MiniVision2 Cell Phone

MiniVision2 Cell Phone

(1 customer review)

$309.00

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Big-button cell phone for individuals who are blind or visually impaired.  Senior-friendly cell phone.

Description

One hundred percent accessible cell phone for people who are blind or visually impaired.

MiniVision2 is an easy-to-use cell phone that allows persons who have vision loss to remain independent. Features such as large and tactile buttons, a voice guide to transform the phone into a talking companion, the ability to control much of the phone by voice, the ability to adjust font size and color scheme, make this phone the perfect cell phone for users who are blind or visually impaired. The phone also has useful features, such as voice memos, notes and money identifier.

Unlocked for AT&T*, T-Mobile, and compatible GSM networks such as MINT Mobile, Red Pocket Mobile, Straight Talk, and Metro by T-Mobile. Except that the MiniVision2 does not work on Cricket Wireless or Consumer Cellular.

Receive 3 months of FREE service from Mint Mobile with your purchase! Only $15 to $25 per month thereafter. You may also select AT&T*, T-Mobile, Red Pocket, and Metro by T-Mobile or another compatible provider.

 

Specifications

Dimensions: 125 x 60 x 13.5 mm / 4.92 x 2.36 x 0.53 inch

Weight: 103 g / 0.23 pounds

Display: 2.3’’ / QVGA (240 x 320 pixels)

Processor: Dual Core Cortex-A7

Internal Memory: RAM 512MB, Flash 4GB

External Memory: SD card, up to 32GB

Cellular connectivity: 4G VoLTE / 3G / 2G

4G LTE Band: 2, 4, 5, 12, 17

Wireless connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 (2.4 GHz b/g/n) and Bluetooth 4.2

SIM card format: single nano-SIM

Connectors: audio jack 3.5 mm, Micro-USB

Power consumption:

Battery: 1600 mAh Li-ion

Standby time: 200 hours

Talk time: 7 hours

Flash LED and Camera: 2 MPixels

Notifications: Ringtones and vibrate functions

Color: White w/ black keypad

HAC rating: M3/T4 (3G and 4G)

Speakers: back port loudspeaker

Keypad: Physical keypad with large tactile buttons

Voice guide: TTS (text-to-speech) voice guide with multiple languages and voices

Emergency: Dedicated SOS button with customizable settings

Languages: English, Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic, Hebrew, Dutch, Finish, Croatian, etc.

Carrier support: Unlocked for T-Mobile, AT&T* and other compatible GSM providers, such as MINT Mobile, Red Pocket Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile.

Accessories included: Charger with Micro-USB cable, charging cradle, earbuds, protective case, quick start guide.

Certifications

FCC: 2AXFA-MINIVISION2

IN THE BOX
Device: Cell phone
Accessories: Charger with Micro-USB cable, charging cradle, earbuds, protective case, quick start guide.

*MiniVision2 may not work on the AT&T network after February 2022, although it will continue to work on the T-Mobile network.

Features

ACCESSIBILITY
MiniVision2 is 100 percent accessible to individuals who are blind. Its features make it the perfect phone for individuals who are visually impaired, blind, hard of hearing or seniors.

VOICE GUIDE
Speech interface guides the user while using the phone. It speaks everything that is on the screen, speaks the keys that are pressed and even prompts the user to perform certain functions. Caller ID, amount of remaining battery power, date, contacts, list of missed calls and text messages are read out loud by MiniVision2.

VOICE COMMANDS

Place calls and send text messages by voice.  Also, the user can enter contacts, create alarms, voice memos, notes and events entirely, or partially, by voice.  Many applications can be opened by voice.

CONTACTS
MiniVision2 allows users who are blind to enter their own contacts (by voice and keypad) and move through the contact list to hear the contact names read out loud.

MESSAGES

Send Text messages by voice or with the assistance of the talking keypad.  Received text messages will be read out loud.

STATUS

Battery power level, time, date and missed calls and messages are read out loud.

DISPLAY
Users can increase the font size and choose between several predefined display color schemes such as white on black or black on white.

SOS BUTTON
The phone has a dedicated SOS button on its back to call emergency contacts.

APPLICATIONS

Applications include phone, messages, alarm, calendar, FM radio, color identifier, calculator, voice memos, notes, flashlight, where am I?, camera, photo album and weather.  All applications talk and are accessible to people who are blind.

CARRIER COMPATIBILITY
Unlocked and confirmed to work on AT&T*, T-Mobile, and compatible GSM networks such as Red Pocket Mobile, MINT Mobile, and Metro by T-Mobile. Except that the MiniVision2 does not work on Cricket Wireless or Consumer Cellular.

*MiniVision2 may not work on the AT&T network after February 2022, although it will continue to work on the T-Mobile network.

1 review for MiniVision2 Cell Phone

  1. Shadow Systems (verified owner)

    My previous feature phone was a standard “dumb” Kyocera that cost me $40 out the door with no contract. It had a headphone jack, removeable battery, & even an SD card slot (although I never used it since the phone couldn’t play mp3 files, movie files, nor run apps that would need storeage). It was perfect for what I needed with big Tap9 number pad, navigation buttons, & a nice loud speaker. Unfortunately it was only a 2G/3G phone & T-Mobile stopped supporting that network February 1st, 2021. I needed to find another phone like the Kyocera, but that supported 4GLTE/VoiceOverLTE.
    I spent months searching, researching, bugging my sighted helpers (I’m totally blind & too much of the web is still inaccessible) to try & find such a phone. I tried the *one* feature phone T-Mobile offered, an Alcatel Go Flip (I think that was the thing), but it would pick at random to acknowledge or accept button pushes, kept doing random menu items instead of the ones I’d tried to select, & generally failing as Defective By Design. I tried an Android phone only to slam into a brick wall when it failed it’s own accessibility tutorial. (Even my sighted helpers couldn’t get it to accept the specific swipe gesture it was demanding). I tried an Apple iPhone SE 2020, only to have Siri decide at random when/if to accept/acknowledge my voice commands & utterly refuse to accept swipe gestures. To say I was at the end of my rope is an understatement.
    Then my sighted helpers found the RazMobility site & the MiniVision2. The product description made it sound like the perfect phone for what I want/need/require. A headphone jack, removeable battery, & just a plain feature phone with big buttons, loud speaker, & functional screen reader. The price caused a bit of sticker shock, $300+ was nearly eight times what I’d paid for the Kyocera ~5 years ago, but given I’d yet to find anything else that just worked, I decided to bite the bullet. I can’t say how happy that I did. The SIM card took a bit of finagling (the notch needs to be bottom left in landscape mode to insert it), but once that was in the rest was easy enough for me (totally blind, remember) to do it all by touch. The battery only fits in one way, so replacing it is a no brainer. The headphone jack is the only round hole on the bottom of the phone a 3.5mm headphone plug will fit into (there’s a hole on the top, but the plug doesn’t fit), so that’s easy enough. The Mini-USB-A port on the bottom of the phone is easy enough to figure out, even if you do have to do the “USB spin” to try three times to get it the right side up. If you do not use the included case, the phone fits snug into the recharging cradle & you never have to fiddle with manually plugging/unplugging the cable. Just drop it in the cradle, tap the top to make sure it’s seated properly, & you’re done. If you DO use the grippy case for the phone, it no longer fits in the cradle & you have to manually plug/unplug it to recharge it. But, and this part is awesome, depending on how many texts, calls, & hard you use it, I’ve been getting *two (2) weeks* of use on a single charge! Bluetooth off, wireless off, & screen set to blank after one (1) minute, only a few calls/texts each day, I’m on day ten (10) of the last charge & I’ve still got sixteen (16) percent left to go. That will last me at least the next day (Thursday) if not to Friday when I tend to recharge it. Even with Bluetooth on, wireless on, & the screen blank set to a much longer time, you will EASILY go a few days between charges. If you have to recharge it every night, you spend too much time talking on your cellphone! (Laughing merrily)
    The MV2 is perfect. Take it out of the box, charge the battery for the four (4) hours it wants, & turn the phone on. It speaks to you *immediately* & does not require a sighted helper to configure first. A few minutes is all it will take to familiarize yourself with the controlls even without a sighted helper. And about the only detraction I can make is that the menu doesn’t allow you to cycle through it from first entry directly to the last or from last to first as if the menu looped. You hit the top/bottom of the list, it chimes to say “That’s it, Boss!”, & then you have to manually navigate back the other direction. I’ve been told this is something they plan to fix in an upcoming software update, so that functionality should arrive soon. I look forward to it! Oh, and updating the software was a snap. Select “update”, press the OK button, confirm I wanted to download/apply the available update, let it download, let it apply, & wait for it to reboot. Done in a few minutes depending on the speed of the network. A big thumb’s up to the Raz crew!
    I wish I could see so I could go to their HQ, hug the stuffing out of them, & leave a giant tray of home made chocolate chip cookies in gratitude. I couldn’t get much happier over my new phone. The Raz team gets a standing ovation for Getting It Right. Grandslam out of the park! =-D

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