It is a CaptionCall phone!
My son called me from Ohio and this is what came up. It uses a voice recognition software to caption everything the caller on the other end says.
As you can see, it is not perfect, but better than the alternative... Border reviews is actually, "Board of Reviews," but I understand the meaning.
Anything in GREEN has been changed by a real person, who reviews what is being captioned and corrects the word(s) that the voice recognition software may have entered incorrectly.
Get this: if I have a cell phone message, I can hold the message to the speaker and have CaptionCall translate it for me ~ cool, huh?
There is a $100 installation fee, but it was waived through a special promotion on KSL.com. This promotion is good until the end of the year.
Does it cost me anything to use this phone? No. The service is provided through FCC fund that compensates telephone companies, making this service FREE to ANYONE who is deaf or hard of hearing. That includes anyone who is late deafened or wears a hearing aid. Cool!
The phone belongs to CaptionCall, and doesn't charge me anything to have it in my home.
I'm not sure how often I will use it, because I rely on my cell phone/text messaging more often.
I'm still figuring out how to use this. If I find out any cool features, I'll be sure to let you know!
After having this for a couple of years, I found that it doesn't work for me. The captioning is very delayed and often the autocorrect feature drives me nuts. If the person editing the captions can't hear or the voice is distorted, the conversation becomes difficult to follow. The software needs to be better in order for the service to be better. I returned the CaptionCall with no questions or pressure to keep it.
For now, I have no land line and use my cell phone for all my calls. I rely on TEXTING, which has been WONDERFUL for me.