Introducing the CapTel 840i

  • Aug 21, 2012
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  • publicrelationsdept

The newest innovation in CapTel® technology is now available from Virginia Relay: the CapTel 840i. Like its predecessor, the CapTel 800i, CapTel 840i allows individuals to call a CapTel user directly, without having to dial a toll-free access number first, making the entire process more similar to a regular phone call.

The CapTel 840i hooks up to your phone line like any other phone, but it also connects to your high-speed Internet access to automatically display captions of everything your caller says on all incoming and outgoing telephone calls.

Other new features and benefits of the CapTel 840i include:

  • The ability to work with either WiFi or Ethernet connections
  • Captions appear automatically on all calls – incoming and outgoing
  • Extra-large, easy-to-read captions window with adjustable font sizes and colors
  • Built-in answering machine – takes voice messages and shows you captions
  • Adjustable volume control for captioned calls
  • Captions can be turned on or off at any time during a call
  • One-touch access to CapTel Customer Service available 24 hours a day/7 days a week
  • Easy-to-follow menu system with Yes/No questions
  • Phone book allows you to easily store and dial more than 95 names and phone numbers
  • Speed dial keys for one-touch dialing of frequently called numbers
  • Caller-ID capable – shows you who is calling on the display screen (Caller ID service is required)
  • Captions AES-encrypted for ultimate security

To use the CapTel 840i, you need telephone service (digital, DSL, VoIP or analog) and high-speed Internet access (WiFi or Ethernet cable).

CapTel 840i phones are available to Virginia residents through Virginia Relay for the exclusive discounted price of just $99. To find out more about CapTel, call 1-800-552-7917 (voice/TTY) or visit

Later this year, phones will be available at no cost to qualifying individuals through the VDDHH Technology Assistance Program. To find out if you qualify, contact the VDDHH outreach office nearest you. For a list of office locations visit or call 1-800-552-7917 (voice/text).

CapTel is a registered trademark of Ultratec, Inc.