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Sprint Announces Next-Generation Mobile Solution for Hard of Hearing Android Users
Posted: 22-Oct-2011 [Source: Sprint]

[Wireless CapTel® by Sprint® powered by Raketu® lets users read mobile conversations with the aid of captions.]

Overland Park, Kan. -- Sprint (NYSE:S - News) today announced the availability of 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.

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 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.

The application can be downloaded on select Android 2.2 or higher devices from the Android Market for free with an Everything Data plan*.

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 call.

“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.

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