Cell provider to help hearing impaired

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By Jesse Osbourne


Regionally-based cellular provider Bluegrass Cellular is now offering a text-only plan for customers who are hearing-impaired.
The new plan began on July 1 and provides text-only service to the Bluegrass Cellular network.

The plan offers unlimited text messaging for $20 per month on select devices. Any voice minutes used on the plan will cost users 10 cents per minute.
Those wishing to sign up for the plan must present a certification of disability to be eligible.
“We are pleased to offer a cost-efficient, text-only option for individuals in our communities that are hearing-impaired,” Barry Nothstine, vice president of sales and marketing, said. “This new service plan is part of our ongoing efforts to treat customers like good friends and offer products and services to meet their diverse needs.”
Meeting those needs is what spawned the program.
“As we continue to grow as a service provider, we consistently look for ways to meet the needs of our customer base,” Nothsine said. “We decided to offer a text-only plan as another affordable option for customers who, because of a disability, are unable to communicate over a voice network. We don’t anticipate a high-demand for this service, but the benefit to those who use it will be significant.”
More information about the text-only service plan is available at www.bluegrasscellular.com or at one of the company’s customer care centers in Kentucky.