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  Phones that show incoming info in LARGE letters/numbers? 
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john albrich Dec 02, 2005, 08:54pm EST Report Abuse
Are there any decent phones that provide a clear LARGE text display of the incoming call information?

My Nokia 8260 has a large number display capability, but only uses it when I'm programming the info into the phone. When a call comes in, it uses a ridiculously tiny font. There's plenty of room on the display for larger digits/characters. (I've also tried Samsung and Motorola).

I need the phone to display the incoming number or caller name in a large font.

I've yet to see a vendor Specification that provides this datum for any phone, and I've yet to find a phone that lets the user specify the size of the font for incoming call data.

With all the attention on meeting the needs of disabled people, and the lame clip-on after-market "magnifiers" I've seen, you'd think the manufacturers would have had this capability out in the market a long time ago.

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Joe Dec 05, 2005, 11:14am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Phones that show incoming info in LARGE letters/numbers?
Hi John,

I know exactly what you mean. I have several Nokia 8225s in operation and one of my subscribers has had trouble seeing his display. Not that this suggestion is going to be a complete fix, but it sure can help.

If you program your list of phone numbers you always use, (I guess its called the phonebook or address book), anyway I'm sure you know what I am refering to,

USE ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. That way, at least, when you recieve a call from someone you have listed their NAME will display in a much more READABLE FORMAT.

On the NOKIA phones I am familiar with after you type the FIRST LETTER of a name, which automatically displays as a CAPITAL LETTER, if you press the "UP ARROW KEY," your letters will then remain in CAPITAL FORMAT.

Should you wish for more phone variety info, please repost here, and I will do some research on different brands. Because I have a group of friends I carry phone service for, I've researched phone alot.

Additionally, Nokia, has a world website and your local provider should have an answer for your very question.

I never wave a flag for a cell provider, but a hugh selection of many different brands is available through Verizon, and even if you do not have service with them, they are pretty darn nice about answering questions.

If you choose to call them, I would bring up their website <>, find their list of phones on the site, and then with the website displayed, call them on their 800 #.

If you have difficulty accomplishing this, I'll be glad to do it for you. Just repost here and I'll send contact info.

Happy Holidays

There are phones who had settings to display two different sets of type, although I have never seen it on a Nokia. Motorola has two settings. I like to call them "microscopic" and "small."

You bring up a point, which I have always wondered about

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