that's really great information Chip. I was just fixing to need to research them myself.
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tabi Digest Mon, 21 May 2012 Volume: 04 Issue: 100 In This Issue: [tabi] portible wifi hotspots ---------------------------------------------------------------------- From: "Allison and Chip Orange" <acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: [tabi] portible wifi hotspots Date: Mon, 21 May 2012 13:50:01 -0400 Hi all, Also, you always have the option of buying one of the portible wifihotspots. They have a cell modem at their heart, but they look like a smalldevice about the size of a deck of cards, and it allows up to 5 wifi connections. These can be funded like any of the prepaid phones (in fact, Virgin Mobile has perhaps the most popular model, called the My-fi). Youcan pay $20 for a 1gb connection which lasts 1 month. You can keep renewing it as desired, or let it sit in the closet most of the time, and only buy atop-up when you go on vacation. You also can buy a $10 top-up for twoweeks. No contracts, no obligations, and I think the price is around $100.You can buy top-up cards (and someone will have to enter the number from thecard), or you can create an account on their web site, and charge a top-up to your credit card (then, there's a processing fee of around $2).The VM my-fi is a 3g model, and TMobile offers one (slightly more expensive)which is a 4g model (so it's data connection is usually much faster). Itwill automatically make a 3g connection if a 4g connection isn't available.I think these are a much better idea for I-pads, I-pods, laptops, etc. sincethey offer flexibility for pricing, and will provide service for up to 5 people/devices.Walmart carries the VM my-fi, and has a special deal where you get twice theamount of data you top-up with, if you have bought your unit through a Walmart store or walmart.com (they can tell from its serial number). They also sell the TMobile unit, but only on walmart.com hth, Chip _____From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On BehalfOf Lynn Evans Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2012 10:49 PM To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [tabi] Re: Apps For The Blind And Visually Impaired: iPad/iPhone Apps AppList And there is an app that tells you where the wi-fi spots are, it's free!----- Original Message ----- From: Allison and <mailto:acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx> Chip OrangeTo: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2012 6:42 PM Subject: [tabi] Re: Apps For The Blind And Visually Impaired: iPad/iPhone Apps AppList Thanks Lynn (and Terri) for pointing out this alternative. If you havewifi, you can just buy the device you want, and use most of the useful apps.I think Allison is going to get the IPad and use it via wifi only so she doesn't have to get into a monthly plan just like Lynn. Chip _____From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On BehalfOf Lynn Evans Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2012 3:27 PM To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [tabi] Re: Apps For The Blind And Visually Impaired: iPad/iPhone Apps AppList Hello Jim and others interested in this thread: 1, which apple phone is the best for us to get?Why that would be the latest version that is out now? The question seems tobe should I hold off for the newest or latest and greatest model. When I bought my I Pad this past October I had no idea the newer model would becoming out this past March. Do I regret buying the I Pad II; no, not for a minute. I never had any device so accessible an easy to use right out of thebox. 2, is their one for OCR?I phones along with I Pads run apps short for applications. There is a basicset of apps that comes with each device; Email, contacts, calendar andcamera to name a few that are task specific. Other apps help you get at themusic and videos you download to your device. There is another app that lets you access the apps store. This lets you choose more apps, over 500,000 at last count, books, and movies to rent $4.99 or buy, and all kinds of music; a single cost 99 cents, and albums cost $7.99 and up.The price of apps can be free or anywhere from 99 cents an up. There are OCRapps but do not look for this one to be on the device when you buy. I know of one OCR app by Ai Squared that will let you take a picture of text andread the text. This app is made for folks like me who still have some usefulsight left. http://www.aisquared.com/blog/2011/04/zoomreader-is-here/ 3, what would be the monthly cost for the Apps and phone use?For the prices on apps see above and for the cost of staying connected I am over my head on this question. Hay guys with phones, what are you paying permonth?----- Original Message ----- From: K4NKZ Jim <mailto:k4nkz@xxxxxxxxxxx>To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Saturday, May 19, 2012 4:45 PM Subject: [tabi] Re: Apps For The Blind And Visually Impaired: iPad/iPhone Apps AppList thanks! for all this info! questions: 1, which apple phone is the best for us to get? 2, is their one for OCR? 3, what would be the monthly cost for the Apps and phone use? Have A Nice Day, From, K4NKZ Jim B.D.T.B. On 5/19/2012 2:52 PM, Lynn Evans wrote: This may be useful, I hope. http://appadvice.com/applists/show/apps-for-the-visually-impaired ------------------------------ End of tabi Digest V4 #100 ************************** This is the digest of the messages on TABI.if you see anyone asking for help or information, yes it is more trouble for you to answer when you're reading via the digest, but please consider taking the trouble to participate in the list and help the person who's asking. if everyone on the list simply just read the digest, we'd have no list at all.to answer a digest message, you will need to start a new message, addressed to tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx and copy into it some of the text from the message you're responding to (so that others will understand your response better).thank you.
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