The TD bank machines talk…sort of!

Jen sent me a news story saying that the new TD green machines are supposed to talk! This made me have a sudden, unexplainable need to get out $20, so off I went to the bank with a headset in my pocket.

And I found that the machines do in fact have a headphone jack, which means the only reason for that jack is so you can plug in a headset and get speech! So I plugged in!

I still don’t know if it was just a glitch or not, but the machine I was using refused to talk until I selected a language. hey great designer of the audio guideance system. If I need the audio guidance system, no! visual! only! prompts! please! You try completing that first step blindfolded and see how far you get.

Then, when the voice came to life, it was a little too quiet, especially if you’re in a room full of beeping, booping, shrieking bank machines. I even had a set of headphones with volume control, and I couldn’t make it louder! Please please please make that voice a wee bit louder.

Most of the process was pretty cool though. The only other thing was, when I was entering the amount to withdraw, there was a decimal point that I had to enter. If I didn’t, I thought it might try to withdraw 20 cents and protest, or $2000! Since the second was not an option, I had to ask where the decimal point was because it didn’t tell me in the audio system whether or not one was needed.

So, to anyone who has TD. If you can shove headphones in your pocket and try the audio out, tell me whether your machine tells you to select a language before it will speak, or whether it will speak right away. I want to know if it was just a glitch or not. Thank youTD for making your machines talk. Now, just tweak those few things and I will be a very very happy camper.

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