Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced Sprint CapTel to be featured on the premier episode of Baby Boomers in America hosted by Morgan Fairchild. The segment is scheduled to air Saturday April 28th at 8am (local time zone) on Lifetime Television and again on Saturday May 26th at 8am (local time zone) on Lifetime Real Women.
BABY BOOMERS IN AMERICA is an engaging, affirmative and constructive new television series exploring the challenges and opportunities the vast baby boomer population encounters in their daily lives. The series will explore all aspects of the Boomer lifestyle with the goal to empower, educate, inspire and entertain viewers.
This upcoming segment of Baby Boomers in America will feature the Sprint CapTel captioned telephone. CapTel offers individuals with hearing loss the advantage of reading written captions to help understand what their callers are saying. Individuals can listen and speak to their callers while at the same time read captions on the phone’s built-in display screen. The captioning process is provided transparently and can be turned on or off at any time during the call. The CapTel phone is designed specifically for use with high-speed Internet (or Wi-Fi) service and a standard telephone line (analog or digital).
In addition to the standard CapTel phone, Sprint recently released an app for select Android-powered devices called Wireless CapTel by Sprint powered by Raketu. This state of the art app allows users to read conversations with real-time word-for-word captions on their wireless phones. Wireless CapTel by Sprint users place a call in the same way they would when using a traditional phone – by dialing their caller’s telephone number directly on the device. The revolutionary application then connects callers directly to the CapTel service when the phone is dialed. When the receiving party answers, the CapTel caller can listen to what the other person is saying and read captions on the wireless phone’s display screen. The free application can be downloaded on select Android 2.2 or higher devices from the Google Play Store.
For more information about the service, go to sprintcaptel.com/.
Sprint Relay Portfolio of Services
CapTel is a registered trademark of Ultratec, Inc. In partnership with Ultratec, Inc., CapTel services are available as a component of Sprint’s array of Relay services. Sprint is the largest and most technologically advanced Telecommunications Relay Service provider in the nation with more than 17 years of experience in providing relay services to persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or deaf-blind or have a speech disability to communicate with hearing persons on the phone. Sprint’s experience in this field assures Sprint Relay users receive quality service regardless of the type of relay service they are using. Sprint’s relay service is available 24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year, with no restrictions on the number of calls placed or call length. For more information, visit sprintrelay.com.
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 52 million customers at the end of 2Q 2011 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 6 in its 2010 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company.
CapTel is a registered trademark of Ultratec, Inc., the world’s leading developer of text telecommunications equipment for people with hearing loss. In partnership with Ultratec, CapTel services are available as a component of Sprint’s array of Relay services.
The Wireless CapTel by Sprint application is powered by Raketu technology. Since 2006, Raketu Communications Inc. (Raketu.com) has been developing leading edge applications that provide communications services for customers and businesses, across mobile, tablet, desktop and laptop devices. Raketu has developed and released many first-to-market applications, including mobile video calling, cloud based video calling, and server-less peer-to-peer communications. Raketu currently has users in over 150 countries around the world.