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Sprint Offers Free Voice-Dialing Services for the Blind.





June 30, 2005.
Mobiledia.com, U.S.




Sprint today announced its voice-dialing service, Sprint PCS Voice Command, is available for free to customers who are blind, visually impaired or physically disabled. The free service, which allows calls to be dialed by speaking the desired contact or phone number, also includes 10 free directory assistance calls per month. Sprint PCS Voice Command is currently available to Sprint customers for $5 a month.


To take advantage of this program, customers should contact Sprint to obtain an application form. The form requests basic customer information; in addition, customers are asked to have their doctor or ophthalmologist sign the form certifying the customer's eligibility For more details about this offer, please visit www.sprint.com/accessibility , or to obtain an application, contact Customer Solutions at (888) 211-4727. "Sprint has always been a proponent of finding new ways to assist customers with disabilities, and this bundle of free services demonstrates our commitment and support to that effort by allowing customers an easier way to use their wireless phones," said Pamela Olson, product manager - Sprint PCS Voice Command.


Sprint PCS Voice Command is enjoyed by many of Sprint's disabled customers who have difficulty dialing phone numbers or reading handset display information. Sprint PCS Voice Command uses next-generation speech technology that responds to any voice and works on any Sprint PCS Phone.


The Sprint PCS Voice Command personal address book holds up to 500 names and 2500 phone numbers. Sprint PCS Voice Command users can manage their personal address book online, by voice and through Sprint Directory Assistance.


This advanced service is network-based so customers who upgrade to a new phone or happen to lose their Sprint PCS Phone won't lose their address book and contacts. Plus, Sprint PCS Voice Command customers may also "Call the Web" for access to news, weather, sports, email and other information.



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