The deafmac.org blog has reported that AT&T and Apple have introduced a new iPhone text accessibility plan for customers with disabilities.
That's great that they've finally noticed customers with speech/hearing disabilities, but it seems that customers have to agree to the regular iPhone plan when activating the phone and then apply to AT&T to switch to the text accessibility plan (TAP). Does AT&T ever deny applications for the TAP? Accepting the regular iPhone plan legally binds you to the contract even if you only accept it because you plan to switch to the TAP. It's still legally binding contract which AT&T can then decide to release you from if they accept your TAP application.
I am not a lawyer, but it seems to me that if the TAP application is rejected, the original contract would still be valid and you would be required to pay for it even if it wasn't useful to you. I haven't seen anywhere a method that you can get firm confirmation from AT&T of eligability for the TAP before you agree to the non-TAP contract. Is it paranoid to worry?
- Ricky Buchanan