Vodacom Launches Alcatel 2019G Phone for Elderly & Visually Impaired

in Mobile
11. 06. 20
posted by: Faizel Patel

 

 

Mobile service provider Vodacom has lunched the Alcatel 2019G phone series which it says is ideal for people with visual impairments, those who experience communication barriers, and senior citizens.

The Alcatel 2019G features a large keypad and simple user interface with big icons. 

It comes standard with a dedicated charging dock, SOS emergency function, torch, lock and unlock key, 16 hours talk time, 2MP rear camera as well as a wireless FM Radio that users can enjoy without a headphone.

Karen Smit, Vodacom Principal Specialist for Specific Needs says they have had requests from senior citizens who prefered a device with a large keypad.

“In line with our purpose pillar of creating an inclusive digital society, the introduction of the Alcatel 2019 series helps us make sure no one is left behind. As we move into the digital age, we want to make sure all segments of our market migrate into this new digital world.”

Vodacom says as part of it’s continued commitment to connecting the most vulnerable citizens and removing barriers for all,  it also offers text-based channels for deaf, hearing impaired, speech impaired and Deafblind customers to access emergency services via its 112 emergency services app. 

The Alcatel 2019G, which retails at R649 cash, and is available at reduced monthly subscriptions on certain contracts, is available on the Vodacom website as well as at Vodacom stores nationwide.