Equipment Available

Amplified Phones

The CLARITY XLC3.4, CLARITY XLC2and PANASONIC LINK2CELL KX-TGM430B are cordless amplified telephones that are available.

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The CLARITY XLC3.4 cordless phone with Caller ID amplifies incoming sound up to 50+dB and outgoing speech up to 15dB, making it an ideal solution for severe hearing loss and low speech. The XLC3.4™ is very simple to use and has extremely clear hearing. This Clarity cordless phone features Caller ID, 50+dB of amplification, a speakerphone and talking keypad.

Cordless Phone

The CLARITY XLC2 is a loud, simple and easy-to-use amplified cordless phone featuring up to 50 decibels of amplification, DECT 6.0 technology and a loud and clear speakerphone. Large, high contrast buttons are easy to press and see, and speak the numbers as they are dialed. There is no need for a Caller ID screen; the handset speaks the number of the incoming caller.

Cordless Phone

The PANASONIC LINK2CELL KX-TGM430B AMPLIFIED BLUETOOTH PHONE is a loud, simple and easy-to-use amplified cordless phone with amplified answering machine, featuring up to 40 decibels of amplification and has a slow talk control helps you better understand fast talkers while conversing in real time.

Answering machine

The CLEARSOUNDS ANS3000 DIGITAL AMPLIFIED ANSWERING MACHINE is a stand-alone digital recording answering machine that makes your voice messages up to 30dB louder, amplifying with clarity and adjustable message playback speed control

Emergency Devices

Communication device

The FREEDOM ALERT is the world’s first 2-way emergency pendant communicator. Family, friends and 911 are just a click away. Now you can live independently and safely with peace of mind. It has 3 programmable emergency options: friends and family (up to 4 people), friends and family (up to 4 people) & 911, and 911 only.

Speech Disability Phones

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SERENE INNOVATIONS HD-40S OUTGOING SPEECH AMPLIFIED PICTURE PHONE with HDS (High Definition Sound) technology in the Serene Innovations HD-40S makes even the weakest voice
sharp, clear and easily audible to the other caller. The outgoing voice is amplified up to 40dB.

Relay Phones

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CapTel is a newer technology that allows you to view word-for-word captions of your telephone conversations.  This telephone and accompanying service is perfect for individuals who have understandable speech but who do not hear well over the phone. Captions are provided by a specially trained operator who “re-voices” everything heard from the hearing user into the voice-recognition technology, converting speech into text. The captioning service is free to users; its cost is covered by the Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) funds as part of Title IV of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

You dial the other person's number, the same way as with any other telephone. While you dial, the CapTel phone automatically connects to the captioning service thru the internet. When the other party answers, you hear everything they say, just like a traditional call. At the same time, the captioning service transcribes everything they say into captions, which appear on the CapTel display window. You hear what you can and read what you need to.

The CapTel is for hard of Hearing individuals that have difficulty understanding or hearing people on the telephone.   We carry three different CapTel phones:  The 840i, 880i and 2400i.  These CapTels are for people with telephone service and high speed internet and can be positioned anywhere within your wireless network range or it can be connected to your Internet with an Ethernet cable; Wi-Fi compatible. Advantage is that captions automatically appear on incoming calls and outgoing calls, with no special numbers to dial. https://www.captel.com/

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The 840i is the basic elder friendly model. Big buttons and easy to navigate Yes and No menu buttons.

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The 880i is for people with low vision, who have difficulty viewing standard size captions. 

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The 2400i is for people who prefer touchscreen technology.

Traditional Relay Telephones

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The Q90 is a combination TTY that can be used as a TTY, for VCO and HCO. This phone is for deaf and hard of hearing people who prefer to voice their calls (Voice Carry-Over /VCO) and read responses instead of listening to the caller's speech, or for people who can hear but can't speak, and so they listen (Hearing Carry-Over/HCO) and type their responses.

Communication device

The SUPERPRINT 4425 TTY is a device used by individuals who can no longer hear conversation and are unable to voice their responses.

Communication device

The SUPERPRINT PRO80 TTY is used by individuals who can no longer hear conversation and are unable to voice their responses, but who also limited visibility.

For more information on RI Relay, visit: https://www.sprintrelay.com/services/federal-relay-services.

Limited Mobility

Speaker phone

The Fortissimo Remote Controlled Speakerphone is the perfect solution for the millions with mobility challenges. It offers multiple options for hands-free control, which can be particularly useful for those with Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury, spinal cord injury, and many other forms of paralysis. Users can function at different levels of independence and activate various features.

*OPTIONAL accessories are available to control the phone. Pendant = remote dialing and built-in microphone allowing users to have conversation from anywhere in the room, Air Switch = control by blowing, and Crest/Pillow switch = control with body movement.

Headset device

The GN9125 WIRELESS HEADSET is for individuals with severe arthritis or neuro-muscular disabilities who have difficulty holding a standard telephone.

Wireless Devices/Cell Phones

The ATEL program provides the WIRELESS DEVICE ONLY, the client is responsible for activation fees and monthly plans. Please keep in mind that due to limited ATEL Program funds and the significant expenses of wireless devices, they are on a first come first serve basis.  Funds are restricted to a yearly allocation, once reached clients will be placed on a waiting list for the following year.

SIMPLE CELL PHONES

For seniors, those that grew up when phones were connected by wires.

Flip phone

LIVELY FLIP

The Lively Flip is designed to be simple cell phones for seniors.  When you’re ready to dial the Lively Flip, you simply flip open the cover and use the large, easy-to-see keys. In addition, the Lively has voice dialing capabilities that will connect you with the right person. https://www.greatcall.com/

 

Smart Devices

Iphone

IPADS AND IPHONES

Applicants can select either a full-size iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone or iPhone Plus.  iPhones are unlocked, and it’s the client’s responsibility to choose and pay for a wireless plan.

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Google Pixel

 

Free Wireless Services

Clients may be eligible for The LIFELINE PROGRAM.  This program provides a discount on either home phone or wireless service for qualifying low-income consumers to ensure that all Americans have the opportunities and security that phone service brings, including being able to connect to jobs, family and emergency services. If you qualify, you may be entitled to benefit from a free wireless plan that includes free minutes and unlimited text messages every month. For more information, visit: http://www.ripuc.ri.gov/utilityinfo/telecom/Lifeline.html.
https://www.checklifeline.org  or call the Lifeline Support Center at 1-800-234-9473.                          

Smart Devices>Low Cost Wireless Services

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Plans start at $10 per monthhttps://redpocket.com/plans.

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