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From: Ken Adams7/15/2021 1:40:12 PM
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If I give up my iPhone for a newer Android, do I lose access to Siri information and help?

If so, does Android (or others) have a similar service?

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To: Ken Adams who wrote (3019)7/15/2021 1:43:46 PM
From: FJB
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Android has a similar built in assistant. You can also install Alexa...

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To: FJB who wrote (3020)7/15/2021 1:47:45 PM
From: Ken Adams
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Isn't Alexa only the "in-home" device that turns on lights, etc.? I don't (and won't) have that. I'm only interested in the possibility of replacing "Hey, Siri..." on my iPhone if I don't stay with a newer iPhone.

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To: Ken Adams who wrote (3021)7/15/2021 2:17:41 PM
From: TimF
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Alexa does more than turn on lights. Its Amazon's equivalent of Siri. Google has Google Assistant.

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To: TimF who wrote (3022)7/15/2021 2:45:59 PM
From: Ken Adams
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Thanks. I guess I got the answer I was looking for. I'll probably replace my current iPhone in a few months. My needs are far less than what my current iPhone 7 provides and I'm not willing to spend that kind of money on a replacement with loads of overkill. I want most of the features, just not the speed, storage or initial cost. Looks like there are loads of options open to me for most of that.

As usual, SI provides fast, useful answers. Thanks to both of you guys.

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From: TimF7/28/2021 1:16:57 PM
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old cell phone with optional clip on chatboard for ‘easy’ texting

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From: Ken Adams8/5/2021 8:15:10 PM
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I hope this is the place for my question. I want to replace the QR reader on my iPhone. When I try to use the current one, it interrupts and wants me to sign up for a free trial, them pay a small monthly fee. I've never seen that before and can't see a way around it for this app.

Can someone recommend an app from the App Store that will do what I need, simply, and without a fee?

Thanks

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