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IP-Relay for iPhone, iPod, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

February 18, 2010

The Purple Communication released a new app for people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

Category: Utilities
Released: Feb 16, 2010
Version: 1.0.9011
1.0.9011 (iPhone OS 3.0 Tested)
0.2 MB
Languages: English
Seller: GoAmerica Inc.
© 2010 Purple Communications, Inc. All rights reserved.
Rated 4+
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch (2nd generation). Requires iPhone OS 2.1 or later.

IP-Relay, from Purple, enables people who are deaf or hard of hearing to use an iPhone or iPod Touch to quickly and easily call people who are hearing. Like an instant messaging chat, you type your side conversation. A certified IP-Relay operator receives it and voices everything you type to the hearing person. When the hearing person responds, the operator types their words. You watch the entire conversation live, right on your iPhone.

IP-Relay is a federally funded service, so there is no charge for the call, and minutes do not count against your monthly phone minute allotment.

IP-Relay for iPhone features:
Calls: Tap in the phone number you’d like to dial using the large, intuitive keypad. Then tap “Dial.” Couldn’t be easier.

Contacts: Use IP-Relay to dial anyone in your address book. Tap “Contacts,” select the person you’d like to dial, and tap their number.

One-Tap Redial: When you tap “Recent,” you’re presented with a list of recent calls you’ve made using IP-Relay. Tap one to instantly redial it.

Customize: Make your conversation typeface larger or smaller, change colors for your side of the conversation, choose GA/SK options. Easy!

Purple invented IP-Relay, the most popular relay service in the country. IP-Relay for iPhone is the latest addition to the IP-Relay family of services.


Get app? Go to iTunes App Store and download the application, http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ip-relay/id351385414?mt=8

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  1. Peter
    February 18, 2010 at 5:19 pm


  2. Trish
    April 25, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Will this work if someone were talking at at podium (like a pastor, or teacher, or speaker) and there was an iphone sitting there, set on speaker phone…that they could dial the cell number of the deaf person who has the iPad or iPhone and it would turn it from voice to text for their whole conversation? Or if sitting at a table in a restaurant…could it pick up the voices of those talking and turn it to text on the iPad or iPhone?

  3. Kevin
    June 19, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    This also requires that you set up a user name with the FCC, which adds more login/id/password crud to the already laborious process. Thanks Uncle Sam!

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