Deafmac writes, “…we complained about their offering to the hearing people to have Voice-Only plan on their iPhones. As we all know, it spoke of discrimination and they removed it. Now we both, hearing and deaf, are back to square one where we have to pay $59.99 a month for both voice and data plans.” However, read the comments as well as the following blogs for a full picture.
Gizmodo caught wind of this and posted on the topic. According to a Gizmodo follow up, AT&T is bringing a data only plan for iPhones. But what if we don’t want an iPhone? Wish Verizon would follow suit and give us more choices.
* Apple Gazette has a podcast, but that won’t do some of us much good.
I hope more companies other than T-Mobile and AT&T offer data only plans. It would be nice to have a choice. For the past three years, I’ve been using T-mobile and the network is getting worst every year. We’re at the point where we’re ready to pay an early termination fee as the network has failed us too many times including emergency situations.
iPhones have an on screen keyboard, but it’s easier to make a mistake on these keyboards than on the type of keyboards that Blackberrys, Sidekicks and Treos use. So I can’t see an iPhone being an effective phone for my needs.