[macvoiceover] Re: terminating calls on the iphone

Oh, right! I forgot about the call-back option.  Thanks for the reminder.

Cheers,

Donna

 

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Subject: [macvoiceover] Re: terminating calls on the iphone

 

Hello Donna and all:

 

Hmm, sounds like the remedy to all of this is getting an iphone and
practicing answering calls. And, since you have such a large family, enlist
there assistance (smile). 

 

The double tap does work though it is a bit of  trial and error though the
error is minimal (smile). Unlocking the phone though is not difficult. And,
if you miss the call, the call back feature is pretty sweet (smile). The
number will appear on your phone and you will have an option to call them
back with the press of a button. Now, I know that feature is not unique to
the iphone though I must admit I was excited to find that button while just
exploring the screen. 

 

That is why Shane's podcast is so cool. It gives you the encouragement to
look around the screen and discover and there are a few nice things to find.

 

Enjoy!

On Jun 29, 2009, at 7:38 AM, Donna Goodin wrote:





Actually, when I was in the Apple Store, I thought that typing was much
easier than I'd expected.  Nah, the thing that worries me the most is this
issue of answering and ending calls, as I know I'll be doing a lot of that
over the weekend.
Cheers,
Donna

-----Original Message-----
From: David Poehlman <david.poehlman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2009 6:48 AM
To: macvoiceover@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [macvoiceover] Re: terminating calls on the iphone

Your biggest hurdle will be typing on that damnable keyboard although  
it's probably about as easy as it can be under the circumstances.  you  
can use voice controll though which should simplify things a good deal.

On Jun 28, 2009, at 11:16 PM, patrickneazer wrote:

Hello Donna and all:

Six brothers and sisters? The first thing you might need is more  
minutes (wink).

I am not an expert though if you are unsure about how this thing might  
work and whether or not it is for you, see if you can lay your hands  
on one if you have not already. Second, give a listen to Shane  
Jackson's podcast number 3 ... if you have not done so already. It is  
an excellent introduction and is enough both to get you started and  
adventurous (smile).

There are a few things to get used to. If you are used to typing on a  
nokia or similar phone the virtual keyboard might be a little  
disorienting at first. However, if you have a good working knowledge  
of the typing keyboard (which I am guessing you do) then it grows on  
you with time. In addition, learning how to do the "flick" sounds  
weird though those sorts of gestures make the iphone both really cool  
to use and easy. You may think you look really silly using the  
gestures (I did) though they will become your bread and butter (smile).

If you are reasonably good at navigating itunes, setting it up should  
go smoothly. If you do get it, set it up before you leave so in case  
something goes not according to plan you have time to reach the nice  
people at AT&T ... and I do mean nice people. They were quite helpful  
when I buzzed them with a few questions.

I will stop writing now because I have gone on too long and others  
will chime in with there thoughts ...

Go for it ... you will enjoy it thoroughly. Just be careful ... loss  
of sleep do to enjoyment may be the result of this purchase.

Oh, and the fun thing about it, if you cannot get it all figured out  
you can have the family pitch in on your vacation. With voiceover on,  
they can see what you can see. The only difference, which you probably  
know already, is that when voiceover is activated the gestures are  
different. So, with someone watching over your shoulder and your  
iphone grasp tightly in your hand you can pick up a few useful tricks.

Do not bother to curve your enthusiasm (smile)
On Jun 28, 2009, at 10:39 PM, Donna Goodin wrote:




All right, mr. Dive-in-and-take-the plunge! *smile*

 

So, how much time do I need to get proficient on this thing.  When  

we travel to visit the family, we end up making a *lot of calls.  My  

husband has six brothers and sisters, and planning even the most  

insignifcant event seems to require at least 40 calls bakck and  

forth to different sibs.  So, my concern is that I'll get down there  

and have to answer and make calls, and not have a clue how to do  

it.  What do I need to know to be up and running when our car pulls  

out of the driveway in four days.?

Cheers,

Donna

 

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] On Behalf Of patrickneazer

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Subject: [macvoiceover] Re: terminating calls on the iphone

 

Hello Donna and all:

 

Good heavens (smile). Why wait (wink). Just think how much fun you  

will have calling people from your Iphone over the holiday weekend.  

You can send your first text message telling people that you wish  

they were here and you can even take a snapshot of the  

surroundings ... camera works great. Captured my first picture and  

now that picture is the photo that pops up when they call. Not  

everyone will think that is useful or practical though I do (smile).  

The picture came out pretty well ... impress your friends.

 

I am an NPR fan and my Niece already got her little hands around the  

Iphone (smile). I was close by and she could not do more damage to  

the phone than I could. Currently, I think she will enjoy the other  

phone better ... has Mobile TV on it and she is a fan of the Cartoon  

network (smile).

 

OK, enough family history though I will finish by saying given that  

I can listen to tunes while on a call my aversion to headphones is  

giving way. This gadget just might cause changes in thinking (wink).

 

Run out and get one today ... who knows ... you buying one might put  

Keith over the edge (smile). Keith, you are next (smile).

On Jun 28, 2009, at 10:10 AM, Donna Goodin wrote:

 

 

Good morning, Patrick,

 

Well, it's good to know I'm not the only one who doesn't like  

wearing headphones. And I have to say, if my poor brain can handle  

the multitasking, it'd be cool to listen to music while on a call. I  

think your messages have been successful, the urge to run out and  

try it is growing stronger by the moment. I imagine I'll have to  

succumb soon, but can't decide whether to do it now, and be learning  

to use it while on our 4th of July pilgrimage to visit the fam, or  

wait till after we get back.

 

BTW, re your niece, don't know if you're an NPR fan, but they had an  

amusing segment on All Things Considered a few weeks back about  

people's kids, nieces etc getting hold of their electronic toys. One  

of the stories featured someone whose toddler niece did manage to  

get hold of the iphone. I wouldn't recommend it! *smile*

Cheers,

Donna

 

From: patrickneazer <patrickneazer@xxxxxxx>

Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2009 9:55 AM

To: macvoiceover@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Subject: [macvoiceover] Re: terminating calls on the iphone

 

Good morning Donna and all:

 

Beware I also have an aversion to wearing headphones. Though I must  

confess I found myself on a call with the Ipod playing in the  

background. If the sound quality of the Iphone's ipod was not so  

good I might have turned it off. Instead, I found myself enjoying  

both the music and the call. Never thought it would happen though it  

might happen again (smile).

 

Even if that does not appeal to you ... run out and try it. Once you  

pick it up it is contagious (wink).

 

 

On Jun 28, 2009, at 9:44 AM, Donna Goodin wrote:

 

 

I guess I'm just going to have to try this out, it's really hard to  

picture! *smile* But, it's good to year yours and Cheryl's  

assurances that this can be done. I don't know why I have such an  

aversion to headphones, but I really dislike wearing them, unless  

I'm listening to music or something like that. And, we don't have a  

land line, so frequently I'll go running across the house to  

wherever I happened to have left my phone. It's nice to just be able  

to hit that left soft key and be on the call.

 

So, thanks for the feeddback, I will keep my enthusiasm for getting  

an IPhone alive! :)

Best,

Donna

 

From: patrickneazer <patrickneazer@xxxxxxx>

Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2009 2:23 AM

To: macvoiceover@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Subject: [macvoiceover] Re: terminating calls on the iphone

 

Good morning Donna and all:

 

Donna. You can relight your enthusiasm for getting an Iphone  

(smile). It is not a requirement to have a head set on to answer or  

hang up from calls. You can do both quite nicely without the  

headset. I had to get used to the reality that moving the Iphone  

toggles the speaker phone. It was not an annoyance just a little  

surprising at first (wink). My niece thought it was pretty cool  

(smile). Now to keep her from running off with it. Is there an app  

for that?

 

 

On Jun 27, 2009, at 9:50 PM, Donna Goodin wrote:

 

 

Hi all,

 

As one who doesn't yet have an iphone, the problem is this issue of  

requiring a headset.  I don't *want to *have to wear a head set to  

use this phone.  Apple really needs to address this.  I was really  

hot about getting the iphone, now I'm pulling back.  If I can't  

answer and end a call unless I'm wearing headphones, this isn't a  

phone I'm ever going to buy.

Best,

Donna

 

 

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Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2009 1:51 PM

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Subject: [macvoiceover] Re: terminating calls on the iphone

 

The iphone headset that comes with the phone has a microphone afaik

 

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Subject: [macvoiceover] Re: terminating calls on the iphone

From: "Marco" <news@xxxxxxxxxxx>

Date: 27/06/2009 19:22

 

I thought that the 3GS came with a ear bud set with a mic on the cord.

My

nokia phone has this on the ear buds and it works great for answering

and

ending calls as well as talking handsfree.

 

Maybe it is under the accessories page that apple has under

apple.com/accessibility.

 

I've not checked out this sight yet but maybe it might have  

suggestions

for

accessibility devices that will make your IPhone experience even

better.

 

Marco

 

 

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Sent: June 27, 2009 8:42 AM

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Subject: [macvoiceover] Re: terminating calls on the iphone

 

I don't want to put in those earbuds for every call or walk around

with the earbuds on all the time in case somebody calls me.

So if I can't hear voiceover say "answer" and "end call"

I  just double tap until it answers or hangs up. Usually, though not

always, it will eventually hang up

anyway. A couple of times I haven't managed to answer till the third  

or

fourth ring but I haven't actually missed a call this way yet. What we

probably need is an independent way to turn up voiceover without  

having

to

get it to talk to turn it up. I wonder: if you had a real headset with

the

microphone built on instead of just the earbuds, is there an auto-

answer

setting? Or could you get a headset with an answer button on the

headset?

These might be options if you didn't mind wearing a headset all the

time,

though I think I'd rather not do this.

 

 

--

Cheryl

 

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