Sprint's Mobile IP Relay Service Brings Calling to the Deaf
Sprint today announced the availability of a new Android application that will allow deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-disabled customers to make and receive phone calls on their Android smartphones. Sprint Mobile IP Relay assigns each customer a 10-digit number, which can then be used to access the service from their device. It offers features such as the ability to: make/receive voice calls; save conversations; adjust font size, colors, and backgrounds; access the device's contact list, call history, and live Sprint Replay customer service reps; and make 911 emergency calls. The application requires Android devices running Android 2.1 and up. It works on Sprint's 3G and 4G networks, as well as Wi-Fi.
AT&T iPhone Owners Can Now Use WiFi Calling
AT&T today enabled WiFi calling on the iPhone. iPhone owners who've updated to iOS 9 can make and receive voice calls via WiFi rather than cellular networks.
AT&T Brings WiFi Calling to Android Phones
AT&T today launched WiFi Calling on Android. Starting with the LG G4, AT&T customers will be able to make/receive calls and send/receive text messages via WiFi.
FCC Hits Sprint with Nominal Fine Over Emergency Services
The FCC today levied a $1.18 million fine against Sprint for its inability to properly handle emergency calls made through its wireless Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS). According to the FCC, Sprint's IP CTS system was unable to accept or handle emergency calls for a period of six months in mid-2014.
Sprint to Perform House Calls with 'Direct 2 You' Service
Sprint today announced a new service called Direct 2 You, wherein a Sprint technician will bring the store experience to customers who purchase a new phone. According to Sprint, some customers prefer to shop from home, but are uncomfortable setting up their new device on their own.
Sprint Marketing the Alcatel Retro to Seniors
Sprint today announced the availability of the Alcatel OneTouch Retro, a simple flip phone with accessibility features on board. The device, which is also sold as the Speakeasy and Fling, is being marketed to senior users as well as those who are hard of hearing or visually impaired.
Thank you Sprint
I hope more carriers jump on this wagon.