I was talking to Carol earlier and I mentioned that I think I have an advantage when it comes to typing on the iPhone. Thought I’d explain why I think that.
I remember the only time I looked at an iPhone when I could see. My friend had gotten one and I tried typing on it. It was really difficult to get my finger on the right place and it was really easy to tap the ‘e’ key when I wanted the ‘r’ key, for example.
With Voiceover, I trail over the letters with my left thumb and tap once with my right when I hear the key I want. It just seems to make the typing more accurate since I don’t have to tap in exactly the right location.
There are quite a few things that give me an advantage since I’m blind, now that I think of it. I’ll have to do a whole post on that someday. 🙂
There’s actually a few more things I should get down, since Steve had asked me about call quality and such. I didn’t have much time with it to really have an opinion, but I was on the phone with Carol for a bit today and I have to say the sound was much, much better.
I like to use my Bluetooth when I’m on a long call so I paired my old headset to the iPhone today. The pairing was easy as pie and it sounds a lot better than it did with the Dash.
With the Dash, I would constantly have a clicking noise. I wear the Bluetooth in my right ear and my left ear would have the strangest feeling when I was on a call. I got used to it eventually and can’t even describe the sensation and the noise, but that’s completely gone now with the iPhone.
Carol sounded better and she said I sounded better.
I have yet to drop a call and I actually made quite a few calls today. Everything sounds better and happens faster with the iPhone. I’m sure I’ll have more to report on as I go along.
Georgie has an iPhone with AT & T and her calls constantly drop, so I really think it’s going to come down to carrier and not necessarily the iPhone. Since we’ve only seen the iPhone with AT & T for so long now, it’ll be interesting to see if there are less complaints. Although I know other Carriers in Canada have the iPhone, so I wonder if there have been complaints about call quality there.
I got my ESPN text alerts straightened out. They weren’t coming through and I tried re-entering my phone number on the site, but the confirmation text didn’t come through. I called and they switched my carrier and now I’m getting baseball texts again. All is right with the world. 😉