The purpose of this page is to provide deaf and
hard-of-hearing consumers with information about Idaho Telecommunications Relay
(TRS), CapTel (Captioned Telephone), Internet Relay, and Video Relay Service
Idaho Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS)
Hamilton Relay provides traditional relay services for
the state of Idaho including TTY, Voice Carry Over (VCO), Hearing Carry Over
(HCO), Speech-to-Speech, Spanish-to-Spanish, and CapTel.
When you connect with Idaho Relay, a Communication Assistant (CA) will
connect on the phone with you. Simply give the CA the number you wish to call
and your call will be processed promptly, professionally and accurately.
To use Hamilton Relay in Idaho, simply dial 7-1-1. Or call one of the
toll free numbers below:
- TTY/ASCII 1.800.377.3529
- Voice: 1.800.377.1363
If you have suggestions, comments, or concerns, please contact:
P.O. Box 285 Aurora , NE 68818
For more information, visit
Hamilton's Web site.
Idaho offers CapTel through the Idaho Relay Service.
CapTel is a new technology developed by Ultratec, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin that
allows individuals with hearing loss to view word-for-word captions of their
telephone conversations. This service is perfect for individuals who have
good speech but do not hear well over the phone.
Internet Relay (or IP
Relay) gives those who are deaf,
hard-of-hearing, or speech disabled the ability to place a relay call directly
from a web browser. Consumers can use any service provider they choose.
Below is a list of Internet Relay providers in alphabetical order:
Video Relay Service (VRS)
VRS uses communication assistants who
are skilled interpreters to relay calls in sign language, rather than
communication assistants to relay calls in text.
Consumers can use any service provider they choose.
Below is a list of VRS providers in alphabetical order: