iPhone App - Phrase Me
A new iPhone app has been created for deaf and hard of hearing people
to help them communicate with hearing people more easily. The app works by
displaying phrases or sentences of your choice on a large text display for other people
to read. You can make the text look funky by choosing the colours and fonts. Users
can save the phrases in the app, ready to use again. You can also share phrases with
other app users.
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What to do if you are being Txt Bullied
If you get scary, mean, rude or bullying txts from someone
you can report them to your mobile phone company or
Netsafe. Your mobile phone company can send a warning
to them and can cut them off the network BUT there are
steps YOU MUST follow:
1. DON'T reply to the messages OR phone/text the number.
2. Make a list of the time and date you received at least 4
bullying messages from that person. To show these are
unwanted messages this call list can ONLY start from the
time when YOU STOPPED REPLYING.
3. Keep the txts on your phone to show the phone company.
Vodafone - txt "bully" to 4001 and you will be called back
within 2 working days or call 777 free from your
mobile 8am to 8pm
Telecom - call 0800 809 806 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday
2degrees - call 200 from your phone or 0800 022 022 from
TelstraClear - call 0800 299 500
Netsafe - 0508 638 723
If you can't hear on the phone use the NZ Relay Service to