Can't Hear on the Phone?

Now you can read captions of everything your caller says.

Read and understand while still hearing their voice.


What is CapTel?

Captioned Telephone

Ideal for people with some degree of hearing loss, the Captioned Telephone, or CapTel, works like any other telephone with one important addition: It displays every word the caller says throughout the conversation. CapTel phone users can listen to the caller, and can also read the written captions in the CapTel's bright display window.

CapTel is easy to use. It works the same way you'd use any other telephone. If you can't hear what someone says, simply read the captions.

Free Service
CapTel works with a free Captioning Service to transcribe everything the other person says into written words. There are no monthly fees, no service agreements. Your monthly phone bill doesn't change.

Set Up
Set up can be as easy as connecting a phone line and plugging it in! Or CapTel can work with your high-speed internet service. We'll help you select the right phone for your home or office.


CapTel Telephone

You need a CapTel phone to access the Captioning Service. CapTel phones are available for $75 or you may qualify to receive a free phone through a state equipment program . Users can also view captions of their calls directly on their mobile device or web browser with WebCapTel.

CapTel 840
Designed for people who are comfortable with a traditional-style telephone, the CapTel 840i features a large easy-to-read display with built-in answering machine.

CapTel 880i
Ideal for people with low vision, who have difficulty viewing standard-sized captions, the CapTel 880i has extra large font sizes & display options for easy reading.

CapTel 2400i

For people who prefer touch-screen technology, the CapTel 2400i has a large colorful display, dial-by-picture capability, and a built-in answering machine. Includes Bluetooth ® connectivity and speakerphone.