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Phone for Visually and Hearing Impaired Gmail Contacts Sync

by aengineerdu / November 2, 2013 2:35 AM PDT

My wife would like to replace her adequate existing phone with one that allows her to sync her gmail contacts. I'm not sure that Android is required but know that it allows such syncing.

Her requirements:
* Large text display - her eyesight is adequate to drive, but she needs large text
* Large buttons to make number entry easy.
* Good volume - hearing aid compatible
* Gmail contacts sync - via USB syncing would be fine.
* Clamshell form factor desirable, but not firm requirement

Any suggestions or experience would be most welcome.

If I should be posting elsewhere please tell me.

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That's all well and good, but...
by Pepe7 / November 2, 2013 9:03 AM PDT

...which cellular carrier do you intend you use? Understand, the phones won't always work across the different carriers.

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We can shift carriers.
by aengineerdu / November 2, 2013 1:02 PM PDT

In our area, Philadelphia PA, Verizon, ATT and T-Mobile are the most likely. I'd greatly prefer an unlocked phone, but that's not necessary. At the moment my wife has Verizon.

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Whatever phone you end up with...
by Pepe7 / November 3, 2013 12:13 AM PDT
In reply to: We can shift carriers.

...always do your due diligence and use the trial period for any new carrier. This way you aren't stuck in a contract with less than ideal service. I see this happen frequently. Someone isn't happy w/ a phone and quickly switches providers, only to not pay attention to the trial period. It's often only 14 days, give or take.

I also suggest you find a carrier supported phone (don't worry about it being unlocked, since you don't seem like you have a valid need to switch). With very specific hearing impaired needs, it makes the most sense.

Have you tried actually visiting a corporate store in your area to see if anyone has any solutions locally? In major urban areas I have found this an easier ordeal with the selection/competition.

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Example of table @ ATT
by Pepe7 / November 2, 2013 9:05 AM PDT

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Keep an eye on Howards too.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 2, 2013 2:53 AM PDT
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