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post #41 of 50 (permalink) Old 13-06-2019, 20:45 Thread Starter
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I'm not smart enough for a smart phone ☎ the old gas operated one's were the best 😁.
If only I could speak Polish I would be OK. My Orange is brilliant for my use, but to book roaming with them or ask anything it takes a month of Sunday's to get an English speaking operator.

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I'm not smart enough for a smart phone ☎ the old gas operated one's were the best 😁.
If only I could speak Polish I would be OK. My Orange is brilliant for my use, but to book roaming with them or ask anything it takes a month of Sunday's to get an English speaking operator.
Rubbish! Your pretty good with technology these days. You work several computers, a kindle, produce videos and stuff. Smart phones are no different to using a kindle or tablet really and not really complicated to use.

They are handy as people say. Mines quite an old iPhone and I only use it for emails, and quick searches for stuff on the internet but they can be handy when away in the van for all sorts of things. People even use them as sat navs (I prefer a proper sat nav), searching for aires, stellplatz etc using special apps and of course they can be used as a mifi hot spot. They are so big now though that you may well find that you can do most stuff on the phone and dont even need to connect a laptop or tablet.

Why do you have to book roaming? I dont have to do anything with Vodafone it just works in any country and they dont seem to limit it in anyway. That could all change sadly though if we leave the EU.


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First report, I have posted off the sim.

Second the Germans call mobiles a HANDY which is a very good description don't you thinkI

Third, maybe the phone I have in the draw is not a very good example, I just can't get on with it (a freebie a friend have me).

Four. Are the apps on the handy different to the ones I have on the Kindle?
I find it hard enough looking at pictures of the places on the Kindle must need a magnifier for a handy.

Fifth. I am sitting outside being eaten be thunder flies (thrips) so unfortunately have to retire to indoors.😡

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I think most phones allow you to set the size of text etc and you can easily zoom in on stuff by pinching the screen. I think you would have to have a play with a few to experience it for yourself. To be honest I would much rather use a full size laptop for most stuff. I find most apps a bit gimmicky really but it is invaluable for me to just be able to easily check emails, make appointments (which appear on my Laptop and PCs), use the internet and of course set up my phone as a hot spot. All the other stuff is pretty useless to me. Oh the google translate app on the iphone is good. You can point the phones camera at a sign or menu in say French or German and it translates it automatically into English. Often useful. You can even talk into it and it will translate what your trying to say to someone through the speaker. A lot of breakdown recovery mechanics in Europe use it now.


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I think most phones allow you to set the size of text etc and you can easily zoom in on stuff by pinching the screen. I think you would have to have a play with a few to experience it for yourself. To be honest I would much rather use a full size laptop for most stuff. I find most apps a bit gimmicky really but it is invaluable for me to just be able to easily check emails, make appointments (which appear on my Laptop and PCs), use the internet and of course set up my phone as a hot spot. All the other stuff is pretty useless to me. Oh the google translate app on the iphone is good. You can point the phones camera at a sign or menu in say French or German and it translates it automatically into English. Often useful. You can even talk into it and it will translate what your trying to say to someone through the speaker. A lot of breakdown recovery mechanics in Europe use it now.
I could probably do all that on the Kindle as well, I have a lady I can talk to anytime day or night, she works very hard I don't know when she sleeps I'm sure.

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Nothing to do with my opening post, but I have just seen a question from someone who joined in 2014 and he has made 6 posts, I joined in 2015 and look how many I have made 😮 a very small percentage of real Motorhome stuff.😍 tut tut.
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Nothing to do with my opening post, but I have just seen a question from someone who joined in 2014 and he has made 6 posts, I joined in 2015 and look how many I have made 😮 a very small percentage of real Motorhome stuff.😍 tut tut.
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Here we have 5 pages of communication, now is that motor home related? I would say it is because it's also to do with finding places to stop ✋ booking ferries, finding a vet, whatever did people do before internet? There's another subject.😃

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