Off topic -- Mobile accessibility V Talx
igueths at comcast.net
igueths at comcast.net
Thu Jan 1 19:50:03 EST 2004
Well in that case Nextel is your friend do to the reason that they use a
Satnet. The only problem as far as I know with that is the price.
From: Alex Snow alex_snow at gmx.net
Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2004 18:21:04 -0500
To: speakup at braille.uwo.ca
Subject: Re: Off topic -- Mobile accessibility V Talx
this is one of the reasons I haven't looked seriously into a cell
phone. I get *no* signal in my house. you have to walk almost half way
down the street to get any kind of signal at all and it's week.
Jan 01, 2004 at 08:56:32AM -0600, Kenny Hitt wrote:
> Hi. Just because you don't travel doesn't mean you shouldn't be
> concerned about roming. When I used ATT, I had to get a plan that
> allowed free roming because the signal for ATT was really bad in my
> house. I started out with a plan that wouldn't allow the phone to rome
> but this kept me from using the phone when I wanted it most. You might
> want to make sure your phone can't rome or ask sighted friends to read
> the phone's screen in the places you use it most to make sure it isn't
> roming. If you have weak signal, the phone will try to rome to a tower
> with better signal.
> Hope this helps.
> On Thu, Jan 01, 2004 at 06:30:13AM -0500, Chuck Hallenbeck wrote:
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> > Hi Tommy,
> > Thanks much, but I have asked my local provider to get a braille
> > manual from Nokia for me, and they tell me it is on the way. I
> > decided to go through my local provider so that they become aware
> > of the gestures toward accessibility that Nokia has adopted.
> > I am glad to know of your experience with the 5165. It is my
> > first cell phone, and I continue to be happy with it, although
> > following this thread it is clear there are important functions I
> > cannot so far perform, such as detecting battery level. I am not
> > worried about the roaming alert since I do not travel much these
> > days.
> > Chuck
> > PS: Happy New Year to all
> > On Thu, 1 Jan 2004, Tom Moore wrote:
> > > Hi Chuck.
> > > I have this phone and it works really nice for me.
> > > I suggest downloading the manual if you can, and if you can't find it
let me know and I'll send it to you in text format.
> > > You can use some of the menu functions if you memorize the numbers to
hit after pressing the menu key to access certain functions.
> > > You can change the ring, change the volume of the ring and set the
security codes on the phone as well as other things.
> > >
> > > I'm actually in the market myself for a newer phone so seeing the
topic come up on the list is a good thing...
> > > Can any of these phones that have been mentioned be plugged in to a
laptop for mobile internet access while on the go??
> > >
> > > Tommy
> > - --
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> > In a world without Fences or Walls no one needs Windows or Gates.
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