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Vodafone announces launch of special caller tunes for speech, hearing impaired

Vodafone India Has Announced Launch Of Special Caller Tunes For The Speech And Hearing Impaired. The Caller Tunes Can Be Availed Lifelong For Free On The Occasion Of The International Disability Day.

PTI | Updated on: 03 Dec 2016, 08:58:23 AM
Vodafone announces launch of special caller tunes for speech, hearing impaired ( source: file photo)

New Delhi:

Vodafone India has announced launch of special caller tunes for the speech and hearing impaired. The caller tunes can be availed lifelong for free on the occasion of the International Disability Day.

"The launch of these caller tunes is the latest example of this endeavor. This innovative idea is also a small gesture of our support to the government's Vision of Accessible India," P Balaji, Director, Regulatory, External Affairs and CSR, Vodafone India, said in a statement.

The challenge for the speech and hearing impaired users is that when they order any service like a fleet cab or a parcel from online platform, the driver or courier by default calls their phone to inform them of his arrival, which they are unable to respond to, thus missing out on accessing several such services currently, the statement said.

"By downloading and activating either of the 2 special caller tunes, anyone calling them will be requested to send a message via SMS or WhatsApp, which they can see and respond to," the company said.

In a separate statement, Vodafone announced the launch of a series of low price monthly data packs starting at Rs 24 for a 30-day validity. The pack prices vary from circle to circle.

"This is key to driving usage and encouraging first-time users to come online. We are confident that our Bada Data Chota Price packs will empower our hundreds of million customers to remain confidently connected for the full month," Sandeep Kataria, Chief Commercial Officer, Vodafone India, said.


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First Published : 03 Dec 2016, 08:44:00 AM