Mumbai, December , 2016: On the occasion of the ‘International Disability Day’, Vodafone India, announced the launch of special caller tunes for the speech and hearing impaired. These caller tunes can be availed lifelong for free.
The challenge speech and hearing impaired users often face is that when they order any service like a fleet cab or a parcel from e-shopping platforms, the driver/courier by default calls their phone to inform them of his arrival, which they are unable to respond to, thereby missing out on accessing several such services currently.
These specially developed caller tunes provide a simple solution to this very practical and routine challenge. 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.
To activate these caller tunes, just SMS:
- “CT 8894702” to 56789 – for English-Hindi-English Callertune
- “CT 8894716” to 56789 – for Hindi-English-Hindi Callertune
Speaking about this unique offering, P. Balaji, Director – Regulatory, External Affairs & CSR, Vodafone India, said “Vodafone is committed to leverage the potential and reach of mobile technology to drive inclusion and address developmental challenges in the society. The launch of these Caller tunes is the latest example of this endeavor. The Vodafone Foundation has diligently worked with our partner Enable India to create this simple solution to make the daily lives of our specially-abled customers convenient. This innovative idea is also a small gesture of our support to the Government’s Vision of Accessible India.
Vodafone India will be using its digital platforms to raise awareness about this initiative.
About Vodafone India
Vodafone India is a 100% fully owned subsidiary of the Vodafone Group Plc. with operations across the country serving over 200 million customers (over 106 million in rural areas). Commencing operations in 2007, Vodafone is today a robust, award winning business and committed for the long term. Vodafone Business Services serves the needs of enterprises and government by providing total telecommunications (Voice and Data) solutions across mobility and wireline platforms. Our mobile wallet, M-Pesa is a unique and innovative money transfer service from Vodafone that fosters financial inclusion.
Committed to optimizing the near ubiquitous reach of mobile telephony to address national developmental priorities, the Vodafone Foundation partners is actively engaged in community development initiatives especially in the domains of m-Women, m-Agriculture, m-Education and Disaster Relief. Building on its global experience and expertise, an outreach across India and offering a comprehensive portfolio of technologies- 2G, 3G & 4G, Vodafone is uniquely positioned to actualize the vision of Digital India.
Globally, Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 49 more, and has fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of 30 September 2016, Vodafone had 470 million mobile customers and 14 million fixed broadband customers.