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

Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Service

North Dakota residents who have difficulty using the telephone because of a severe hearing loss, speech impairment, or physical impairment and who meet income limits may apply to receive a free CapTel phone through the Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Service. To learn more about the program, or to download an application, visit or contact:

Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Service (TEDS)
3240 15th St S, Suite B
Fargo, ND 58104
(800) 895-4728

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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