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Consumer Cellular rolls out Mobile Captions Service atop Nokia E5

Chris Ziegler
November 10, 2010
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MVNO Consumer Cellular is now offering Mobile Captions Service, an on-phone text relay system that allows deaf and hard of hearing users to see what's being said to them on the screen. Needless to say, speech-to-text isn't accurate enough to make it work, so the company has partnered with Hamilton Relay Service to have actual relay operators push the text to you. In order to use it, you'll need a Nokia E5 -- an odd choice for a carrier that thrives on hardware simplicity, except for the fact that a smartphone platform like S60 probably gives Consumer Cellular the flexibility it needs to deploy a usable relay app. In states where Hamilton is authorized to provide relay service, Mobile Captions is available now -- for free -- to qualified users.

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