Jun 162010

First iPhone App to Provide Captions for Every Call

June 16, 2010, Aurora, Nebraska –Today, Hamilton CapTel announced the immediate availability of the Hamilton Mobile CapTel application for the iPhone.  The application provides captions of telephone calls for individuals with hearing loss while they are on the go.  Available nationwide, Hamilton Mobile CapTel allows users to listen while reading captions of everything that is said during phone calls – all from the convenience of their iPhone.

“This is a major addition to the Hamilton CapTel family of solutions, delivering unprecedented access and freedom for iPhone users that are hard of hearing,” said Dixie Ziegler, vice president of Hamilton Relay, provider of Hamilton Mobile CapTel service. “At Hamilton, we are dedicated to delivering personalized service and providing the most technologically advanced solutions. Every call is important, and due to the widespread use of the iPhone, we have created a free iPhone App that is easy-to-use with an intuitive interface to meet the needs of iPhone users in the U.S.”

Similar to captions on television, Hamilton Mobile CapTel delivers captions for telephone conversations. The popularity of the iPhone in particular has spurred creation of an iPhone App that is free, easy and highly functional. The Hamilton Mobile CapTel iPhone App delivers several useful features that meet the demands of people who are hard-of-hearing:

  • Listen to what is said while simultaneously reading captions of what’s said on the screen of the iPhone
  • Integration of Contacts; phone numbers are available when it’s time to place a call
  • Free captions in both English and Spanish
  • Available on any 3G/3GS iPhone
  • Works with an iPhone compatible headset—wired or Bluetooth
  • Registered Web CapTel users can download the app immediately and have access to their profile and contacts stored on the iPhone, captioning can begin within seconds

“The development of the iPhone App was paramount for our tech-savvy users.  CapTel Service has changed people’s lives for the better—no more frustration trying to hear the person at the other end of the phone,” said Ziegler. “Now, iPhone users can place and receive captioned phone calls from just about anywhere. And best of all, this is a free service, available throughout the United States.”

Hamilton Mobile CapTel is a service that can be used on a single, mobile telephone that is capable of supporting both voice and data simultaneously through a 3G or Wi-Fi connection. While initially only available for the iPhone 3G/3GS, due to resounding demand, Hamilton Mobile CapTel has plans to provide this service on a variety of devices.

Download the free Hamilton Mobile CapTel iPhone App at the iTunes® App StoreSM. Search “Hamilton Mobile CapTel” or download directly at: http://iphone.appmobilize.com/track/185118

iPhone users who are new to CapTel can visit www.HamiltonCapTel.com for more details or may begin the one-time registration process at www.HamiltonWebCapTel.com.

About Hamilton CapTel

Hamilton CapTel is a service of Hamilton Relay, a division of Hamilton Telecommunications, a diversified communications and technology services provider based in Aurora, Neb. Founded in 1901, Hamilton Telecommunications has grown to encompass eight primary company divisions allowing Hamilton to operate on a local, regional and national basis. For more information about Hamilton CapTel, please visit www.hamiltoncaptel.com.

CapTel is a registered trademark of Ultratec, Inc.  iPhone and iTunes are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc