Thanks Sila! I wonder why they don't know about the LG Rumor; I thought it had been out and speaking for almost a year (if I recall). Chip ------------------------------ Chip Orange Database Administrator Florida Public Service Commission Chip.Orange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (850) 413-6314 (Any opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Florida Public Service Commission.) >-----Original Message----- >From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf >Of Sila Miller >Sent: Friday, September 10, 2010 5:21 PM >To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >Subject: [tabi] Article On Verizon's Sam Sung Phone > > >> 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 > > >Check out the TABI resource web page at >http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI >and please make suggestions for new material. > > > >if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web >interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject. Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.