To help the hundreds of millions of people in India who have access to a phone, but limited or no internet access, Google Assistant is now a phone call away.

We also announced an initiative to help the hundreds of millions of Indians who use 2G phones get the information they need, without requiring data or an internet connection. The Vodafone-Idea Phone Line—supported by the Google Assistant—enables Vodafone-Idea users to call a single number (000 0800 9191000) free of charge at any time, and ask for everything from sports scores, traffic conditions and weather forecasts to help with homework. The service will be available across India in English and Hindi.

Google estimates that 460 million people in India’s use the internet. India has a population of 1.3 billion people.

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