Well, it is Alabama, where most folks over 30 don't know how to use a smart phone. Don't know how they could require 90% of the population to buy something they couldn't use.
"Will now be able to", not required to. The old fashioned paper method will still be acceptable. I don't think they are going to try to force you to buy a smart phone.
Not wanting to do something is not the same as not being able to do it.