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CapTel 840

CapTel 840

Designed for people without high speed internet access, the CapTel 840 works with a standard analog telephone line.

Some states offer special equipment programs that provide a CapTel 840 phone at no cost to qualified individuals. See if there is a program in your state. Not available in all states


  • 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 captions.*
  • 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.

* If used in 2-Line Mode (optional), callers can dial your phone number directly.

* This model works only in the United States


  • Analog telephone line(s). 
  • Standard electrical power

People who use digital cable or VOIP telephone service should consider the CapTel 840i which supports these telephone services.


  • Captions appear automatically on outgoing calls.  For incoming calls, your caller first dials a toll-free captioning service then enters your phone number for the call to connect to you. (Note: for optional 2-Line CapTel users, callers dial your number directly.)
  • Built-in Answering Machine takes voice messages with captions
  • Large, easy-to-read captions window with adjustable font sizes and colors.
  • Display screen tilts for comfortable reading or lies flat to mount the phone on a wall.
  • Adjustable volume control (up to 40dB gain) for captioned calls. Volume button is easy to see and adjust during a call.
  • One-touch access to CapTel Customer Service (speed dial button automatically connects you to CapTel Help Line).
  • Easy-to-follow menu system with Yes/No questions.
  • Phone Book allows you to easily store and dial more than 95 names/phone numbers.
  • Speed dial keys for one-touch dialing of frequently called numbers.
  • Caller-ID capable – shows you who is calling directly on display screen.
  • Captions available on calls within the United States only.