Posted on 20-May-2005 22:43
Filed under: News
Vodafone Simply is a new, easy to use mobile service which has been designed for customers who only want a mobile phone with voice and text services.
Vodafone says that this new approach follows some extensive customer research and feedback from thousands of customers. The Vodafone Simply service comprises two mobile phone models and services with straightforward price plans, supported by specifically trained customer services staff.
Sagem has developed two phones for this service: the Vodafone Simply Sagem VS1 (pictured), a silver, curvy handset and the Vodafone Simply Sagem VS2, a straight, black handset.
Both phones have large screens with legible text and symbols, as well as three dedicated buttons for direct access to the most commonly used services: the Main Screen, Contacts and Messages. A button on the side of each phone controls ringer volume and a switch locks the key pad.
In addition, on-screen instructions in plain language help customers master the phone quickly and easily.
Both phones offer a voice mail service designed to work like a standard home answering machine. The Messages button on the phones lights up to notify the customer when a call or text has been received. To listen to or read the message, the customer just needs to press the Messages button.
In addition, the Vodafone Simply service offers a missed call notification service. If a call is missed, or a caller does not leave a voice message, the customer receives notification on-screen.
The service will be available in Portugal, Spain and the UK from 24 May. The Vodafone Simply service will also be available from Vodafone Germany, Vodafone Greece, Vodafone New Zealand, Vodafone Sweden and Swisscom Mobile from 1 June and Mobilkom Austria in July. Other markets will offer the service in due course.