Why does everyone whisper and mumble on phones nowadays?
August 29, 2012 8:57 AM Subscribe
Please help me with recommendations for a mobile/cell phone for my hard of hearing Father in Law.
posted by wwax to technology (4 answers total)
My Father in Law is at the bitching about why the whole world is mumbling and whispering stage of hearing loss and is having a very hard time using his cell/mobile phone.
He won't look at phones aimed specifically at people with reduced hearing, not that there are that many of them, and insists that his phones just won't go loud enough and must have bad quality speakers and his hearing is fine.
We need to find him a more main stream phone that has very clear reception and that we can crank up to a nice loud volume for him. We can also go in and tweak any settings to help as needed.
Preferences in that it is really easy to use and without too many features, this is a man who still gets excited and amazed when people text each other around him, so all the phone needs to do is make calls simply and be loud.
Bonus points if it can use T-Mobile prepaid and he can just slip his SIM card in or be easy to hack, or what ever the young people today call it, so that it can use T-Mobile prepaid.