1. Vandesa1's Avatar
    My husband has some short term memory loss and has difficulty using his Samsung Intercept, which was an upgrade from a flip phone. He is having some success with the iPad, and it's a real confidence builder. We're going to pay Sprint to bail out early and get him a Verizon account. If we stay with Sprint, our only option is to pay retail for the phone or wait 18 months for an upgrade. anyway, I have high hopes that the voice activation features will give him lots of opportunity to be successful. The video clips make it look very encouraging.
    10-09-2011 07:42 PM
  2. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    There have been quite a few reviewers that have said it functions the same, if not better than what we saw on the keynote and the preview video...i find that to be quite encouraging for now until i can get my hands on it myself. Many of the big bloggers who were at the keynote said, after having a chance to use it, that it was both fluid and intuitive beyond what they even expected after watching the keynote.
    10-09-2011 07:51 PM
  3. StarrWulfe's Avatar
    If it's even 5% better than the Siri app that was available before Apple's purchase of the company, then it will definitely be good and easy to use. You'll simply be able to ask a question just like you would to another person in the room.
    10-09-2011 09:58 PM
  4. ivan1.ruiz's Avatar
    It seems very solid and you should not worry about Siri. The iPhone 4S is an amazing device no mater what other people say
    10-09-2011 10:00 PM
  5. verwon's Avatar
    If I were you, I'd try explaining this issue to Sprint. They can be very helpful and understanding about such things, so you may be able to get an early upgrade.

    They have been known to go above and beyond to help existing customers, who are in good standing.


    Mistress of Mischief
    10-09-2011 10:05 PM
  6. FightOn2001's Avatar
    If I were you, I'd try explaining this issue to Sprint. They can be very helpful and understanding about such things, so you may be able to get an early upgrade.

    They have been known to go above and beyond to help existing customers, who are in good standing.


    Mistress of Mischief
    Also, Sprint has a buyback program that you might be able to use toward the cost of the new phone. By the time you pay your ETF it might be worthwhile.
    10-09-2011 10:18 PM
  7. Vandesa1's Avatar
    Thank you all for your replies. I had hoped that Sprint might understand the situation; however, after explaining it to three people today, I was given absolutely no encouragement that they would be willing to make an exception, and with memory issues, every day counts. We don't have the luxury to "keep checking back." If we like the iPhone as much as I think we will, I may opt for an early out as well, and I've been a Sprint customer for a long time.
    10-09-2011 10:20 PM
  8. verwon's Avatar
    Thank you all for your replies. I had hoped that Sprint might understand the situation; however, after explaining it to three people today, I was given absolutely no encouragement that they would be willing to make an exception, and with memory issues, every day counts. We don't have the luxury to "keep checking back." If we like the iPhone as much as I think we will, I may opt for an early out as well, and I've been a Sprint customer for a long time.
    Call and tell them you're canceling, insist they get someone in retentions on the phone.


    Mistress of Mischief
    10-09-2011 11:10 PM
  9. tnrambler's Avatar
    Call and tell them you're canceling, insist they get someone in retentions on the phone.


    Mistress of Mischief
    I concur. Retentions should be able to help you out here if anyone can.
    10-09-2011 11:14 PM
  10. kfreemanii's Avatar
    i believe it will be easy to use. that is apple for you. the advertisement is really motivating.
    10-10-2011 01:49 AM
  11. xlipstickandbruisesx's Avatar
    It should be very easy to use but Sprint should not and will not give you an early upgrade, especially if you still have 18 months left on your contract because you just upgraded a couple of months ago and while the phone he is using now isn't for him he had 30 days to try it and return it and he didn't. I really don't mean to sound insensitive but I would look into selling your old phone on CL to offset the cost or just cancel the one line and pay the eft and then re-open a new line and get the discounted price on the phone and it would be cheaper than paying for a new phone outright. Now if you don't recieve good reception where you're at that's another story and I would consider jumping to another company but if the only reason is because they won't let you upgrade again because you just did 4 months ago and you're still going to have to pay the EFT to go to another company you might consider staying with them and doing one of the options I listed above. Good luck with everything and I hope it works well for him
    Last edited by xoxospecialk; 10-10-2011 at 08:29 AM.
    10-10-2011 02:16 AM
  12. ilwhana's Avatar
    Siri is very easy to use, but you have to memorize all the voice commands.

    Instructions:

    Press and hold the physical Home button to open Siri.
    Once Siri has opened, ask a question or ask Siri to perform a task such as emailing or texting.
    If you requested Siri to do something such as send an email or text, Siri will show you a draft of the proposed message before it is sent. To send the message, press the microphone icon at the bottom of the screen and say send.

    List of All Siri Voice Commands
    10-10-2011 02:23 AM
  13. Timhewitt's Avatar
    Actually you don't need to memorize a list of commands. Siri was respond to many different ways to perform the same task. You speak English, Siri will do what you ask if she can.

    The list of commands gives you things she can do, not command syntax
    10-10-2011 02:36 AM
  14. DrewBear's Avatar
    Actually you don't need to memorize a list of commands. Siri was respond to many different ways to perform the same task. You speak English, Siri will do what you ask if she can.

    The list of commands gives you things she can do, not command syntax
    Exactly! That is very different from the list of very specific Android Voice commands.
    10-10-2011 02:54 AM
  15. MustangLife's Avatar
    There are some more links I think for the Siri app. Apple has there own YouTube account with new ios5 features uploaded in video form. Here is a link. I haven't even looked through there vids but maybe they have something new posted

    10-10-2011 02:58 AM
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