The SOS alert can be launched by simply pressing the SOS prompt on the app. It can also be activated via voice command through Siri on iOS. The voice activation via Google Assistant will soon be available on Android devices also, the statement said. It will instantly send an SOS alert along with the user’s location over SMS to the five contacts selected by the user and advise them to immediately reach out/respond to the emergency situation. The app operates by estimating the accurate location of the user which their family/friends can track real time on a link that is sent as part of the alert SMS. “This apart from being an emergency App is also a utility app developed by Airtel as it has simplified the process of downloading and registering”, said Avantika Dalmia, Member governing body, FLO.
How can you use the app
1. Download the app and register
2. The user will receive OTP to verify the identity
3. Add details of five people you are close with and who are most likely to reach out for help
4. Select language settings and Get started