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  • 30. Re: can an iPhone speak the callers name?
    Matthew Morgan Level 7 Level 7 (22,555 points)

    So with a very minor change to the iPhones softwear it could announce the callers name.

     

     

    Perhaps.  You should let Apple know what you think.

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html

     

    In the mean time, I'd just go back to the Nokia.

     

    Matt

  • 31. Re: can an iPhone speak the callers name?
    cadplan Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    We have an N97 Mini but lost count now of the number of times it's been back to Nokia, the screen still rolls and the signal strength still poor, the iPhone is far superior for me.

  • 32. Re: can an iPhone speak the callers name?
    marhan31 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the link Matt.

    However I can see people have been requesting this feature as far back as Feb 2009, and possibly before that. I can only assume that Apple think they are so fantastic they don't need to give the customers what they want.

    There are 4 of us who got iPhones at work in December 2011, and 3 of us have now given up with the iPhone.

    Even simple tasks like adding a ring tone is a major event, and requires a computer!

    The best thing to do with an iPhone is sell it !

  • 33. Re: can an iPhone speak the callers name?
    marhan31 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry to learn of your faulty Nokia N97 mini. However just because your phone has a problem does not mean that iPhones are better, I can imagine there are hundreds of people out there that have faulty iPhones, and of course even your faulty Nokia has Caller Announce.

  • 34. Re: can an iPhone speak the callers name?
    Matthew Morgan Level 7 Level 7 (22,555 points)

    I can only assume that Apple think they are so fantastic they don't need to give the customers what they want.

     

     

    I'm not sure that's necessarily true.  No doubt customers have requested the feature, but probably there are other features that have been much more widely requested and that Apple has choosen to prioritize.

     

    Even simple tasks like adding a ring tone is a major event, and requires a computer!

    The best thing to do with an iPhone is sell it !

     

    It's worth remembering that the iPhone started out as a device that was meant to be synched with a computer that served as the repository for the various content, apps and everthing else on the iPhone.  Very much like a iPod.

     

    That's changning now with iCloud, but it's only a recent change.

     

    Matt

  • 35. Re: can an iPhone speak the callers name?
    cadplan Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    I am familiar with both handsets and quite frankly Nokia Symbian software is just plain poor. They used to be great phones, probably the best, but I guess Nokia just got compacent or something and let themselves be overtaken which may explain why they are where they are today. The market leaders seem to be Andoid right now so it will be interesting to see how Apple respond with the iPhone 5.

  • 36. Re: can an iPhone speak the callers name?
    marhan31 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Prioritize, well all I can say to that is since iPhone 2 people have requested it hundreds of times and my iPhone 4s still doesn't have the feature.

     

    It's worth remembering that the iPhone started out as a device that was meant to be synched with a computer that served as the repository for the various content, apps and everthing else on the iPhone.  Very much like a iPod.

    I have an iPod and I'm very happy with it. It does what I expected, and works very well. On the other hand, the iPhone seems to not fulfill it's name. If I need to synch, everything with a computer in order to use it, then I may as well just carry a computer with me. Other than the iPhone I'm not aware (but I could be wrong) of any other phone that HAS to be connected to a PC in order to make changes, add ring tones etc. Also lets not forget the original reason for my post which is iPhones can not do Caller Announce.

     

    As for iClould, it's an interesting idea, and for many it will work well. For me I do not wish my data to be held on a cloud somewhere in cyber space for Apple to possibly loose or for it to be hacked in to.

     

    Once again I thank you Matt for the link you sent, but I just don't have the time to wait for iPhone 10 to come along and give me back the features that I already had 5 years ago.

     

    Regards,

                   Marhan

  • 37. Re: can an iPhone speak the callers name?
    marhan31 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I like you are familiar with both handsets, and yes I have to agree the Symbian software is not good by todays standards, and yes I also agree that Nokia (once the world leaders in mobile phones) got complacent and didn't listen to customers needs.

    So I rest my case, Apple are now doing the same. They introduced the iPhone which took a leap forward, but now they seem to think that they don't need the customers input. Who knows maybe Nokia have learnt a valuable lesson and may one day be back at the top, or maybe Apple will listen to the needs of their customers.

    For the moment I have moved back to my N97 and find its short commings are less than my iPhone 4s.

     

    Regards,

                        Marhan

  • 38. Re: can an iPhone speak the callers name?
    Matthew Morgan Level 7 Level 7 (22,555 points)

     

     

    Once again I thank you Matt for the link you sent, but I just don't have the time to wait for iPhone 10 to come along and give me back the features that I already had 5 years ago.

     

     

    I'm not trying to convince you of anything or change your mind.  As I said in my other post - go with Nokia!

     

    But, whether you happen to like it or not, it seems a bit silly to talk about the iPhone as if it is a failed product or to suggest that 3 out 4 people will return their phone and that the best thing to do with an iPhone is to sell it.

     

    Matt

  • 39. Re: can an iPhone speak the callers name?
    marhan31 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    one last reply before I let this topic rest, to quote my own message:

    "There are 4 of us who got iPhones at work in December 2011, and 3 of us have now given up with the iPhone."

    I never said 3 out of 4 people would return their iPhones.

     

    Neither of us is going to convince the other about how good or bad iPhones are, only that for me it has been a disappointment.

     

    Regards,

                        Marhan

     

    PS. it still doesn't do caller announce

  • 40. Re: can an iPhone speak the callers name?
    Matthew Morgan Level 7 Level 7 (22,555 points)

    marhan31 wrote:

     

    one last reply before I let this topic rest, to quote my own message:

    "There are 4 of us who got iPhones at work in December 2011, and 3 of us have now given up with the iPhone."

    I never said 3 out of 4 people would return their iPhones.

     

     

    No, of course not.  I'm just suggesting that the unscientific sample you cite may not be representative of the entire iPhone user population.

     

     

    PS. it still doesn't do caller announce

     

    Indeed, not.  And if that's what you are looking for, I don't disagree that the iPhone will disappoint.

     

    Matt

  • 41. Re: can an iPhone speak the callers name?
    Fast1gt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I was all excited that US Cellular finally got the iPhone so we changed one Android over to an 5s.  I am very shocked and disappointed that there is no call announcer app.  I have over 4000 contacts for my business and the Android call announcer app worked Great announcing who was calling so I didn't need to look at my phone while driving.   If it didn't identify by name it would announce the number.  Sorry, but to me this is a very basic, needed function!

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