TRACFONE ALCATEL ONETOUCH Pop Icon 5" No Contract Android Smartphone & 1ST GENERATION JAWBONE ERA!
Does ANYONE KNOW OR USE the 2nd GENERATION JAWBONE ERA earpiece with the TRACFONE ALCATEL ONETOUCH Pop Icon 5" No Contract Android Smartphone? Or any other Tracfone?
No one seems to know IF one can use the Jawbone Era for "FULL FUNCTIONS", i.e. NOT have to "VOICE DIAL" from the cell phone first, then be able to JUST "TALK" with the EARPIECE. I need to be able to do ALL FUNCTIONS from the earpiece, "voice dial", choose to NOT answer, do call waiting, hang up, etc. NOT FROM THE CELL PHONE!!
I have been inquiring from every source I can find from cell phone companies, to the Jawbone company to outsiders & of course, Tracfone… (LOL) & no one really knows.
Seems not too many people use wireless headsets anymore & I have NO idea why not as I generally use a cell phone while driving & that means that I NEED to be ABLE TO DO ALL FUNCTIONS, INCLUDING "VOICE DIALING" FROM THE EARPIECE, NOT FROM THE "SPEAKER" ON THE PHONE.
Trust me, TRACFONE EMPLOYEES KNOW "NOTHING" WHEN IT COMES TO TECHNICAL QUESTIONS & EVEN GET THE INFO AS TO MINUTES USED FOR call, texts & data for BASIS vs. the ANDROID phones WRONG.
I have talked with many of them to NO avail!
It is hard to believe but TRACFONE HAS NO TECHNICAL SUPPORT GROUP!!!!
Fortunately, I had researched ahead of time about another Android phone, reading information provided by people who HAD that particular phone or I would have believed ONE of the TRACFONE guys & he was SO WRONG WITH HIS INFORMATION.
He told me to "forget what the last TWO women had told me. Listen to what he had to say" & he was SO convincing, but I knew that MOST OF THE INFORMATION THAT HE GAVE ME WAS WRONG!
He said, "if you have any problems or get charged differently than what I am telling you, just give us a call & we will take care of you." (HA!)
I told him that when that happened that the person with whom I spoke would say about him the same thing that he had said about the previous two females… "He didn’t know what he was talking about… tough luck, Doris."
I promise you, other than that for which I am asking… I KNOW MORE ABOUT TRACFONES THAN THE TRACFONE REPS… so much research & calling all sorts of companies.
HARD TO BELIEVE, BUT TRACFONE TELLS ALL PHONE PROVIDERS AND SELLERS TO REFER CUSTOMERS BACK TO TRACFONE! [RIDICULOUS, AS THEY ARE CLUELESS & ALL PROVIDERS & SELLERS NEED TO KNOW THIS.]… [HSN, PLEASE "HEAR THIS!"]
I don’t believe that all or many of the phone providers or SELLERS are aware of the "ignorance" of the TRACFONE REPS. Some of you have had "good" experiences with them, but it had to be about something "minor".
I have been told so many different things by all of the 5 "OFFSHORE" "so-called" Customer Service Reps AND the THREE "OFFSHORE CORPORATE OFFICES" & somehow managed to reach the "MIAMI CORPORATE OFFICE", which they do NOT want you to be able to reach & that woman was as "clueless" as the rest… AND SHE IS THE ONE WHO TOLD ME THAT THEY HAVE NO TECHNICAL SUPPORT PEOPLE!!!
Please, please, please… if anyone knows if I can use my Jawbone Era for "FULL FUNCTION", let me know.
At best, on some of the previous phones, one could use "VOICE DIALING" THROUGH THE PHONE SPEAKER, and ONLY BE ABLE TO USE THE EARPIECE FOR TALKING!
This simply is NOT SAFE! To be "fumbling around with a cell phone" while driving is as bad as sending texts. But if all can be done by simply pressing a button on the earpiece, I believe that that is safer than talking with people in your car, as you will be glancing over or to the back to look at them.
Has anyone had the experience of passing the "end of the time on the card" & being able to get TRACFONE TO MAKE EXCEPTIONS TO ALLOW YOU TO CONTINUE & USE YOUR MINUTES TO TRANSFER OVER TO ANOTHER TRACFONE???
I bought one that was "worthless to me". The time ended March 31, 2015 & I still had 1498 minutes out of 1507 minutes after a year & a half as it simply was of no use to me.
Lots to ask, but I am hoping that one of you "savvy" people here will be able to help me out & tell me "YES" that you have used a Jawbone Era earpiece to do "ALL FUNCTIONS" THROUGH IT & NOT USE THE SPEAKER IN THE PHONE!
It used to be that wireless earpieces worked for almost all phones & now, the "greed" in companies has caused them to almost make each phone & headset Prorietary.
For instance, Alcatel has a "headset" for this phone, but when I called them, they had NO IDEA AS TO WHAT THE QUALITY OF THE NOISE REDUCTION WAS OR ANYTHING ELSE!
The BOXES for the CELL PHONES & for the EARPIECES DO NOT SAY WHICH DEVICES FOR WHICH THEY ARE COMPATIBLE!!! And THE COMPANY REPS DON’T KNOW, SO HOW ARE WE TO KNOW… IN THAT THERE ARE REALLY NO STORES THAT ARE "EXPERTS" IN THE FIELD OF TRACFONE & CERTAINLY, TRACFONE IS NOT!
I am just hoping that one of you, or SOMEONE AT HSN has experience in this area & KNOWS!
I plan to send this to HSN CUSTOMER SUPPORT ALSO, but I KNOW THAT YOU ALL ARE THE ONES WHO WOULD MOST LIKELY KNOW… IF ANYONE USES A WIRELESS HEADSET FOR "FULL FUNCTION" WITH TRACFONE.
Thank all of you who have taken the time to read this.
IT SEEMS FROM READING THE REVIEWS THAT THIS PHONE HAD BEEN ON SALE FOR $20-$30 LESS EARLIER… (MAYBE DURING DECEMBER?)
ANOTHER TV/ONLINE SALES COMPANY HAS IT FOR THE SAME PRICE AS HSN & CONSIDERS THAT A "SALE PRICE". I would LOVE to get it ON SALE, as I am on a ‘limited income" or I wouldn’t even be considering a Tracfone.
DOES ANYONE KNOW WHEN IT MIGHT BE ON SALE AGAIN?? [HSN people???]
I missed seeing this phone presented on TV by HSN, but with the other company, they FAILED TO MENTION AT LEAST TWO IMPORTANT THINGS… They spoke as if one could use their minutes as they chose & NEVER ONCE MENTIONED THAT IF ONE DID NOT BUY A NEW CARD BEFORE THE END OF THE DATE OF THAT CARD, BE IT 3, 6, 9 or 12 MONTHS, THEY WERE AUTOMATICALLY DROPPED FROM TRACFONE.
And they NEVER mentioned some of the differences in MINUTES CHARGED between a BASIC & an ANDROID phone. The "bundling" was mentioned, i.e. that with a BASIC PHONE, IF MINUTES WERE "TRIPLED", that they were DIVIDED "AMONG CALLS, TEXTS, & DATA" & such things as that
TEXTS on a BASIC PHONE COST ONLY 0.3 MINUTES/TEXT & IF ONE DID NOT OPEN THE TEXT, IT COST NOTHING!
On the other hand, with the ANDROID PHONES, 1200 MINUTES actually GAVE YOU 1200 MINUTES "EACH" OF TALK, OF TEXTS & OF DATA!!
However, with ADROID PHONES, EVERY TEXT THAT YOU RECEIVE, YOU WILL BE CHARGED ONE MINUTE/TEXT, WHETHER YOU OPEN IT OR NOT!
These are things that I think a "newbie" should be told & I’m not sure that even the "old timers that have had Tracfone for some time" are aware of all of the changes??
I’m not sure whether it was THIS SITE or THE OTHER, but one girl had a question about coverage with this phone, CDMA as in Verizon & T-MOBILE with NO SIM card or GSM with SIM Cards, & towers were AT&T & Sprint. I was going to mention the alternative, which I thought was LG Fuel, but I think I got the two backwards AND they are certainly not of the same quality!
Thanks again for any & all "definite" advice! :womanfrustrated::smileyhappy:… :heart:
SEEMS I AM TALKING TO MYSELF.
THAT IS WHAT I HAVE TO DO ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS.
I LIVE ALONE & HAVE NO ONE…
PLEASE SOMEONE SURELY HAS A JAWBONE ERA HEADSET!
PLEASE HELP ME!
Surely, someone in this country STILL USES JAWBONE ERA!!! I know that they do as they are selling & I see people with them on.:smileyhappy:
If you are not using a headset/earpiece that allows you to do "ALL FUNCTIONS" via the EARPIECE & USE YOUR PHONE WHILE DRIVING… YOU ARE A DANGER TO US ALL.
PLEASE SOMEONE GIVE ME SOME HELP HERE!
HELP ME, PLEASE!!!
SURELY SOMEONE KNOWS SOMETHING ABOUT THIS??
Posted in Talk Among Yourselves
04.17.15 3:51 AM