I’ve been shopping for a replacement for my Blackberry, which has always (4 years) worked well with my iCom and Phonak aids. It’s just too slow and limited anymore.(MAUM - a couple of the Blackberries and several other brands offer hard (pushbutton) QWERTY keyboards as well as the touchscreen keyboard, if that’s what you need.)
I tried a Samsung Captivate 2 years ago and had a dreadful time with all the keystrokes, camera button, etc. beeping in and activating my iCom.
Yesterday I tried iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy, and HTC One in the ATT Store. (Did you know you can go in and Bluetooth pair your phone up to the display models to try out the features, sound; even make a local call?). All of them worked well for phone and music, but I had to crank them to max volume, even in the store, to get near my normal volume I get from the Blackberry at half power.
Anybody have suggestions on phones with stronger amplification through the iCom?
I’m going back tomorrow to try some others, including the Blackberry, but will probably wait to check the iPhone 5 on the 21st.
Oh, Phonak’s website link to iCom-compatible cell phones mostly says, “Your phone is fully compatible with iCom” for the models I checked, but for the iPhones only says, “Your phone supports iCom.” Anybody know what that’s about?