The Telecommunications Equipment Purchase Program (TEPP) is designed to help people with disabilities buy specialized equipment needed to use basic telephone services. The TEPP is one of several different programs paid for by the Wisconsin Universal Service Fund (USF) established by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin. Money collected from Wisconsin telephone service providers goes into the USF.
Dial 7-1-1 from any phone in Wisconsin or the appropriate WTRS toll-free number below to connect to the Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay System. Give the Communication Assistant (CA) the area code and number you want to call. During the relay call, the CA will voice everything typed by the text user and type everything spoken by the voice user.
What is captioned telephone?
Captioned Telephone or Cap Tel is a captioned telephone service similar to the closed captioning provided on most television programs. The Cap Tel phone allows the user to read captions of the other party’s conversation on the phone’s built-in screen while listening to the voice of the other party. For more information on receiving a Cap Tel phone, contact Todd Behanna at (800) 600-7826 V/TTY or email@example.com.