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07-23-2013, 10:58 PM #1
Sprint's Wireless Captel Service for Hearing Impaired Brought to iOS Devices
Sprint recently announced that it will be offering its Wireless CapTel service to iOS device users, enabling the hearing impaired to read “real-time word-for-word captions” of conversations on their iPhone, iPod, or iPad. A description of what the service is and how it works can be found below:
Wireless CapTel by Sprint users place a call in the same way they would when using a traditional phone – by dialing the number directly on the device. The revolutionary application then connects callers directly to the CapTel service when the phone is dialed. When the receiving party answers, callers can listen to what the other person is saying and also read captions on the phone’s display screen.
Basically, incoming calls will be routed through the service as well for users with a CapTel by Sprint number. This allows customers to receive the real-time captions for every conversation. Before, the service was only available on select Android devices which included the LG Optimus G, HTC Evo 4G, Samsung Galaxy S III, and a few others. Sprint is making the functionality available through a free app available on the App Store, with the service available for free to users on an Everything Data plan.
Those of you who are interested in learning more can do so by watching the video below:
Source: BusinessWire, YouTube