CapTel

CAPTEL (CAPTIONED TELEPHONE)
The CapTel phone is specifically for individuals with hearing loss who prefer to use their own voice when communicating on the telephone, but can’t quite hear what the other person is saying.

• Captions read on LCD screen
• Volume boost (up to 35dB)
• Adjustable ringer
• Works on digital lines

CapTel 840/840i
CapTel 840/840i

CapTel 840 – This phone works like any traditional telephone, but it also shows you written captions during your telephone conversations. Can’t quite hear what they say? Just check the captions!
Features
+ Captions are provided by a free service that connects to the call.
+ Calls you make are automatically connected to the Captioning Service to provide captions.
+ Incoming callers dial the service first, then enter your phone number in order for you to get aptions.*
+ Built in Answering Machine
+ Adjustable font sizes and colors
+ Phone book to store frequently called numbers (95+ names)
+ Easy access to voice mail and answering machine messages.
+ Works just like a standard phone for people who do not need captions.

CapTel 840i – This captioned telephone shows captions of everything your caller says on an extremely large display screen to help make sure you catch every word. It connects to both your telephone service and to your Internet service to give you the best of both worlds: voice and captions. The captions are provided by a free service that uses the Internet connection to automatically display captions for every call, quickly and accurately.
Features
+ Captions can be turned on/off as needed
+ Callers dial your number directly
+ Built-in Answering Machine
+ Phone book to store frequently called numbers (95+ names)
+ WiFi compatible
+ Warranty 5-year Replacement Program
+ Includes 90-day money back guarantee
Requirements: The CapTel 840i uses your telephone service and an Internet connection to give you the best of both worlds – voice and captions – during your calls.
Telephone Service
High-Speed Internet (WiFi or via Ethernet cable)
Router may be required, depending on your set-up

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CapTel2400i

CapTel 2400i – It makes it easy to enjoy phone conversations, confident you’ll catch every word. Designed for people with low vision or who have difficulty reading standard-sized captions.
Features
+ Shows word-for-word captions during your calls
+ Large easy touch-screen display
+ Powerful amplification — up to 40dB
+ Traditional telephone keypad — for comfortable, familiar dialing

CapTel 880i – This remarkable phone works like any traditional telephone, but it also connects to the Internet to show you written captions during your telephone conversations. You enjoy familiar telephone calls with the added benefit of captions – carried to your phone via the Internet.
Features
+ Captions can be turned on/off as needed
+ Built in Answering Machine
+ Extra large display screen
+ Adjustable font sizes and colors including extra large font option
+ Phone book stores frequently called numbers (95+ names)
+ WiFi compatible

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CapTel880i

Requirements:
Telephone Service
High-Speed Internet
Standard electrical power

(Depending on your Internet set up, a router may also be required to connect more than one device to your Internet service. – People who do not have high-speed Internet access should use the CapTel 840)

CapTel uses an enhanced voice recognition technology to transcribe the users spoken words (via a trained agent) into text for the individual with hearing loss to read on the built-in display screen. The CapTel user does not need to dial a special number to connect to the service.

The CapTel user simply dials the number of the party they wish to call, once connected to the call center, the agent re-voices everything the called party says in to their computer system which is transcribed into text. During the conversation, the CapTel user reads the captions on the screen of the phone and and responds using their own voice as they would on a traditional telephone.

If you meet the following criteria, you may be able to obtain a free phone from Relay Indiana:
+ Citizen of Indiana?
+ Hard of hearing, deaf or speech impaired?
+ Annual household income below $71,000?
click here to go to application

Don’t qualify for free phone? see models on CapTel site: 2400i / 880i
Read about/see all the CapTel phones