[tabi] Article On Verizon's Sam Sung Phone

  • From: "Sila Miller" <silam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2010 17:20:54 -0400


Verizon Customers, Welcome to Heaven!

by Walter Gramza

It's finally here! An affordable, fully accessible phone from Verizon
Wireless.  As of July 29th, 2010, Verizon Wireless has available in its
stores a phone for blind and visually impaired persons which is fully
audible via Nuance speech.

There is no extra charge for the speech package, as it is already installed in the phone and ready for use out of the box. It is important to note here
that when you go to the store, please make sure that you tell the person
assisting you to be sure to turn on the voices called read outs, located
under settings, then sounds, and down to voices. The six items to be turned
on are:

 1.. Menu read out

 2.. digit read out

 3.. alert read out

 4.. flip open and talk

 5.. text message read out

 6.. full read out
In order for the phone to be audible these features need to be turned on.

Placing a Call
You can enter the contact list by pushing the right soft key in the upper
right hand corner of the phone and then arrow through the contacts or by
pressing the letter of the contact you wish to call.  For example, "v" for
Verizon Wireless. Then you can hit ok to view the contact information and
hit send to place a call.

You can enter into your call list of choice which are: 1. missed calls, 2.
dialed calls, 3. answered calls, 4. all calls.  After entering any one of
the lists, you can edit the list and if desired, delete the specific name
and number within the list.

You can find out how much battery strength you have, signal strength, and
how many messages, voice mails, missed calls, you have. You can use the
alarm clock, set a time audibly, use the calculator, tip calculator, and
send and read texts.

In short, you are prompted through every one of the functions you are
performing. You can even ask it to call someone provided that they are in
the contact list.

A Braille manual is available through Samsung. Remember, when you go to
Verizon Wireless you'll need to get the hex number, which they can give you.
You then call Samsung at 888-987-4357 and provide them with this number
along with your address and it will take about one month to receive the
manual.

You can also purchase an extended battery which lasts one and one half times
longer than the standard battery.  This is best as any phone with speech
uses more battery power and shortens the life of the battery. By having the
extended battery it should bring you through the day safely. I always make
it a habit to charge the phone each night so that I begin a new day, the
phone also begins a new day as well. When you put the phone into the base
charger it says "charging." When the phone is charged it says "charge
complete."

If you are a Verizon Wireless customer and are eligible for an upgrade, you can get the phone for free. If you want to start a new contract with Verizon
Wireless, you get the phone for $40.00 complete with speech software
included.

If anyone would like assistance in learning the functions of the phone, they
may contact me via email at:
wgramza1@xxxxxxxxxxxx

I hope that you will go and get this phone seeing that this is the only
other phone outside of the 3gs iPhone by apple that is accessible with step
by step prompts throughout the entire phone.

Let's show Verizon how grateful we are for a well planned phone by taking
advantage of such a great item.

Article Source:
Matilda Ziegler Magazine for the Blind


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