Provides accurate, real-time captions to show you what a caller is saying
Captions appear automatically on all calls
Adjustable font sizes and colors
Display screen tilts for comfortable reading
Supports English and Spanish speakers
The Hamilton CapTel 840i Telephone provides accurate, real-time captions to show you what a caller is saying when you're on the phone. It works like a traditional phone, but includes volume amplification and text display to solve communication problems caused by mild to severe hearing loss. Remove frustration and enjoy your conversations with CapTel. HOW IT WORKS: The CapTel 840i phone connects to both your phone service and the Internet. The Internet connection links the phone to a Captioning Service that uses voice-recognition technology to transcribe your conversations at no additional charge. The captions are sent back over the Internet to your CapTel 840i phone, and appear in the display window for you to read. FEATURES: Captions appear automatically on all calls. Adjustable font sizes and colors. Display screen tilts for comfortable reading. Captions can be turned on or off at any time in a call. Adjustable volume control. One-touch access to CapTel Customer Service. Speed dial keys for one-touch dialing. Easy-to-follow menu system with Yes/No questions. Supports English and Spanish speakers. CONTENTS: CapTel 840i Phone, Telephone Cord, Power Adapter, Ethernet Cable, CapTel Installation How-To Guide, Warranty Card. REQUIREMENTS: High-speed Internet access (connects to Ethernet jack). A router may also be required to connect more than one device to your Internet service. Telephone service (can be analog line, VOIP, FIOS, DSL or digital cable phone service. Cannot be cellular service.) Not compatible with PBX systems unless analog port available. Standard electrical power (AC adapter plugs into standard wall outlet).
only one bought for my mother too techy for her
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I bought this phone for my Mother who has 2 cochlear implants. She has tried many phones for hearing challenges and none have performed as well as this phone does. She loves the texting of the spoken words and she has also commented that she can hear on this phone better than any other specialized device she has used. Great price at $99.00 These devices debuted at $500.00! Not too challenging to install and setup. My Mother's 82 year old husband did it by himself. He read the manual and performed the setup using a DSL type internet connection. Ease of use with great performance.
We bought this phone for my 87 year old Mom who's hard of hearing. The phone's features all sound good in theory with the captioned words, big buttons, etc., but it fails in reality. Here's why:
1) First, the captioning is on a considerable delay. It was just too difficult for my Mom to have conversations where there are these long silent lapses. Very unnatural and she just couldn't help but say "What" 3 times before the captioning showed up and then the caller started talking over the delayed captioning and it was just a mess and confusing. She just didn't want to have to manage that.
2) The phone's audio quality is ironically really bad. They may have volume, but as most old people hard of hearing will tell you, it's not about the volume, it's about the clarity. They can hear it; they just cannot distinguish the words. This phone has a very tinny sound on its normal setting and the tone options are really impractical. The 'High" tone setting is even...
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