OK, yes, I have an iPhone. (No, it’s not the 4i, it’s the 4—I got it about a week before the new one came out. I wanted it cheaply. :) )
And yes, I’m sort of an Apple freak (for example, I’m writing this on my MacBook).
But if you have a CI, you owe it to yourself to check out the iPhone. I can, for the first time since my surgery, actually make phone calls and understand all the words.
Now, some caveats: I’ve only had it a bit over a week, and I”ve only tried it with my parents. But before, I couldn’t really hear my parents well over the phone. A conversation would go like this:
THEM: mubmblerato;i ruwt90q43uv90[tu4qt[advk
THEM: lkafsgopi rautrwut I said ds;lgfajks t[iorwu[t glkn
ME: OK, get on google chat, please.
Now, I have real conversations!
Here’s the one I just had with my dad:
Dad: What’s up?
Me: Just calling to tell you I walked farther and faster tonight.
Dad: Good. Wear a sweater.
Me; Well, I’m back (meaning, I don’t need the sweater I’m back inside) What are you guys doing?
Me: OK. Well I’ll bring the book for you tomorrow (Book is That Hideous Strength, and we’re having lunch tomorrow).
Dad: OK, good.
Dad: Love you.
Me: Love you too.
Yes, OK, boring. Pedestrian. Millions of people do this every day.
But I understood all the words!
Now that doesn’t mean that the annoying “Buzz” still isn’t there—it is—but the clarity of the voice is much better.
So I am vastly pleased.
But it’s still in the trial stages, so if you call, I don’t promise great results like this. :) It depends on how well I know your voice. :) But eventually, I hope to be able to resume phone use.