Why do I need to register my home captioning phone?

ClearCaptions provides Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) which are funded and regulated by the FCC. The FCC requires anyone who uses ClearCaptions to register and self-certify they are eligible to use this service.

FEDERAL LAW PROHIBITS ANYONE BUT REGISTERED USERS WITH HEARING LOSS FROM USING INTERNET PROTOCOL (IP) CAPTIONED TELEPHONES WITH THE CAPTIONS TURNED ON. IP Captioned Telephone Service may use a live operator. The operator generates captions of what the other party to the call says. These captions are then sent to your phone. There is a cost for each minute of captions generated, paid from a federally administered fund.