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Ah, remember that magnetic bell? That rotary dial? That brilliant harvest gold body? It was the modern miracle that hung prominently on the kitchen wall—the telephone. Alexander Graham Bell’s ingenious invention kept us comfortably connected…well, mostly.
While your landline phone has certainly changed over the years, staying comfortably connected has gotten easier than ever. Today, we can answer from wherever we are. Think we’re talking about your cell phone? Well, yes, but also your iPad® too! You can get captioned calls on your iPad, but did you know there’s more you can do with that tablet that you may have not even thought of?
Get up, if you like, but you don’t have to with calls on your tablet.
Well, getting up and moving about is always a healthy habit so we definitely support that. When it comes to answering a phone call, though, you may not always be at home when a call comes in. Whether you’re in the yard, or on the move, you can get the whole conversation from wherever you are, larger screens and captions included!
Mobile devices like the iPhone® and the iPad put so much information and activity at our fingertips every day. You probably know how you can make and receive captioned phone calls on the iPhone thanks to the ClearCaptions Mobile app. That same app, however, has also been optimized for use on the iPad tablet, too. Yes, you can make and receive captioned calls using the larger-format tablet. Best of all, when you want to make a call or answer one that’s incoming, you don’t need to get up; just reach beside you for your tablet!
Captioned calls and so much more. Your iPad’s got it.
The beauty and benefits that your tablet device can bring are practically innumerable. For example, look at just a few things you can be doing from the convenience of a tablet:
Keep your mind active!
- Read an e-book while sitting in your favorite chair
- Play games, solve puzzles and explore other new hobbies just waiting to be discovered
- Stream movies, music and TV shows
Connect to more of those precious moments!
- Join in video calls with family and friends, near or far
- Use voice-to-text programs to help you get the whole conversation when in person
- Adjust your Bluetooth enabled hearing aids with a controller app
Find new ways to get creative!
- Collect, collate and cook in the kitchen using digital recipes
- Manage your personal matters including email, finances, and (of course) shopping
Much akin to the magnificence of that rotary phone we mentioned earlier, today’s mobile tablet devices provide computing power and connection without need to be seated at a desk, staring into a computer monitor. Today, the tablet offers the handiness and freedom of a mobile phone while also offering a larger form factor that makes working with it easier.
Most importantly, the tablet does all this from wherever you are PLUS it lets you make and receive those captioned calls without having to interrupt whatever it is you’re doing. Like we said, times have changed and it’s a good thing.