RELAY SERVICES FOR CALLERS WITH A HEARING LOSS

TEXT TELEPHONE RELAY
 
711 or 800-582-2233

A person who is deaf or hard-of-hearing  uses a TTY to type his / her conversation to a Relay Operator, who then reads the typed conversation to a hearing person. The Relay Operator relays the hearing person's spoken words by typing them back to the TTY user.

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VOICE CARRY-OVER
 
711 or 800-582-0756

Voice Carry-Over (VCO) allows hard-of-hearing users to speak directly to a hearing person. When the hearing person speaks to them, the Relay Operator will serve as the "ears" and type everything voiced by the hearing person so the VCO user can read it on a TTY or text display.

HOW DOES VCO RELAY WORK?

Mother speaks to her son directly.

The son speaks to his mother, and the relay operator types everything the son says, word for word, to the mother.

The mother reads on a TTY screen what her sons speaks.

TELEBRAILLE FOR DEAF-BLIND USERS
 
711 or 800-582-2233

Deaf-blind users often use special TTYs equipped with TeleBraille. Specially trained relay operators are familiar with deaf-blind users and trained to provide effective solutions to their calling needs.

HOW DOES TELEBRAILLE RELAY WORK?

The Voice caller speaks to the relay operator directly.

The relay operator types everything the other party says, word for word to a deafblind user

The deafblind user "read" the conversation from a special TTY's equipped with TeleBraille.

Español
 
711 or 800-582-2544

La persona con impedimentos auditivos usa un aparato de teletipo o TTY para escribir su conversación.

 

Un operador de retransmisión lee la conversación mecanografiada a una persona oyente. El operador de retransmisión retransmite las palabras dichas por la persona oyente, escribiéndolas para que el usuario de TTY las pueda leer.

HOW DOES SPANISH RELAY WORK?

La persona que llama marca 711 y se comunica con un operador de relevo. Luego, la persona que llama habla, “Hola. ¿Cómo estás?

El operador de relevo escribe lo que dice la persona que llama.

El usuario de TTY lee en el dispositivo las palabras habladas.

OTHER RELAY FEATURES

INTERNATIONAL CALLING
 
605-224-1837

Mississippi Relay allows you to place and receive calls to and from anywhere in the world (using English or Spanish language only).

 

Calls originating from a country outside of the United States may also access Mississippi Relay.

TTY PUBLIC PHONES
 
711 or 800-582-2233

All local calls from TTY pay phones are free of charge.

 

Toll calls can be billed through calling cards and prepaid cards.

 

TTY users who wish to use a coin-pay TTY phone can use Mississippi Relay to assist in connecting calls. There are several ways to bill non-local calls: collect; third party; calling card; or prepaid card.

DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE (DA)

Mississippi Relay will relay Directory Assistance (DA) calls between TTY users and the Local Exchange Carrier (LEC) DA operator. Once the caller makes the request, the Relay Operator will contact the appropriate LEC DA operator. After obtaining the number, the caller may choose to place the call through Mississippi Relay or dial it directly TTY to TTY.  TTY users who wish to use a coin TTY pay phone can use Mississippi Relay to assist in connecting calls. There are several ways to bill non-local calls: collect; third party; calling card or prepaid card.

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