This is the home phone that transcribes and displays closed captioning of real time conversations on a built in screen. The 7" color touchscreen instantly displays closed-captioning of incoming call dialogue or voice mail recordings, transcribed by a confidential FCC-certified call center. Closed captioned conversations can be saved for later reference and, similar to a cell phone, the device stores up to 500 contacts and logs recent calls, all easily accessible through the touchscreen. The telephone amplifies sound up to 50 decibels, the edges of the screen flash to indicate an incoming call, and its talking caller ID announces the phone number of incoming calls (caller ID subscription required). A touch of the screen changes the font size, adjusts the contrast, and increases or decrease the handset volume. Closed captioning requires high-speed Internet connection and is only available within the U.S. 9 1/4" L x 10" W x 6 1/2" H. (5 lbs.) Not available for delivery in Canada.
The Closed Captioned Telephone comes with The Hammacher Schlemmer Lifetime Guarantee. If this product ever disappoints you, for any reason, you may return your Hammacher Schlemmer purchase for exchange, credit, or refund.
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(22 of 23 customers found this review helpful)
Very good, so far!
from Wilmington, MA
I've had a very expensive AT&T phone (which, they NEVER backup. Last one I returned for repair they never sent back and never replaced.) that was very good for the hard of hearing and held 125 contacts. So far, this one seems even better. Just hope it lasts as long as the last one. I like the design and it does everything I need it to. It appears to be worth the money.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
CLOSED CAPTIONED TELEPHONE
from JONESVILLE, VA
MY MOTHER IS 96 AND LAUGHS AND GIGGLES AS SHE IS ABLE TO READ THE CAPTIONS. IT OPENS NEW HORIZONS FOR HER.
(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Captions are too slow in appearing.
By Soso Miss
from Evansville, IN
Callers can't imagine why I'm waiting so long to answer their questions. I have to explain: "Well, I am deaf and my transcripted message is just beginning to appear." Messages are rather garbled even when my callers are very articulate. Since I have almost 50% hearing, I can struggle through alone faster than the transcript takes, and I do not find it quite so embarrassing as trying to explain the delay.We did decide to return the product on the third day. Please keep working to produce a more effective phone for the deaf. It's a great idea, but it does not work just yet.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
close caption only if you are there
from new york city
You cannot leave the house and receive close caption message when you return.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from Hudson, Fl
I have been hearing impaired for most of my life. I have tried everything. This is by far the best instrument on the market. So good even the folks who can hear normally have become dependent on it. I had a problem with the first one and was replaced no questions asked.
Hammacher Schlemmer Response: While we regret that this product didn't delight you, we are gratified that you took advantage of our unconditional Lifetime Guarantee. Although our goal is your complete satisfaction with every product, we understand you may encounter the rare occasion when an item doesn't meet your expectations. That is why we make it easy to return an item—simply call our customer service team at 1-800-321-1484 at your convenience and they will be happy to assist you.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Ventura, CA
My father no longer needs me to translate his messages and phone calls. What a wonderful gift for both of us!!!
from Virginia Beach, VA
The closed caption phone has been such a great tool for me as I am hearing impaired and unable to hear on a regular phone. This gives me so much more independence!
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