COVID-19 vaccination-focused caller tune replaces Amitabh Bachchan’s voice

As India closes its vaccination campaign from Saturday, the current caller tune featuring the Coronoires Public Service announcement voiced by Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan has been replaced with a new message aimed at the anticipated COIDID-19 vaccine. To spread awareness about. Telecom operators have started rolling it out in the country. An earlier caller tune that highlighted safeguards for infectious disease was objected to by many as they were forced to listen to the message when making a new call.

Unlike the previous tune, which had the voice of Amitabh Bachchan, the new caller tune features a female voice that talks about the COVID-19 vaccination campaign.

“The new year has brought a new ray of hope in the form of the COVID-19 vaccine,” says Caller Tune. “The vaccine developed in India is safe and effective and provides immunity against COVID. That is why trust Indian vaccines. Please vaccinate when it is your turn and do not trust the rumors. “

It also provides the number of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (www.mohfw.gov.in) and the national COVID-19 helpline which is 1075.

The new caller tune has been rolled out by Telcos ahead of the COVID-19 vaccination drive. Sources familiar with the development told Gadgets 360 that the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has instructed operators to install the new caller tune. Similar to the older version, it is implemented by default for all mobile customers.

Many users complained about the current caller tune on social media as they were forced to listen to the message before calling. A Public Interest Litigation was also filed before the Delhi High Court earlier this month to seek a direction to remove the caller tune which talks about precautions against COVID-19.

The trend of spreading awareness related to coronovirus through the caller tune began in March last year – ahead of a nationwide lockout. The initial version included coughing sounds.


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