Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Consumer Cellular's Mobile Caption Service

Consumer Cellular, one of the leading wireless providers for senior citizens, has announced a new service that can aid elderly consumers with weak sense of hearing.

The Mobile Caption Service from Consumer Cellular allows users who are deaf or hard of hearing to "see" what has been said on the cell phone's display as the conversation takes place. This is a good feature for the elderly as a large number of seniors have impaired hearing.

This senior-friendly service is currently being offered on the Nokia E5. This handset is M3/T3 hearing aid-compatible and comes with a 2.4-inch display and full QWERTY keyboard. Not really a typical mobile phone for seniors but it might be worth it for user's with hearing issues.

So how does the Mobile Caption Service work? well, here is a description for the provider's website:
When you dial the number you want, your phone connects to the Relay Service Center. A live operator known as a Communication Assistant (CA) begins captioning as soon as the other person answers. You speak, listen and read during the conversation.
This service for senior citizens requires no extra charge and FCC regulations safeguards the privacy of your conversation.

That's it for this quick look at the Mobile Caption Service for seniors and the hearing impaired. Tune in for more services and cell phones for senior citizens.

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