CapTel Braille

This model enables you to hear, read captions in braille and speak during phone calls. This service is designed for people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing who prefer to speak for themselves and read captions in braille.

A dynamic braille display reader, landline telephone connection and Internet service are required to use this model.  The captioning service uses the Internet connection to display captions

CapTel Braille 800iB Phone Features

  • FREE live captioning service

  • Internet connection via Ethernet cable

  • Extra large screen with easy-to-read captions
    with adjustable font sizes and colors

  • Built-in answering machine takes voice
    messages with captions

  • Speed dial keys for one-touch dialing of
    frequently called numbers

  • Stores up to 95 names/phone numbers
    in built-in phone book

  • Adjustable volume control up to 40dB

  • Audio jacks for earphones, headset or neckloop.

  • One-touch blue button to call Customer Service

  • Available in English and Spanish

CapTel Braille 800iB Phone Features


It’s a breeze!

Placing a call on a CapTel Braille phone is just like using a standard phone.  With the CapTel Braille phone connected to a dynamic braille display reader, each time you use it to make a call or answer a call, you will be automatically connected to a captioning service.


You speak directly to the other party on the CapTel Braille phone.

The other party talks directly to you while the captioner listens.


The captioner transcribes the other party’s voiced message into captions, which are then automatically transmitted in braille on the dynamic braille display reader.​


You listen via the CapTel Braille phone and read the captions on the dynamic braille display reader.

Requirements for CapTel Braille 880iB


Connection #1:

Any one of these telephone connections:

  • Analog telephone line

  • DSL with digital filter

  • PBX system with analog port

Connection #2:

  • High-speed Internet via Ethernet line

Connection #3:

  • Compatible dynamic Braille display reader.
    Click here for a list of compatible dynamic Braille display readers.

For outgoing calls, simply dial the other party directly.

For incoming calls, the other party dials your number directly. 

VIDEO: Overview of CapTel Braille 880iB model

Angie Officer
Sr. Program Manager
Tennessee Relay Service
Mailstop: VARESF0213
12524 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, VA 20196

© 2020

Tennessee Relay Service is provided
by Tennessee Regulatory Authority

SPRINT CAPTEL: FEDERAL LAW PROHIBITS ANYONE BUT REGISTERED USERS WITH HEARING LOSS FROM USING INTERNET PROTOCOL (IP) CAPTIONED TELEPHONES WITH THE CAPTIONS TURNED ON. IP Captioned Telephone Service may use a live operator. The operator generates captions of what the other party to the call says. These captions are then sent to your phone. There is a cost for each minute of captions generated, paid from a federally administered fund. No cost is passed on to the CapTel user for using the service.  

Individuals with hearing loss must complete & submit a Third-Party Certification of Eligibility signed by hearing health professional to be eligible for no-cost Internet-based CapTel phone. Although CapTel can be used for emergency calling, such emergency calling may not function the same as traditional 911/E911 svc. By using CapTel for emergency calling you agree that Sprint is not responsible for any damages resulting from errors, defects, malfunctions, interruptions or failures in accessing or attempting to access emergency svc. through CapTel whether caused by the negligence of Sprint or otherwise. 

©2020 Tennessee Relay Service is provided by Tennessee Regulatory Authority. CapTel is a registered trademark of Ultratec, Inc.