Vodafone Idea introduced voice-based contactless recharge facility at retail outlets to allow customers and retailers cohere social distancing over coronavirus pandemic. "This has been made possible through Vodafone Idea's Smart Connect retailer app which allows retailers to recharge without having to hand over the phone to the customer to enter their mobile number," The company stated. "In order to facilitate contactless recharges, Smart Connect is now enabled with voice based recharge feature and is available at all Vodafone Idea own stores and multi-branded stores."
The customer or retailer can simply speak out the ten digit mobile number on the device and the Google voice-enabled feature will capture the command from a distance of up to ten feet, ensuring safety for both the sides.
Economic activities are gradually recovering outside containment zones and people have started partially commuting in India in the thirst phase of lockdown. When lockdown was announced till May 17, the government released guidelines as to which area will come under green, red, and orange zones. As on early Thursday, the death toll due to coronavirus pandemic stood at 2,549 while the cases had risen to 78,003 in the country.