Save Captel Captioned Phones for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Australians

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Miriam McBride
Feb 4, 2021
I used to be a relay officer

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Kylie Turner
Jan 18, 2021
Please, this is making such a difference in people's lives.

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Kevin Brown
1 year ago
This is a backward step, the Govt knew all the issues involved yet it extended CapTel's contract three times in the past. There is more to this than meets the eye and it is a travesty the Deaf and HoH now wear the cost of Govt's penny pinching to save a paltry sum. The need for CapTel will only increase with an ageing population. Poor forsight on display.

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andrew cope
1 year ago
I’m unable to take or make calls any more

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Bernadette Wilson
1 year ago
This is such an important and effective service for the hearing impaired and very easy to navigate.

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Andris Dinsbergs
2 years ago
The NRS are planning to provide an outdated and (for my mother in particular) unusable alternative using a far outdated TTY service and have no plans for any current technologies.

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F.L. Ross
2 years ago
No one should be without the means to communicate and be understood and in this time of crisis, this vital service is needed more that ever.

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Mary-Ellen Peters
2 years ago
This technology is imperative to hearing impaired folks to function in today's society on an even keel.

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Darryl Window
2 years ago
I am old and may need this

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Erin McKenzie-Christensen
2 years ago
I am hearing impaired i dont use captel myself as i am happy with my current TTY phone but i did also like captioned relay (through the app) before they changed it and made it so that you cannot receive calls through this service you can only ring out on it! It was a backup for me if my TTY service or NBN phone line (dont get me started) broke down! But because of gov changing NRS to not have receiving calls TTY is now the ONLY way people can ring me so if it breaks or the phone line is down then i have no backup.
That being said i beleive that every person who is Deaf or HOH should have a CHOICE about what service they use people who have captel love it and they wanrt it to stay and if someone said sorry we are cancelling your TTY service then honestly i would be devastated because i love calling through TTY (it was a LOT betrter when the call centre was here in Australia but they seem to have improved it in the past few weeks!) So i think BOTH NRS services should STAY!