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AT&T TAP system for disabled iPhone users

updated 04:50 pm EDT, Tue July 29, 2008

AT&T TAP messaging

AT&T on Tuesday unveiled details for its Text Accessibility Plan for disabled iPhone 3G customers, offering unlimited text messaging, web browsing, and email access for $50 per month. TAP is designed to allow users to communicate through the device's touchscreen interface, with the option of pay-per-use voice at 40 per minute. Interested users must apply through a special form, which is currently available from AT&T's website.

Disabled corporate customers are also eligible for the plan, with access to Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, and the above-mentioned features, for $65.

"We are thrilled to extend our Text Accessibility Plans to iPhone 3G customers so they can truly experience all of the speed and functionality of this powerful new device," said Susan Mazrui, Federal Regulatory Director at AT&T. "With TAP for iPhone 3G, customers can use the intuitive Multi-Touch touch screen to tap out their communications and stay connected while on the go."




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  1. gitcypher

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    IM Skype?

    When a more streamlined VoIP program is developed for the iPhone, then what?

  1. Zkatz007

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -4

    Jeez

    $50.00 a month!? F'in a thanks a LOT ATT. You guys suck!

  1. Elektrix

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -5

    rogers?

    why use a picture of an iPhone on Rogers to illustrate an AT&T story?

  1. SlimGem

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -7

    DISABLED?

    From what I've been reading, there are a lot of iPhones that are disabled. Seems like nothing works right.

  1. ScottInTheOC

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    Be More Specific

    The writer of this news piece should have been more precise in indicating that it is for DISABLED customers who are hard of hearing or have speech/voice problems - thus a plan that is based on data and text messages. The program is intended for them, not for iPhones that are disabled...

  1. drbroom

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    RE: Be More Specific

    Scott:thanks!!! I was wondering WTF this was about! NOW it makes sense.

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