Sprint Brings Real Time Captioning to Phone Calls on Your iOS Device

Posted in Apple News, Apps, iOS on 23/07/2013 by Chris Hauk


Sprint announced today that it is now offering its Wireless CapTel service to iOS users. The app will enable hearing impaired users to read “real-time word-for-word captions” of their conversations on their iPhone, iPod, or iPad.

Sprint news release, via 9to5Mac:

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.

Incoming calls will also be routed through the service for users with a CapTel by Sprint number. Previously, the service was only available on certain Android devices, including the LG Optimus G, HTC Evo 4G, and Samsung Galaxy SIII, and a few others.

The Wireless CapTel by Sprint app is available for iOS devices in the App Store, [DIRECT LINK], and the service is free to all Sprint users on an Everything Data plan.


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