WHAT IS ACCESSIBILITY?
Accessibility is what we’d like to offer you. Virgin Mobile provides services to Members who self-identify with a disability that prevents them from completing daily tasks easily. These include visual, hearing, cognitive, speech or physical impairments.
WHO CAN RECEIVE ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES?
If you have an accessibility issue, we’ll gladly work with you in the style you like to make your Member experience more enjoyable.
HOW CAN YOU GET ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES?
If you’re a new Member (welcome!), you can set up your services at any Virgin Mobile store. If you would like to add or change an Accessibility service on your account, contact the Care team at 1-888-999-2321.
Virgin Mobile offers a complimentary 2GB per month data add-on for qualified postpaid Members with hearing, speech or visual accessibility needs. The add-on is paired with your existing rate plan with data.
The add-on provides additional data in light of the increased data needs associated with the use of video calling, GPS/way-finding tools and other apps that assist with daily living.
To qualify, please contact the Accessibility Services Centre at email@example.com (we’d love to hear from you!)
We’ll send you your service agreement in another format, including Braille, Audio CD, e-text CD and Large print.
Extended You'll Love Us Guarantee
We’ll lengthen the period we normally give Members to change their mind, which is 15 calendar days from the commitment start date to return their device. If you are a person of disability, that extends the You’ll Love Us Guarantee period to 30 days from the commitment start date. For all returns, conditions do apply. Check out our Returns, Warranty and Repairs page for conditions and more info.
Text with 9-1-1
When you dial 9-1-1, the 9-1-1 call centre is notified that they need to communicate with you using text (SMS) instead of voice. The 9-1-1 call centre will then initiate text messaging with you to address the emergency. Register for T9-1-1
With Call Display, the name of the person calling appears on your phone screen, so you can see who’s calling (and decide if you want to answer or not).
We offer Members support through E-Chat, an instant-messaging type of chat, on virginmobile.ca. No calling required. Click here.
Voicemail to Text
This service converts your voicemail messages to text messages (nice!) and delivers them to your phone so you can read them.
We’ll help you call the right people. Care representatives will place local calls and navigate Interactive Voice Response (IVR) systems on your behalf, free of charge. We’ll also take care of the surcharge on Care-assisted long distance calls.
If you're visually impaired, you can contact 411 and be connected to the number you're looking for. Heads Up! A $2.49 connection fee will be charged, but once you get your bill, please give Care a call at 1-888-999-2321 and we'll remove the fee if you have a self-identified accessibility requirement. Other standard usage fees, like airtime charges and long distance charges, also apply.
We carry phones that offer a variety of features – like talk to text, speaker phone, predictive text input, voice dialing and more – which might help make things more comfortable for you. To help you figure out if a certain phone is the ideal match for your needs, we’ve posted the user manuals for each phone we carry, which list each phone’s features. Already have a phone? Check your user manual to discover what your phone can do for you.
IP Relay enables deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired (DHHSI) individuals to place and receive text-based relay calls from their personal computer (PC) and/or mobile device. An IP Relay operator will connect an IP Relay caller to a voice party. All calls are strictly confidential. All you need to use Virgin IP Relay is a PC and/or mobile device with an Internet connection. IP Relay Page
Video Relay Service
Video Relay Service (VRS) is a free service provided by Canada VRS that helps people who use sign language to communicate with voice telephone users. VRS callers are connected by video with a sign language interpreter who provides real time interpretation for telephone calls. Virgin Mobile Members using VRS on a mobile network within Canada will not be charged for data associated with using VRS. Important: Please be aware that there are 9-1-1 limitations associated with VRS. Visit the Canada VRS website for important information about these limitations and how VRS works with 9-1-1. To register and learn more about VRS, visit Canada VRS’ website.
BLINDSQUARE PROMO (FOR iOS DEVICES)
What is the BlindSquare Promo app?
BlindSquare Promo is an accessible GPS-app, specifically designed for low vision and blind users to help them travel independently. The app describes the surrounding environment, announces points of interest and street intersections as you travel around. BlindSquare Promo is exclusively available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices.
How does it work?
The BlindSquare Promo app announces points of interest, intersections and user-defined points through a dedicated speech synthesizer. BlindSquare Promo determines your location using your device's GPS capabilities - it then looks up information about your surroundings and employs unique algorithms to determine the information most useful to you. It does not require a user to touch buttons on their device screen as many functions can be activated using the physical buttons of your headset or Bluetooth speaker.
What can you do with BlindSquare Promo?
You can use BlindSquare Promo for a variety of purposes including finding the most popular coffee shop within a nearby radius, or to find the nearest bank or transit stop. By simply shaking your device, BlindSquare Promo notifies you of your current address, as well as information about the location of the nearest street intersection and venues around you. BlindSquare Promo will periodically announce the distance and direction while you are traveling to a specific destination.
How much does the app cost?
Virgin Mobile Members with an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch get the BlindSquare Promo app at the exclusive price of $9.99 plus tax (retail value $54.99). Data charges will apply if you download the app outside of a Wi-Fi area.
Good to know:
BlindSquare Promo is compatible with devices running iOS 9.0 and later with an active Virgin Mobile SIM card.
With new BlindSquare activations. Exclusive price available for a limited time only.
How do I get the app?
Using a compatible Apple device, download and purchase the app from the Apple App Store.
Please note the aid of a sighted person may be required for the initial download.
VIDEO RELAY SERVICE
The Video Relay Service (VRS) app enables people who are Deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired to communicate with voice telephone users with the help of an interpreter. Virgin Mobile Members using VRS on a mobile network within Canada will not be charged for data associated with using VRS.
There are 9-1-1 limitations associated with VRS. Please see the Canada VRS website for important information about these limitations and how VRS works with 9-1-1.
How does it work?
Video Relay Service (VRS) helps people who use sign language to communicate with voice telephone users.
Sign language users can access VRS through an app on their computer, tablet or smartphone using a high-speed Internet connection. When they place their call, an interpreter appears on the device’s screen. The operator then places a voice telephone call and relays the conversation.
The sign language user can sign to the interpreter, who speaks the message to the recipient. When the recipient responds, the interpreter relays the message back in ASL or LSQ.
How much does it cost?
The app is free.
Virgin Mobile Members using VRS on a mobile network within Canada will not be charged for data associated with using VRS.
NEARBY EXPLORER ONLINE (FOR ANDROD DEVICES)
What is the Nearby Explorer Online app?
Nearby Explorer Online is an accessible GPS-app, specifically designed for low vision and blind users. The app describes the surrounding environment in ways comparable to reading signage or observing road characteristics. Nearby Explorer Online is available on Android devices.
How does it work?
The Nearby Explorer Online app uses online maps covering millions of points of interest to describe your surrounding environment as you travel. The app provides announcements as you travel to provide you with a better understanding of your surroundings. All announcements are optional, so you control how much information Nearby Explorer Online provides you.
What can you do with it?
The Nearby Explorer Online apps allows you to select from different options in order to determine what information to announce as you travel. These options include typical items like street names, addresses, and nearby places as well as the distance and direction to them.
How much does the app cost?
Virgin Mobile Members with an Android device get the Nearby Explorer Online app free of charge. Data charges will apply if you download the app outside of a Wi-Fi area.
* Nearby Explorer Online is compatible with Android devices running Android 4.1 and higher with an active Virgin Mobile SIM card.
How do I get the app?
Using a compatible Android device, simply download the app from the Google Play Store.
WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS?
Watch the following videos to learn more about your rights as an internet or wireless customer. Videos are presented in American Sign Language (ASL) with English captions and an audio voiceover.
For internet customers:
- Click here to learn how the Internet Code enhances consumer protections for Internet customers.
For wireless customers:
- Click here to learn about how the Wireless Code enhances consumer protections for Wireless customers.