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[ NNSquad ] AT&T's FaceTime Blocking Hurts the Deaf

AT&T's FaceTime Blocking Hurts the Deaf

http://j.mp/RUgke0  (Wired)

   "When I learned that Apple would finally be enabling the iPhone's
    FaceTime app to work over mobile connections, I was ecstatic. As
    someone who is deaf, I could now use this one-touch, always-on
    video chat app to communicate with friends and family in my
    natural language: American Sign Language (ASL).  But then I found
    out that AT&T will block mobile FaceTime unless customers sign up
    for an expensive unlimited voice plan. I wasn't thrilled with the
    thought of having to pay this AT&T "deaf tax" just to use the
    mobile data I'm already paying for."

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Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
 - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com/privacy-info
 - Data Wisdom Explorers League: http://www.dwel.org
 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy
Lauren's Blog: http://lauren.vortex.com
Google+: http://vortex.com/g+lauren / Twitter: http://vortex.com/t-lauren 
Tel: +1 (818) 225-2800 / Skype: vortex.com
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