Cell Phone Companies Should Accommodate Deaf People with Data-Only Plans!

Posted on 22 October 2008. Filed under: Advocacy | Tags: , , , , , |

Cell Phone Companies Should Accommodate Deaf People with Data-Only Plans!

Fed up with being forced to pay for voice call services that we deaf people cannot use? Or, fed up with being limited to only one or two cell phone companies (Tmobile) that even offer a data-only plan? Fed up with the fact that deaf people usually have to pay more for a data-only plan than hearing people do for a voice-only plan — even though our data-only plan is the functional equivalent?

If this is you, then read on:

Jeffery Stroud recently left the following comment in another post at this blog

URL : http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=28908999596
Comment:
I’ve set up a (currently small and inactive) group on facebook called “Support Deaf accomodation by Cell Phone Company”. I’m not too sure what the ADA would say about cell phone companies not providing a data-only plan for all of their data-accessible phones for the deafs. That what I intend to find out. (I’m just quite a bit busy right now getting ready to move though so right now I’m just letting peoples knows about this group)

Go check out the new facebook group.

It is pretty easy to register for Facebook if you haven’t done that before. Once you register, you would be able to view the “Support Deaf accomodation by Cell Phone Company” group in Facebook and also join this group. It’s small (with only 30 members so far), but if you alert your friends in the deaf community, or re-post this announcement at your own blog, then it could grow quickly. Group members could then work together to fight for a wider range of choices of cell phone companies for deaf customers.

Thank you to Jeffery Stroud for leaving his comment at my blog.

Help Jeffery Stroud spread the word: link to the new Facebook group from your blog, too; or alert your friends via email.

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