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Vodacom launches Alcatel2019G Phone for the Elderly in South Africa

Vodacom has launched the Alcatel 2019G phone series which comes standard with a large keypad and simple user interface with big icons, ideal for those with low vision as well as the elderly.

Alcatel 2019G caters for those who are hard of hearing and need a phone with big numbers. Photo: Vodacom

For more than a decade, Vodacom has provided inclusive technologies to meet the needs of people with visual impairments, those who experience communication barriers, and senior citizens.

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. The device 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 enjoyed without a headphone.

“Some of our senior citizens have been consistent in their feedback to us they prefer 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,” says Karen Smit, Vodacom Principal Specialist for Specific Needs.

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


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