Wireless Device now Available through TAP

  • Jan 23, 2012
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  • publicrelationsdept

The Virginia Relay Technology Assistance Program (TAP) is now offering its first wireless device. The Jitterbug is an easy-to-use cell phone with a loud speaker and earpiece shaped to work with hearing aids.  The phone is extremely popular with seniors who do not want the programming and complicated features often associated with today’s Smartphones and wireless communication devices.

The Jitterbug will be available through the TAP L2O (Loan-to-Own) program beginning in December. Exclusive to the program, qualified applicants will receive a no-cost phone and free activation, a waived five-minute Operator service fee, no contract and no cancellation fees, a free car charger and case, and free LiveNurse application with all rate plans.

While the Jitterbug cell phone will be provided by TAP L2O, recipients will be responsible for the costs of the monthly service plan.  Plans will start at $14.99 for 50 minutes and include nationwide coverage. VDDHH also plans to add a captioning cell phone and smart phone to the TAP L2O equipment program in 2012.

To find out if you qualify for a Jitterbug cell phone, contact the VDDHH outreach office nearest you. For a list of office locations visit http://www.vddhh.org/orproviders.aspx or call 1-800-552-7917 (voice/text).

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