- Making games with player scores in The Grid 2
- Licencing The Grid 2
- Licensing of grid sets in The Grid 2
- Keyboard shortcuts for editing The Grid 2
- Jump cells and new grids in The Grid 2
- Importing and exporting grid bundles in The Grid 2
- How to Make a photo album in The Grid 2
- How to create a music grid with symbols in The Grid 2
- How to use the Random Phrase Command in The Grid 2
- How to speed up switch input in The Grid 2
- How to open a specific file in Computer Control with The Grid 2
- How to navigate around text in The Grid 2
- How to install The Grid 2
- How to get a new language for The Grid 2
- How to create a wordlist in The Grid 2
- How to create a visual scene in The Grid 2
- How to change the language of a grid set in The Grid 2
- How to backup users in The Grid 2 Grid Explorer
- How do I use the Webcam workspace in The Grid 2?
- How do I make The Grid 2 start when I turn on my computer?
- How do I make The Grid 2 show my grids when it starts?
- Hiding the menu bar in The Grid 2
- Grid 2 mobile phone workspace
- Grid 2 Commands
- General editing of The Grid 2
- Editing a cell in Grid 2
- Creating a music grid in The Grid 2
- Creating “are you sure” options in The Grid 2
- Create a grid for a specific program in The Grid 2
- Connecting a USB Modem to Grid 2
- Connect a mobile phone to The Grid 2 with Bluetooth
- Audio connections for mobile phone conversations with The Grid 2
- Adding/removing rows and columns in The Grid 2
- Adding music to The Grid 2
- How do I send a grid set to Grid Player from The Grid 2?
Audio connections for mobile phone conversations with The Grid 2
The Grid 2 enables you to make phone calls from a mobile phone or an Aircard inside your computer. You can:
- Dial a numbers and make an outgoing call
- Answer an incoming call
- Hang up to end a call
If you are using a Bluetooth phone, the first step is to make a connection between The Grid 2 and your mobile phone. If you are connecting to your phone with a cable, or it is an Aircard, you can skip the Bluetooth setup.
Audio connections to the phone
When making a phone call, the sound travels in two directions: you need to hear the other person, and the other person needs to hear you. There are several options for arranging this, and you will need to consider which suits you best.
For hearing the other person speak, the main options are:
- Locate the phone close to your head (e.g. on a wheelchair head rest)
- Set the phone to “hands-free” operation
- Use a Bluetooth hands-free headset
- Plug an headphone into the phone
- Connect the phone to an amplified speaker
There are also several options for how the other person will hear you. This will depend on whether you are using your own voice, a computer voice, or a combination of both.
- Locate the phone close to your head
- Set the phone to “hands-free” operation
- Use a Bluetooth headset
- Connect a microphone to the phone
- Connect the phone to the audio output from your computer
Notes and complications
Selecting the best solution will depend upon individual requirements. Here are some notes on our experience with some of the above suggestions.
Locate the phone close to your head
This is quite a simple solution, and these are often the best. The phone may not pick up sound from the computer very well, so this is not ideal if you need to use computer speech.
Setting a phone to hands-free is a good option, but it does make calls less private. It is also hard to use in a noisy environment. The biggest drawback with this option is that most phones do not have a setting to automatically answer in hands-free mode, and you cannot control this from The Grid 2. This means that you need to press a button on the phone to go into hands-free operation.
Use a bluetooth headset
There are a large number of Bluetooth headsets available and these can be used if you are using your own voice to communicate (they do not pick up computer output very well as they try to block out background noise). However, most phones will not pair with two Bluetooth devices, so you would need a cable connection between your phone and your computer.
Connect a microphone and headphone/ speaker
Most phones have a combined microphone/headset socket on the base, and are provided with a combined earpiece and microphone. When you connect to the microphone/headset socket, the phone’s speaker and microphone will both turn off. This means that you cannot have just a microphone or just a headphone/speaker; you need to use both.
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