Google has introduced 7 new Indian local languages in its Google Search and another incredibly useful feature for providing Google Assistant to 2G users in India, at the Google For India 2019 event.
The people who use 2g phones or who don’t have data or an internet connection, Google with Vodafone Idea Phone Line is going to bring the voice search capabilities of Google Assistant for them also. The 2G users will get a toll-free number that anyone can call and ask any query such as weather updates, facts, distance to certain locations, sports scores, etc.
Google has made Vodafone Idea as its partner for this service and you can dial into 000 800 9191 000 to use the voice search. By default, the service is available in Hindi but you can switch to English by following the instructions. You will also have to change your location to your current city if you want to ask for location-based queries.
The service will work the same way as Google Assistant works on a smartphone with an internet connection. You can ask anything and it will be relayed through Google Assistant to serve you the appropriate response. The best part about this service is that you don’t need data and it actually works like a phone operator working 24/7 for you.
Right now users using Vodafone can access this service. Other users may have to wait as the company didn’t confirm whether it’s going to expand to other network carriers in the future.