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Relay Nevada: TTY (Text Telephone)

Relay Nevada: TTY (Text Telephone)

The most common way to connect to relay – allowing a person who is deaf or hard of hearing to type their messages and read the other person’s responses.

A TTY (or text telephone) device includes a keyboard for typing one side of the conversation – and a screen on which the other person’s responses appear, which are typed by the Operator (OPR) through relay.

Placing Calls

  1. Using your TTY, dial 711 or the toll-free number for your state.
  2. The OPR will answer by identifying the Relay and providing his/her OPR number and gender. The OPR will then type “NUMBER TO CALL PLS Q GA.”
  3. Provide the area code and telephone number you want to call and any additional instructions.
  4. Once the call is connected, the OPR will ask the person you are calling if he/she is familiar with Relay. If the person is not, the OPR will explain how Relay works before the conversation begins.
  5. The OPR will type everything said by the other party, word for word, along with any background noises.
  6. When you see “GA,” it is your turn to respond. Type “GA” when you are ready for a response. The conversation will proceed in this manner until the call is complete.
  7. When you have completed your side of the conversation, type “GA to SK” and the OPR will close your call.

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