves it to
pieces! But, shh, don't tell her I said that, just laugh!

I will send her a short note and then connect both of you for a private chat
on the subject matter. Hopefully I can get it all done by tomorrow at the
latest. Presently, I'm tied up with both basketball and Monday night
football--helps me stay out of trouble!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

Victor
 

You might be right about some of these phones with keypad is not gaining any traction. I think the cited world has embraced touch screens and they see no need for keypads. We blind people will eventually have to adapt to that as I don’t think adaptive phones will be around for very long. Phones with physical keyboard will soon be a thing of the past. If you want that kind of phone, you will probably have to resort to eBay or some other auction site. Even then, that phone might not be compatible with your carrier. Sometimes we just have to do the work, break a sweat and learn new things. Whether it’s android or iOS, people can learn to use the touchscreens. Blind people should not be afraid of them.

Victor

On Dec 10, 2018, at 7:26 PM, Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc. <ukekearuaro@valtdnet.com> wrote:

Victor, I may be wrong on this, but I think that Blackberry came out first
with phones that have keypads. If memory serves, there seem to be two such
phones from Blackberry. I don't believe these phone offerings have too much
traction even in the mainstream. Far too often, they are available for sale
at giveaway prices.

I do understand why many folks may want a toy with a keypad; I never thought
I would part with my Nokia N86--remember that one? It was for me the best
toy I thought I ever had. Oh well, no tutorials, no teachers, no show &
tell; I grabbed a Samsung toy, it fitted snugly in my hands and my tinkering
fingers went to work. Four days later following procurement, I shocked
myself when I sent my first text message on a touchscreen toy.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado




Re: SAMSUNG FOLDER2

Monte Single
 

Well friend if you stay out of trouble as a sportstator you must not be a
betting man.
Thanks,
Monte

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: December-10-18 9:06 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] SAMSUNG FOLDER2

Monte, one of my many dear sisters has a Samsung Folder2 and loves it to
pieces! But, shh, don't tell her I said that, just laugh!

I will send her a short note and then connect both of you for a private chat
on the subject matter. Hopefully I can get it all done by tomorrow at the
latest. Presently, I'm tied up with both basketball and Monday night
football--helps me stay out of trouble!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Victor, I may be wrong on this, but I think that Blackberry came out first
with phones that have keypads. If memory serves, there seem to be two such
phones from Blackberry. I don't believe these phone offerings have too much
traction even in the mainstream. Far too often, they are available for sale
at giveaway prices.

I do understand why many folks may want a toy with a keypad; I never thought
I would part with my Nokia N86--remember that one? It was for me the best
toy I thought I ever had. Oh well, no tutorials, no teachers, no show &
tell; I grabbed a Samsung toy, it fitted snugly in my hands and my tinkering
fingers went to work. Four days later following procurement, I shocked
myself when I sent my first text message on a touchscreen toy.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: SAMSUNG FOLDER2

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Monte, one of my many dear sisters has a Samsung Folder2 and loves it to
pieces! But, shh, don't tell her I said that, just laugh!

I will send her a short note and then connect both of you for a private chat
on the subject matter. Hopefully I can get it all done by tomorrow at the
latest. Presently, I'm tied up with both basketball and Monday night
football--helps me stay out of trouble!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: SAMSUNG FOLDER2

Monte Single
 

Hi Caroline,


Would you forward my message to your friend on the opticon list?
Thanks,
Monte

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carolyn Arnold
Sent: December-10-18 7:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] SAMSUNG FOLDER2

I had one, but it was one of the first in the country last September. I had
to return it, because it did not have Voice Assist. The lady at the phone
store loaded TalkBack, since I was familiar with it. It would not stay, in
that whenever the phone went off, and I brought it back, no TalkBack. I do
know a lady on the Optacon list who got one last February and she really,
really likes hers.

Best regards,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2018 6:19 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] SAMSUNG FOLDER2

Hi listers,

I am looking for info on the Samsung Folder2 phone.

Would like to talk with people who are using this phone.

Thanks,

Monte



Mil to; mrsingle@sasktel.net


Re: Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

Carolyn Arnold
 

The buttons were on my Folder 2. It could be that I needed the thing to talk long enough for me to get used to it.

Best regards,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2018 7:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

I don't think the slower reaction has anything to do with buttons versus touch screen. Buttons are usually on feature phones, not smart phones. Feature phones have much slower processors than smart phones. Pushing a button completes a circuit. There should be no difference between that and however touch screens cause the equivalent.

I'm not sure just what you are referring to by clumsiness but the speed issue is not related to buttons. After all, every key on a computer keyboard is actually the equivalent of a button on a phone. They are all switches.

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

From: Victor <mailto:victorelawrence@gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2018 6:08 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io <mailto: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@windstream.net <mailto:4carolyna@windstream.net> > 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>
[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 <mailto: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

Carolyn Arnold
 

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@windstream.net> 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: SAMSUNG FOLDER2

Carolyn Arnold
 

I had one, but it was one of the first in the country last
September. I had to return it, because it did not have Voice
Assist. The lady at the phone store loaded TalkBack, since I
was familiar with it. It would not stay, in that whenever
the phone went off, and I brought it back, no TalkBack. I do
know a lady on the Optacon list who got one last February
and she really, really likes hers.

Best regards,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2018 6:19 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] SAMSUNG FOLDER2

Hi listers,

I am looking for info on the Samsung Folder2 phone.

Would like to talk with people who are using this phone.

Thanks,

Monte



Mil to; mrsingle@sasktel.net


Help Needed with a deleting problem

rhonda
 

            Good day listers.
I Need some help.
Everytime I delete an item from my desktop computer It keeps reappearing.
Even if I try to permanently delete and bypass the recycle bin it also comes back.
I am using Windows Vista.
What is wrong and what to do to solve the problem?
I Thank you in advance.
Psalm 118:24
This is the day the Lord has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it
(KJV)
 
'If you pray about it,
 don't worry about it.
 If you're going to worry about it,
 don't pray about it.
Because it is all in the divine order.

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Re: Kapsys SmartVision 2 cell phone

Gene
 

I don't think the slower reaction has anything to do with buttons versus touch screen.  Buttons are usually on feature phones, not smart phones.  Feature phones have much slower processors than smart phones.  Pushing a button completes a circuit.  There should be no difference between that and however touch screens cause the equivalent. 
 
I'm not sure just what you are referring to by clumsiness but the speed issue is not related to buttons.  After all, every key on a computer keyboard is actually the equivalent of a button on a phone.  They are all switches.
 
Gene. 

----- Original Message -----
From: Victor
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2018 6:08 PM
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

Victor
 

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@windstream.net> 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







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