I’m some what unique in that I’m in my mid-sixties and have not used a cell phone. I have a Captel phone that works out well and my wife has her cell phone so we make out. Also my current HA’s are 2012 and back then bluetooth/streaming was not yet mainstream. In any case I probably should just continue the above and save myself some serious money/additional gray hairs and not buy a smartphone. But heck what’s happens if my car breaks down while on the road and I don’t have a cell phone (that’s the line I heard way back when for a reason to get a cell phone) among other reasons. In any case maybe I should join the masses, blow some money on a smart phone, pay a carrier a monthly fee, insure my cell phone, and probably lose it within the first year. I’ve read on HT the pros and cons on iPhone vs Android so I’m up to speed on that issue. So my question is what should one do if they are leaning towards Apple but scared off by iPhone XR reviews. It seems Apple has come out with a semi-lemon per following comment,
"According to various consumer reviews, the iPhone XR suffers from a litany of performance and connectivity issues. In addition, frustrated customers have reported numerous electronic gremlins. The kicker is that AAPL is still working on solutions. Therefore, if you come across an issue, you must hope a third-party resource has your answer. Also the iPhone XR screen resolution is outdated for a $750 and I’ve read that Phonak Marvel (and maybe other HA’s) are not connecting with with the iPhone X models. Yikes I’m also hesitant to buy older iPhones because technology changes so quickly and (if I buy) I prefer a larger screen then standard cell phones.
So my brain tells me to stay away from the XR but if I purchase new HA say April/May this year should I have a phone (in hand) to make sure I have I have good phone connectivity, seamless streaming and reliable incoming/outgoing verbal communication? Or am I taking a chance just buying HA’s and using them the old fashion way and then come Sept. or later possibly buying a new iPhone that works the way it should.