Category: Communication Aid for the Deaf

Hamilton CapTel

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The Hamilton CapTel® App is designed exclusively for individuals who have difficulty hearing over the telephone. With this app, users may listen to phone conversations while reading word-for-word captions of what's said - similar to captions on TV. What's Required:

  • Hamilton CapTel account
  • Voice plan
  • Data plan
  • Simultaneous voice and data capability*
  • Headset that works with hearing aids or cochlear implants, both wired or Bluetooth.

* Some wireless networks do not support simultaneous voice and data capability - in these cases, you may be required to use WiFi. Please refer to your wireless carrier to find out more about their network capacity for simultaneous voice and data usage.

**CapTel is a registered trademark of Ultratec, Inc.

Technical Specifications: 
  • Size: 1.5 MB
  • Language: English

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


Price Check
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Hamilton CapTel

Made By:

Captel Captioning Service
Captel Captioning Service Organization Type: 
The CapTel Captioning Service is offered by Ultratec Inc. (see separate entry) to provide realtime captioning of telephone conversations. Users of the CapTel Captioning Service must have a CapTel telephone (see separate entry), which is designed specifically to interact with the Captioning Service. CapTel Captioning Service subscribers place each call in the same way as dialing a traditional phone. As the user dials an outgoing call, the CapTel phone automatically connects to the Captioning Service. When the other party answers, the CapTel phone user hears everything that they say, just like a traditional call. Behind the scenes, an operator at the CapTel Captioning Service transcribes everything the other party says into written text. The written text appears on the display window built into the CapTel phone. The captions appear almost simultaneously with the spoken word, allowing the CapTel phone users to understand everything that is said either by hearing it or by reading it. Incoming calls must go through the Captioning Service to engage realtime captioning. The CapTel phone is available in a 2-line version that will automatically contact the CapTel Captioning Service for each incoming and outgoing call. The CapTel Captioning Service is available in 44 States and the District of Columbia. It is not available in Alaska, Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, and South Dakota. One free CapTel telephone is available to each active Federal employee who uses the Federal CapTel program.
Email address: CapTel@ultratec.ocm
Phone: 888-269-7477
Fax: 608-238-3008
Web Address:

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Apple, Inc.
Apple, Inc. Organization Type: 
Email address:
Phone: 800-692-7753 or 800-676-2775
Phone (U.S. and Canada): 
Web Address:
Blind & Low Vision, Computers