There are 3 options to get a CapTel phone:

Option 1

Purchase a CapTel Phone

CapTel phones are available to purchase directly for $75 through WCI.

Option 2

Telephone Equipment Distribution Program

Minnesota residents who have a hearing loss, speech, or physical disability that limits their use of a standard phone, and who meet specific income eligibility guidelines, may qualify to receive a free CapTel phone through the Minnesota Telephone Equipment Distribution (TED) program. The program offers CapTel models 840, 840i, 880i, and 2400i. For more information on the TED Program, please visit their Web site at: Minnesota TED Program

Or, contact the TED Program at: 1-800-657-3663 (phone) or 1-888-206-6555 (TTY).

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Option 3

Third Party Certification of Hearing Loss

People who cannot hear over the phone may be eligible to receive an Internet-based CapTel phone at no cost with a signed certification of hearing loss from their audiologist or doctor.

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WebCapTel from T-Mobile
You can also get CapTel captions over the Internet during conversations on your cellphone.

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