Sprint announces CapTel for iOS, brings caption calling to hearing impaired on iOS


Sprint has announced that it is releasing CapTel, a caption calling service, for iOS. What this aims to do is aid those that are hearing impaired have phone conversations via a mobile device. You are given a special CapTel number and when you login, phone conversations are captioned for you using voice to text technology, so that you can read the conversations and easily respond as if you were on a normal call. From Sprint:

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 revolutionary application then 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 screen.

Before this became available for iOS, it was only available to a select few of Android devices. Now, however, it is being extended to iOS through an application in the iOS App Store here: Wireless CapTel. The service and the idea that it brings is great. It makes it much easier for those that are hearing impaired to use the device to the fullest of its ability, without the need for an external accessory. Read the press release here for more info: Sprint.

What do you think? Do you like that this has come to iOS? Are you, or someone you know, going to be using it? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.


Via: 9to5Mac, App Store, Business Wire

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