Captioning Finally Makes It to Mobile

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At long last, Hamilton CapTel has released a captioned phone experience for iOS and Android mobile devices.

"We're extremely excited to release this completely re-engineered app to benefit the millions of Americans with hearing loss," said Dixie Ziegler, vice president of Hamilton Relay, Hamilton CapTel's parent company, in a statement. "Hamilton CapTel was the first to release a mobile app for captioned phone calls back in 2010. This release represents a milestone in that Hamilton CapTel and Ultratec, the inventor of captioned telephones, worked collaboratively to deliver this feature-rich, fully functional app for iOS and Android."

Similar to captions on television, Hamilton Mobile CapTel delivers captions for phone conversations. Developed specifically for people with hearing loss, users will have access to the following features:

  • Captions on incoming and outgoing calls;
  • Seamless syncing with device contacts;
  • Built-in Voicemail with captions;
  • Simultaneous viewing of captions on a larger screen with Browser Caption Viewing;
  • Call Forwarding and Custom Caller ID;
  • Customizations that let users choose font style, color, and size; and
  • Call logs.

"While all of the features certainly make the app a leader in this space, the real benefit is the increased freedom it provides to people with hearing loss," Ziegler said. "Users can enjoy the same captioned phone experience we've been delivering to our customers at home and in their office for years, now in the palm of their hand."

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