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Hamilton Mobile CapTel® Compatible with More Networks and Smartphones than Ever with Addition of App for Android™

(June 1, 2011)

Hamilton Mobile CapTel is the first to offer single-phone Captioned Telephone (CapTel) solutions for BlackBerry®, iPhone®, and Android™

Hamilton CapTel® announced today that it has released the Hamilton Mobile CapTel App for Android, which makes it possible for individuals with hearing loss to make and receive captioned telephone calls on their Android smartphone. The free app allows users to listen, read captions of everything that is said during phone calls, and naturally respond - allowing seamless, clear and easy conversation.

"We are dedicated to delivering technologically advanced solutions that are easily accessible to individuals who experience hearing loss. More importantly, users now have the ability to place and receive phone calls away from their home or office," said Dixie Ziegler, vice president of Hamilton Relay, provider of Hamilton Mobile CapTel service. "With the introduction of this new app, Hamilton Mobile CapTel is now compatible with even more smartphones – Android, BlackBerry and iPhone. We are excited about more people having access to Hamilton Mobile CapTel as more platforms are now available."

Currently holding 35% market share, Android is emerging as the leading smartphone operating system in the U.S. Meeting this growing demand, the Hamilton Mobile CapTel App for Android combines nearly a decade of proven captioned telephone technology with the form, function and features of the Android platform:

  • Listen and simultaneously read captions of what's said on the Android screen

  • Place and receive calls with captions on a single device

  • Save and review conversations

  • In-app integration of contacts and phone numbers

  • Free captions in English or Spanish

  • Compatible with Android OS 2.1 and higher

  • Works with any Android compatible headset – wired or Bluetooth

  • Available 24/7

  • "The development of the Hamilton Mobile CapTel App for Android marks an incredible milestone for us. There are nearly 36 million individuals in the US who experience hearing loss and the addition of the Hamilton Mobile CapTel App for Android means that more of those individuals will be able to get back in the conversation," said Ziegler.

    Hamilton Mobile CapTel is a service that can be used on a single smartphone that is capable of supporting both voice and data simultaneously through a 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi connection. The free Hamilton Mobile CapTel App for Android can be downloaded at the Android Market. Just search "Hamilton Mobile CapTel" and download directly.

    Android users who are new to CapTel can visit www.HamiltonMobileCapTel.com for more details or may begin the one-time registration process at www.HamiltonWebCapTel.com.



    About Hamilton CapTel
    Hamilton CapTel is a service of Hamilton Relay, a division of Hamilton Telecommunications, a diversified communications and technology services provider based in Aurora, Neb. Founded in 1901, Hamilton Telecommunications has grown to encompass eight primary company divisions allowing Hamilton to operate on a local, regional and national basis. For more information about Hamilton CapTel, please visit www.hamiltoncaptel.com.

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