Two years ago I had a personal cell phone, business cell phone and a land line. Clearly for someone who does not like to talk on the phone, that was just way too many devices. Quitting my job eliminated the business cell phone and finally about six months ago, I got rid off the land line for good. Now, I only have one phone to keep track of and I like it that way.
For the longest time I was a Blackberry user. I had no idea what I was missing until I got my first iPhone last summer. My world changed. The skies became bluer, the grass greener and the birds sang sweeter songs. Ha, I’m kidding, it wasn’t that dramatic but it was a huge difference from my Blackberry. However, there is one thing that I didn’t like about the iPhone. How easy it was for my 2-year old to learn how to use it.
My husband travels frequently so when he’s on the road, he’ll call in to say goodnight to her. 9 times out of 10 she hangs up on him before they are finished having a conversation because that big red button at the bottom of the screen is so inviting. We usually call back a few times before they both get their “goodnights” in. I knew there had to be a better solution than this. My solution? Good Call for iPhone.
Good Call is a Bluetooth® handset for your iPhone that not only allows you to make and receive iPhone calls, it charges and syncs your iPhone! The base is sturdy and comes an USB cord that you can plug directly into your computer or into the included AC/DC adapter which you plug directly into your wall outlet. After you’ve paired your phone up with the handset, you can answer all your calls with the handset. The handset is comfortable to use and the voice clarity is pretty good. My husband can’t hear (and refuses to get hearing aids – that’s another story) and he could hear me better when I used the handset vs. just using my iPhone.
Even better? My two-year can talk using the handset and can’t as easily hang up the phone. The buttons on the handset are not as exciting for her and she can actually have a conversation (as much as a two-year old can) without hanging up on someone. I also like that the handset is is comfortable to hold, which is great for those times I do need to use the phone. I’ve never been a fan of the over-the-ear Bluetooth® devices so this is a much better option for me when I’m at home.
This is a handy little gadget that everyone will want. What’s even cooler is that your iPhone doesn’t have to be in the docking station for it to work. If you can’t find your phone (which happens frequently in this household), the handset will still ring even if your phone is hidden in a certain 2-year old’s closet.
Something tells me I’m going to be in trouble with this one. Just look at the way she’s holding that Good Call handset! Just like a seasoned pro!
I’m pretty sure she’s negotiating cookies or new toys with Grandma. The look on her face says it all.
We’re very happy with our Good Call handset and who knows? Maybe even I will enjoy talking on the phone more! If you want to get your own Good Call handset, it will be available June 19th at Kickstarter.com!
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