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AT&T intros iPhone Text Accessibility Plan

AT&T has announced its new Text Accessibility Plan (TAP) for iPhone, designed to give customers with disabilities access to all the iPhone’s non-voice communication abilities without having to pay for voice service. The plan will include unlimited text messaging, web browsing and e-mail for $40 a month, and is available to new and current iPhone users with qualifying disabilities through AT&T’s National Center for Customers with Disabilities. “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.” For more information about AT&T’s NCCD or other offerings for customers with disabilities, visit the company’s disability resources web page; Apple also offers a page explaining the accessibility features of the iPhone.

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That’s actually pretty freaking cool

Posted by Toleran on April 29, 2008 at 6:53 PM (CDT)


I’d like to see an AT&T iPhone plan for the general public that consisted of unlimited text, email and data, but with a-la-carte voice minutes.  I’m on AT&T’s cheapest plan and i STILL have almost 10,000 rollover minutes banked, however, I still have to pay $80/month for the unlimited texting.  I hate feeling ripped off every month.

Makes me almost wish my hearing was bad so I could get this plan.

Posted by Matt on April 30, 2008 at 6:44 AM (CDT)


As a hearing impaired user this is great news!

I wonder if you can still use the voice features “A-la-carte” though?

Posted by Cameron T. on April 30, 2008 at 11:23 AM (CDT)


Wake up, Apple/AT&T! This is a business opportunity that should not be restricted exclusively to customers with disabilities.

This is exactly what the iPod Touch should have been: an iPhone without the voice option. Not some crippled device that requires a tresure-hunt for a wi-fi hotspot.

Posted by fondy442 on May 5, 2008 at 1:34 PM (CDT)

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