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AT&T Intros iPhone Text Accessibility Plan for Customers with Disabilities
Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 at 4:00 PM - by
On Tuesday, AT&T introduced a new iPhone text accessibility plan for customers who are deaf or have a hearing or speech disability. The Text Accessibility Plan (TAP) is designed to give those customers a choice of unlimited text messaging, Web browsing and easy access to e-mail for US$40 a month.
"Our Text Accessibility Plan allows customers who are deaf or have hearing or speech disabilities to literally tap out their communications on the go," said Carlton Hill, vice president of Product Management, Voice Products and Affiliate Marketing for AT&T's wireless unit. "Now with TAP for iPhone, users can tap, flick and pinch the innovative Multi-Touch touch screen for a completely new world of functionality."
New and current customers with qualifying disabilities will work through AT&T's National Center for Customers with Disabilities (NCCD) and complete an application.
"During the iPhone activation process, customers sign up for a standard iPhone voice and data plan. After the iPhone is activated, customers can e-mail, fax or mail the eligibility form back to the NCCD to change their rate plan to the TAP for iPhone," according to AT&T.
AT&T's press release provides more details.
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