This service is designed for people who have a speech difference or those who use an assistive voice device.

With Speech-to-Speech (STS), you can call anyone on the phone.  A relay operator ensures that you will be heard and understood.

No special equipment is needed!

This relay service is available in English-to-English, Spanish-to-Spanish and Spanish-English/English-Spanish Translation.

The TRS Customer Profile allows you to store your relay call preferences and helps speed up call processing.


How does Speech-to-Speech (STS) work?

It’s straightforward!

Just dial 711 (or 866-519-0570 for English, 866-519-0569 for Spanish-to-Spanish or 877-298-3348 for English-to-Spanish/Spanish-to-English Translation) and ask for a Speech-to-Speech relay operator.

Provide the area code and telephone number of the person you wish to call.  The relay operator will dial the number and connect you to the other party.

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    You speak on your phone directly to the other party.

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    The relay operator repeats your spoken words to the other party as needed for clarity.

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    The other party talks directly you.


Video: How does a Speech-to-Speech (STS) call work?

Here’s how a STS user, Tim, communicates with a florist as a standard phone uses.