| | 01-25-2013, 06:21 PM Thread Author #1
Need disabled friendly Blackberry model & themes? And tech help please!
I am a disabled person [relating to visually, mobility and dexterity impairments] seeking desperately needed and TIME SENSITIVE ADVICE.
I had used the old Blackberry OS 5.x and I LOVED IT for years! You could make fonts bigger & customize your home screen so easily that the apps I used were always at my fingertips, I never saw the ones I did not use and there was room in the middle for a photo. Now I MUST buy a new phone & I am going CRAZY with these new screens, everything moves [their is no locking - I asked the techs at RIM] the default being ALL of the applications displayed - NOT MY FAVORITES - nothing stays the same on the screen - it is maddening!
I don't understand MOST of what I read in these forums so try not to be too techie please in your response - I am a novice [actually just don't know the new technologies]. I need to replace my Blackberry & my service provider. Anyone have experience with Consumer Cellular as a provider? Their rates are GREAT! But I am worried that I won't have access to RIM Tech Support if I go with Consumer Cellular.
BTW - The only reason I am even thinking of buying a phone is because AT&T allowed my cellular identity to be stolen & it corrupted my Blackberry! Three months later and about 40 + hours of phone time, I have a Blackberry paperweight & I am DONE with AT&T!
I also need a theme that is easy to read & disabled friendly [theme text should be adustable or at least 10 pt type] - I have NEVER used a theme & am afraid I will screw things up. I don't really need a SMART PHONE but I need the keyboard as I am not as dexterous as I used to be - I must contact my husband by text & keep track of numerous appointments. I cannot use a "virtual keyboard". I don't use email - probably won't surf the net unless I need a phone # - I use it for making calls, texting, taking photos & keeping my calendar alarms.
If anyone READS THIS & either knows or who is mobility impaired, or disabled, could please respond to my posting with your
recommendation[s] for a Blackberry model that is DISABLED FRIENDLY [no touch screens -can't use] - BIGGER KEYS - backlit keyboard & CURRENTLY AVAILABLE.
Also, who is your FAVORITE SERVICE PROVIDER??
YOUR HELP & INPUT ON THIS TOPIC WOULD BE GRATEFULLY APPRECIATED !!! I am at my wits end. God bless.
Please respond if you can help. Thank you so very much for constructive assistance and advice.
My thanks in advance for your time and kind attention.