Sprint launches mobile solution for hard of hearing Android users



Sprint unveiled Wireless CapTel by Sprint powered by Raketu, an
application on select Android phones that increases accessibility in mobile
communications for individuals who are hard-of-hearing.


The Wireless CapTel by Sprint application marks another breakthrough by
Sprint for the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities. The company recently
marked an industry first with the Sprint Relay ID pack a bundle of applications, links, tips, icons, and widgets enabling a more
robust wireless experience for those with hearing loss.


Wireless CapTel by Sprint allows users to read conversations with
real-time word-for-word captions on their wireless phones. 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 application 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


“Sprint Relay is pleased to add another groundbreaking solution to its
portfolio and bring to the market a service that improves our customers’
experience,” said Mike Ellis, director-Sprint Relay.


Wireless CapTel calls are automatically routed through a captioning
service. Users simply give friends, family, and other contacts their
specialized Wireless CapTel by Sprint phone number to receive captions on every


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