I just got the news that my regular Relay Service I use to make calls (ip-relay.com) will be shutting down on November 14th due to changes in FCC Codes. (For an explanation of Relay Service check out my old post).
This is disheartening since I have poor vision I opt to use text relay instead of video relay
There's only one Internet Relay Provider left and that's through Sprint.. I could go back to using Video Relay but I haven't used one in many years and do not know which provider is better.
I could also use my CapTel phone which works like a standard phone but has a screen for a relay operator to type out the other person's conversation. Because of this there's an "unnatural" delay as I wait for the captions to appear and understand what's being said. So even after explaining to the caller about my phone and my "deaf accent" I still get a lot of hangups. Some days I get phone phobia and just rather not deal with any phone calls at all. Don't get me started on Government directories! By the time I find out what Option 1, 2 and 3 are, they've hung up!
It would be so much easier if there were more:
I guess I'll have to keep researching video relay companies to find which is a good fit for me.
Til then...I'm not answering the phone!
"One finds limits by pushing them" ~ Herbert Simon