Their new ID Pack is called the Relay ID pack and is a bundle of wallpapers, widgets, and applications directed to users that are deaf of have a heard time being able to hear on their device.
There are many useful applications in this ID bundle some of these include voicemail transcripts, reading captions, visual and vibrating alerts plus much much more. This is also the first time that any major carrier has developed a collection of useful applications focused towards the deaf and hard of hearing.
The Relay ID pack consists of the following applications:
- Sprint Mobile Video Relay Services – video relay services for sign language users
- Calendar Notifier – provides visual alerts and repeating reminders of calendar events
- Handcent SMS – visual alerts and notifications of texts
- VideoPlayer – captions on videos downloaded to a secure digital (SD) card
- Gmail Notifier – visual and vibrating alerts and reminders for your gmail email
- TuneWiki – to read and learn the lyrics to songs
- Captionfish.com – captioned movies playing in a customer’s area
- AIM Instant Messenger – access telephone relay services through AIM Buddy “SprintIP”
- Google Voice – transcribe audio messages left on voice mail into text
“The Sprint Relay ID pack addresses current and future needs of an important – and growing – segment of the U.S. population. It also demonstrates that Sprint takes corporate responsibility for disabilities. Sprint has provided relay capabilities for more than 20 years, and we’re pleased to now make it even easier for people who have trouble hearing on the phone to use their mobile phones.” – Mike Ellis, director-Sprint Relay Service
Sprint’s ID packs are only available on certain devices. These include the LG Optimus S, Sanyo Zio, Samsung Transform, Epic 4G and Galaxy Tab.