Driving and using your cell phone has become a much bigger issue lately. There is the safety factor, for sure, and we shouldn’t undersell that. But what people pay attention to is what it costs them. Many states now have laws that bar drivers from using a handset while operating a motor vehicle. If a cop sees you with your phone to your ear, he’ll probably pull you over and write you a ticket. No one wants that. You can always get a headset, but not everyone wants to take that route. Speakerphone is much easier for short conversations, but that can cause a distraction, too. If you want to stay hands-free, SpeakerOn gives you an automatic speakerphone option. SpeakerOn offers a number of options that will automatically enable your speakerphone when you place or answer a call. You can enable it and have it time-out after a certain period of time, you can set it to turn on and off at particular times of day, or you can set it to turn on when you plug in your car charger. That way you don’t have to worry about fumbling to hit the menu button and find the Activate Speakerphone option. I can understand if some people are comfortable just finding the speakerphone option in the call menu. I’ve done it myself. But it does distract from the road, which can cause hazards. More closely to our personal agendas, it can also mean a costly ticket. That’s why I think SpeakerOn is a good app. It puts you right on speakerphone without any major distraction. Still, there will be some reluctance to pay $4.99 for this kind of app. Thankfully, the developer, MediaTwins, offers a free trial. You can get the free trial of SpeakerOn here. If you like it, you can buy it. If you think you’re safe enough hitting menu and fumbling for the speakerphone option, you can ditch it. But if you take and place calls often while driving and don’t like the feel of a headset, I think it can be worth it.
Automatically enable speakerphone with SpeakerOn
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