CapTel Captioned Telephone
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What is CapTel?

Captioned Telephone

Ideal for people with some degree of hearing loss, the Captioned Telephone, or CapTel, works like any other telephone with one important addition: It displays every word the caller says throughout the conversation. CapTel phone users can listen to the caller, and can also read the written captions in the CapTel's bright display window.   How it works

Read and understand while still hearing their voice.


CapTel is easy to use. It works the same way you'd use any other telephone. If you can't hear what someone says, simply read the captions.

Free Service

CapTel works with a free Captioning Service to transcribe everything the other person says into written words. There are no monthly fees, no service agreements. Your monthly phone bill doesn't change.

State Programs

Some states offer special programs to get a CapTel phone FREE or at a reduced rate. Learn more about programs in your area.

Set Up

Set up can be as easy as connecting a phone line and plugging it in! Or CapTel can work with your high-speed internet service. We'll help you select the right phone for your home or office.

CapTel Telephone

You need a CapTel phone to access the Captioning Service. CapTel phones are available for $75 or you may qualify to receive a free phone through a state equipment program . Users can also view captions of their calls directly on their mobile device or web browser with WebCapTel.

How It Works

You dial the other person's number, exactly the same way as with any other telephone. As you dial, the phone automatically connects to a free captioning service. When the other party answers, you hear everything they say – just like a traditional call. The captioning service transcribes everything they say into captions, so you can read it too.

The way you see captions on incoming calls depends on which CapTel model you use. With some models, people call your number directly like any other phone call. With other models, callers dial the captioning service first and enter your phone number.

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