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    I have a visually impaired friend that needs a large font in order to read text and email. He currently has a razr and cannot see the small fonts. Which Blackberry would give him the best options on font size? He is currently on the Alltel network through his employer and would like to remain on this network. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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    Re: Visually impaired needs Blackberry advice

    I would go for something like a Curve because the screen is so big. He would be able to customize the font type and size and I think it would be much easier on him.
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    Re: Visually impaired needs Blackberry advice

    I just looked at Alltel's website and they don't have the Curve. I would go for the 8703e or the 8830. I would pick the 8830 because I think it has a lot more features, but correct me if I'm wrong. He could get a Pearl but the screen is a lot smaller.
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    Re: Visually impaired needs Blackberry advice

    Blackberries have excellent font settings including bold and extra bold. I would also suggest a large screen BB.

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    Re: Visually impaired needs Blackberry advice

    He's on a fixed budget and was looking at the 7250 because it is considerably cheaper in price. I'm not familiar with that BB, does it have the large bold font options? Thanks for the quick reply!

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    Re: Visually impaired needs Blackberry advice

    I am sure that it does. But that phone is not available on Alltel, which is what you said your friend has.
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    Re: Visually impaired needs Blackberry advice

    I am not 100% sure about that device but I think all Blackberries acrosss the board have good font and bold settings.
    Here is a link to some of the features of the 7250 http://na.blackberry.com/eng/devices...b_tab_features
    He may also want to consider BBsmart or Empower standard (if on a budget) as this will give him background colours if he has problems with contrast.

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    Re: Visually impaired needs Blackberry advice

    Lauren, he sent me a link on ebay(yuck) where there is a dozen 7250 BB for Alltel. It might be the reason they are on ebay-Alltel dosen't support that model anymore. I'll keep looking around to see what i can find on the Alltel site. Thanks. Alltel dosen't have a forum here on Pinstack do they?

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    Re: Visually impaired needs Blackberry advice

    I don't believe they have a forum, no.
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    Re: Visually impaired needs Blackberry advice

    If the phone was previously on Alltel I would imagine that he could still add a BB data plan to it. He would only have a problem if it was locked to another carrier.

    Might be a good idea to check with Alltel.

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    Re: Visually impaired needs Blackberry advice

    I found it on Alltel's website. Go to www.alltel.com and select Personal. Then select Phones and Accessories. On the pull down menus on the right side, select BlackBerry and then select 7250. Then view the pics and descriptions of it.


    As far as purchase info, ebay is your best bet unless he would like the 8703e or 8830.
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    Re: Visually impaired needs Blackberry advice

    I have one more question, how hard is it to get Alltel to activate or program a BB from verizon thats CDMA? I have found some really good deals on ebay for CDMA phones but I'm not sure if Alltel will do it.

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    Re: Visually impaired needs Blackberry advice

    I took a picture of my Curve with the BBClarity on the largest font setting (14) with the extra bold setting, just so you can see.
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    Re: Visually impaired needs Blackberry advice

    thanks ssnxp thats awesome, I think that is just what he needs. I appreciate the screenshot!

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    Re: Visually impaired needs Blackberry advice

    No problem, I hope that helps.

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