Learn More About Phone Models Frequently Asked Questions No-Cost Phone Certification Form

CapTel service is part of a federally-funded program regulated by the FCC and is exclusively designed for individuals with hearing loss, under provisions of the American with Disabilities Act. No contract, no hidden fees.
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Electrical outlet
  • Standard dial-tone phone service
Follow the instructions on the No-Cost phone certification form and submit it to CapTel or give to your local Outreach Educator.
Your physician/PA/NP, audiologist, Veteran Service Officer, or other qualified hearing health professional.
Shortly after the completed form is received, we will contact you to arrange your free local on-site installation or delivery.

CapTel Phones

CapTel 2400i

CapTel 2400i

For people who prefer touch-screen technology, the CapTel 2400i has a large colorful display, dial-by-picture capability, and a built-in answering machine. Includes Bluetooth ® connectivity and speakerphone. Requirements: Telephone service, High-Speed Internet, standard electrical power.

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CapTel 880i

CapTel 880i

Ideal for people with low vision, who have difficulty viewing standard-sized captions, the CapTel 880i has extra large font sizes & display options for easy reading. Requirements: Telephone service, High-Speed Internet, standard electrical power.

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CapTel 840i

CapTel 840i

Designed for people who are comfortable with a traditional-style telephone, the CapTel 840i features a large easy-to-read display with built-in answering machine. Requirements: Telephone service, High-Speed Internet, standard electrical power.

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CapTel 840

CapTel 840

Designed for people without high speed internet access, the CapTel 840 works with a standard analog telephone line. Both the captions and the voice parts of the conversation are carried over the telephone line. Requirements: Analog telephone line(s), standard electrical power.

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Alle Rhames

Alle Rhames

310-428-8371 | alle.rhames@oeius.org

What is CapTel?

Short for Captioned Telephone, CapTel is a telephone designed for people with hearing loss. It works like other amplified telephones, with an important addition: Every word your caller says is displayed on the CapTel screen to read. Similar to closed captioning for TV.

About Alle Rhames

Alle has been advocating on behalf of the hard of hearing community since 2008! With hearing loss running in Alle's family, and with a Masters in Psychology, she has a unique understanding and a passion for helping people find balance between health and experiencing life in every avenue it offers. Among her many interests, which include hot yoga, theater, gardening, and her three adorable puppies, Alle and her ever-present smile also finds time to facilitate support groups for those suffering with Alzheimers and their care partners.

Alle's Team

Jacob WeldyJacob Weldy
Born in Missouri, Jacob moved to Los Angeles over 11 years ago. He eventually met his his wife, Alle Rhames, through mutual employees at Captel, and the two have now been married for over 3 years, and have become quite the dynamic duo pursuing advocacy for the hearing loss community. Having worked for CapTel and OEI for 4 years, Jacob excels at presentations and installations for the Captel Phone, and provides a kind and empathic understanding in his work for OEI. Outside interests include painting, animals, and anything having to do with the outdoors. Jacob is a delight to work with.