I’m one of those rare animals that has never used a cell phone for two reasons. Profound hearing loss and HA’s that were issued in 2012. Fast forward 2019. It appears now most phone users actually text more often then actually talk on phone. So I need to make a decision if I want to buy smart phone (iPhone 7 plus $500), add a carrier service/monthly charge and stream calls directly to new HA’s. (Marvel - Evoke) Or buy a flip phone that allows me just to text and hopefully adjust apps on my future HA’s. I’m assuming flip phones have bluetooth capability and can tie in with new HA’s for adjustments.
From what I’ve read on HT verbal communication/connection between new HA’s and smart phones isn’t always 100%. And that’s on both ends of the phone call (caller and receiver). So throw in my “profound hearing” loss, the fact that wireless connections don’t always work as planned and the monthly cost of a smart phone connection - am I better going the “flip phone” route and mainly text or upgrading to an iPhone 7 plus and roll the dice. Yea - I’m going to throw this question at my Audi - but feedback from board would be appreciated.