Since 1992, the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been celebrated annually on 3rd December around the world.
So on this auspicious day, Vodafone India who is among the top telecom service providers in the nation, has announced the launch of special caller tunes service for people with speech and hearing disability.
The caller tunes service can be availed lifelong for free.
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It is indeed a unique offering from Vodafone India and further stating why it was introduced, P Balaji, Director, Regulatory, External Affairs and CSR, Vodafone India, said in a statement that the speech and hearing impaired users often faced a challenge when they ordered any service like a fleet cab or a parcel from e-shopping platforms.
The driver / courier by default would call their phone to inform them of the arrival, but they would be unable to respond to it, thereby missing out on accessing several such services.
He further stated that Vodafone was 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 was the latest example of their endeavour.
Focusing more on Vodafone's initiative, he mentioned that the Vodafone Foundation has diligently worked with its partner Enable India to create this simple solution with a hope of making the daily lives of the specially-abled customers convenient.
He highlighted that this innovative idea was also a small gesture of support to the Government's Vision of Accessible India.
How it Works
These specially developed caller tunes will provide a simple solution to the speech and hearing impaired users and help them tackle daily routine challenges.
So, by downloading and activating either of the 2 special caller tunes, when someone calls them the caller will be requested to send a message via SMS or Whatsapp, which the speech and hearing impaired users can see and then respond to.
To activate these caller tunes, users have to send an SMS given below:
"CT 8894702" to 56789: for English-Hindi-English Callertune
"CT 8894716" to 56789: for Hindi-English-Hindi Callertune