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Sorenson Offers SIPRelay Free for Deaf BlackBerry users
Sorenson Communications, the nation's leading provider of Video Relay Services for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals who use American Sign Language to communicate, today announced the launch of SIPRelay Mobile for BlackBerry smartphones from Research In Motion.
SIPRelay Mobile, which works seamlessly with the company's current SIPRelay service, streamlines calling and enables deaf and hard-of-hearing users to place free calls while on the go to any hearing telephone user in the United States and its territories. Users can place wireless calls from their call history list and from their BlackBerry smartphones' address book. Calls are quickly relayed through a network of text-to-speech Communication Assistants (CAs), who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
"We are pleased to be able to offer this powerful and flexible mobile communication tool to deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals," said Pat Nola, President and CEO of Sorenson Communications. "SIPRelay Mobile for BlackBerry smartphones make it easier for users to connect to the SIPRelay service. It is our goal to continue to create innovative solutions that provide communication options for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community."
To place a SIPRelay Mobile call, a deaf or hard-of-hearing user first downloads the free application from http://www.siprelay.com/mobile_client.aspx using his or her BlackBerry(R) browser (or to a PC for later installation on the BlackBerry smartphone). The individual then enters the number of the person he or she wishes to call on the BlackBerry smartphone and types in a message on the "chat" screen. A professional Sorenson CA receives the message, contacts the hearing telephone user, and reads the message to that person. As the hearing telephone user responds, the CA types out the reply and dialog flows back and forth fluidly between the caller and the hearing person.
SIPRelay Mobile for BlackBerry is:
Download SIPRelay Mobile for BlackBerry FREE onto your BlackBerry Wireless Handheld , it is now available for the 7200, 8100, 8300, 8700, and 8800 series BlackBerry Wireless Handhelds
- Easy to use
- Made specifically for deaf and hard-of-hearing users
- Compatible with your BlackBerry address book
- Able to immediately make calls from your recent call history list when you open the application
- Available 24/7 with highly-qualified communication assistants
This seems really great for hearing impaired BB users.
BlackBerry® Certified Support Specialist
I use relay to contact my college counselor who is Deaf but BE CAREFUL with this app. I put it on my BB and it's in the middle of an App Error 200 reset loop. I am having to wipe and restore my BB WITHOUT this.
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