Frequently Asked Questions About In Your Pocket

Margaret using In Your Pocket in the garden

In Your Pocket is a voice-controlled mobile phone, media player and personal assistant that is designed to be simple to use, especially if you are visually impaired. The software created by the In Your Pocket developers is installed on a Samsung handset and it completely takes over, providing users with a mobile phone that is the perfect solution to their needs. If you’d like to find out more about In Your Pocket, below are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

Who is In Your Pocket best suited to?

Ultimately, it is the perfect smart device for anyone who is looking for a mobile phone that is simple to use. Whilst In Your Pocket was created to be a phone for the blind and partially sighted, it can actually also be beneficial for anyone who isn’t confident using complicated technology. It is suitable for all ages, but often preferred by people over 65.

How does it work? Is it easy to use?

It couldn’t be easier to use In Your Pocket. Due to the fact it is a voice-controlled device, all you need to do is click a button and ask for what you want using natural speech. This includes asking for today’s newspaper, your favourite book or to send a message to a loved one. In order to help users, everything is pre-setup and activated so it will work straight out of the box.

What are the main features?

In Your Pocket is much more than a mobile phone for the sight-impaired, it is also a media player and personal assistant. Here are some of the main features of this smart device;

A smartphone – you can use the voice commands to call and text people and read messages back to you
Media player and radio – listen to podcasts, the radio, audiobooks, magazines and newspapers
Talking watch – provide you with the time upon request
Magnifier – zoom in on both text and also video
Navigation – a custom built solution to help you to get from A to B
Sight companion – access one of 166,00 Be My Eyes volunteers
Egg timer and reminder – can set alarms and timers.

Why should I choose In Your Pocket over an iPhone?

We have written in more detail previously about why you should purchase an In Your Pocket device over other smartphones when you’re searching for a phone for the blind and partially sighted. You can read this over on the news page on our website.

How much does it cost?

In Your Pocket comes with a choice of payment plans that all include unlimited UK calls and texts. You have the choice to pay for the device monthly or upfront, and you also have two different data options: 3GB per month or 10GB per month. Below are the different price options available.

  • 3GB – £619 upfront and then £0 per month
    or £0 upfront and then £25.99 per month
  • 10GB – £715 upfront and then £0 per month
    or £0 upfront and then £29.99 per month

How do I order?

You can easily order the In Your Pocket device on our online shop. Simply click ‘buy now’ and you will be redirected to another page which will confirm what you’re wanting to order. Alternatively you can call our Customer Support team on 0333 772 7708.

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