Sprint CapTel

Sprint's offering up another interseting accessibility option on select Android phones with its new Wireless CapTel service. Powered by Raketu, CapTel is real-time captioning for phone calls. You still make a call like normal. You're then connected to CapTel automatically and can listen to the call while reading the transcription in real time. Pretty cool, actually. Check out the video after the break.

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Sprint brings real-time captions to phone calls with CapTel

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That's perfect for when I am driving and listening to a call may be too dangerous. Now I can simply read the texts instead of driving off the road trying to listen.. Oh wait??

Well geez, I didn't say it wouldn't be good for certain people(deaf).. I was just having a little fun today. Put down your serious pills and lighten up.

I am happy for deaf people getting this. A$$hole!

Maybe you didnt notice that the whole commercial also had sub-titles...for the hearing impaired. That's ok, you shouldn't be faulted for not noticing the obvious.

My dad is deaf and has been waiting for an app like this for a couple years now. I can't wait to show him this!

To the first poster, you did read where this is for deaf and hard of hearing individuals...?

Okay. So My best friend is deaf and mute. This seems like a great option if he could text to reply to my spoken word. It doesn't seem like this is possible. Anyone know?

Okay. So My best friend is deaf and mute. This seems like a great option if he could text to reply to my spoken word. It doesn't seem like this is possible. Anyone know?

Voice call and Sprint 3G simultaneously?! Sprint uses EV-DO Rev. A, which does not support simultaneous voice and data. Is it VOIP then? Or is it text over SMS (voice radio) and 3G icon should be off?

You have a valid question. I downloaded the app, but have yet to get it to work?

In each of my test calls, when the caller picks up the phone the connection is lost, and I'm not able to get the voice or transcription to work.

Will I need to try this again when using wifi? My phone is the SGSIISE4gT.

The app screenshots in the Market all have WiFi on.
Sprint press release says the app requires "an Everything Data plan.* No voice plan is required for Wireless CapTel by Sprint."

I thought that might be the case, but when I looked at the video above the gentlemen in the ad is using the app over the phones 3g connection?

The app description in the Market includes: "Due to FCC regulations, only individuals with a hearing loss can use this app." Also, app's Terms & Conditions, Eligibility section requires the app user to "have a hearing loss"
What about people who only have basic, beginner's level of English? They can hear, but cannot understand various accents, etc., but they can read. Why can't they legally use this service?

Some of you folks should lighten up. I was having a little fun regarding the whole driving/texting thing. Kudo's to apps that help the deaf.