Telephone

Are there any mobile tariffs that are suitable for deaf people who use SMS but do not make voice calls?

Several mobile network operators have tariffs offering unlimited SMS from around £10/month. These may include handsets or be SIM-only, i.e. the customer supplies the phone.

It pays to shop around as all providers offer slightly different packages and mobile internet may or may not be included (or it may be possible to ‘trade’ it for unlimited SMS on some packages).

In addition to these tariffs, it is also possible to use pay as you go price plans to buy the services you want to use. At the time of writing, at least one mobile network operator gives a month’s unlimited SMS and 500 MB mobile internet for a £5 top-up.

The deaf communications charity TAG has more information about tariffs with unlimited SMS on its website.