Odin Mobile dials up LG Nexus 5
The T-Mobile MVNO announces its latest smartphone designed with visually impaired users in mind.
Odin Mobile, the wireless provider who caters to visually impaired users, has added another smartphone to its roster. Today sees the arrival of the LG Nexus 5, one of the top Android handsets of the last few months.
As with the Nexus 4, Odin has pre-loaded a home screen widget highlighting apps aimed at blind of low-vision users. Talkback, for example, announces an application's name as the user moves their finger across the icon. Double tapping the device brings up the Google Play Store and a guide to help the app installation process.
Odin offers the 16GB version of the LG Nexus 5 for $359 when paired with one of the unlimited plans. Customers who need a little more help in setup and support may choose the $399 bundle which includes a special instructional kit and one month of troubleshooting and one-on-one guidance. It's worth noting that Odin's representatives are also blind and can relate to the caller's needs.
Odin has also introduced a new, $40 rate plan which offers unlimited talk, text, and data. The caveat being the first 500MB of data are at 4G speeds with any overages being throttled. Odin Mobile is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) which piggybacks off of T-Mobile's network.
Learn more about the Nexus 5 options at Odin's web site.