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Vodacom launches new Alcatel device aimed to aid elderly customers with disabilities

Vodacom announced that it has launched the Alcatel 2019G, a new affordable device aimed at helping elderly customers with impairments.

According to Vodacom, the device in partnership with its Vodacom 112 Emergency Service App, will allow users to contact the ER24 Emergency Contact Centre to request police, fire, or ambulance assistance via the SOS function on the phone.

Vodacom also provides a variety of services for customers requiring accessibility options such as providing assistance to visually impaired people to activate VoiceOver and TalkBack on smartphones.

Other features include a large keypad and a simple user interface with large icons and a torch to help those with low vision and dexterity impairments.

The phone comes with a charging dock, a 2MP rear camera and is powered by a battery that provides up to 16 hours of usage.

Vodacom added that it has also created specialised bundles for customers with hearing impairments to get more SMSes and no voice calls.

Customers can buy the Alcatel 2019G for R649 cash or sign up for a Specific Needs package including the phone as part of a Vodacom contract.

 

Written by: Staff Writer.

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