[aprssig] How to deal with DTMF keypad differences betweenmanufacturers

Jack Spitznagel frawg at frawg.org
Wed Oct 1 11:55:26 EDT 2008


Am a new member of the group - so I hesitate to chime in on this... but
Jeff is right. As father of a 15 and a 21 year-old ( and an old f*rt
nerd)... my eyes see and ears hear the same thing about full keyboard
phones. It still involves some pretty distracting activities if you are

It seems to me that using as many hands free technologies as we can
without nailing our feet to some manufacturers closed door specwould be
a "Good Thing". Voice recognition in cell phones has gotten pretty good.
I don't think grabbing the mic and punching up a message is any
different (or less distracting) than "texting". It cost the life of way
too many people on an LA commuter train... and a high speed
multicar/truck pile up could be even worse.

Jack - KD4IZ

Jeff N0JUH wrote:
> Teens are not idiots! Once the full-keyboard phones became widely 
> available (at super low prices with a contract renewal) they dumped the 
> old clunky interface for something better.  I don't need to tell you 
> what they would say if they saw a bunch of has-been nerds claiming that 
> texting on numeric keypads is all the rag

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