[fcb-l] Fw: -announce] Fully Accessible Verizon Phone
Patricia A. Lipovsky
plipovsky at cfl.rr.com
Mon Sep 13 22:24:16 GMT 2010
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> Samsung Haven
> Wel check this out from this week's Matilda Ziegler magazine.
> Contributor Walter Gramza - Samsung Haven Phone from Verizon
> 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 information 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 will need assistance in learning the functions of
> the phone, they may contact me via email at:
> wgramza1 at verizon.net.
> 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.
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