Placing a call on a CapTel phone is just like using a standard phone, but even better. Each time you use the CapTel phone to make or answer a call, you will be automatically connected to a captioning service.
You speak directly to the other party on the CapTel phone.
The other party talks directly to you while the captioner listens.
The captioner transcribes the other party’s voiced message into captions.
You listen and read the captions on the CapTel phone.
Video: How does a CapTel phone work?
Here’s how a CapTel user, Don, communicates with a standard phone user named Adam of AB Properties and then with his daughter, another standard phone user.