I love my iPhone, especially for texting. Texting is a quick and efficient way to reach business associates and family members. No busy signals or phone tag (leaving messages back and forth), with texting. Because it’s a quiet function, I can text in a crowd, at dinner (only if it’s urgent) or when my spouse is snoring like a bear next to me in bed.
Holy Mackerel, this sounds like a commercial for iPhones. And me, not getting paid!
One thing I really like about my cell phone is that I can speak my text into the phone, in lieu of tapping away at the keyboard with my index finger. Speaking a text is so much faster than typing the words one letter at a time (the kids use their two thumbs to text. I can’t. I guess my thumbs are just too fat).
But there is one teensy problem with speaking a text. Sometimes the microphone picks up words I didn’t say.
For example, I said, “So happy you’re going to the movie. You’ll love it. Hugs, Mom.” The phone sent, “Snappy you’re getting groovy/ Plug Tom.” Um, what?
Another time I verbalized a text to a tenant, “No problem, Sue. I’ll call the plumber to fix your toilet right away.”
Sue’s response to my message was a series of question marks. Looking at my phone, I understood her confusion.
The microphone had recorded and sent, “Nose problem in loo. I’ll call the bummer, he’ll mix your toilet, keep away.”
This “predictive text” feature was pretty unpredictable!