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teletypewriter

(tĕl″ĕ-tīp′rī-tĕr),

TTY

A typewriter that may be connected to a telephone. This device permits the deaf to communicate by sending and receiving typewritten messages.
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At the upper end of the TTY line is a unit that actually prints the conversation.
You will find greater usage of the TTY if you do the following:
Install your TTY where staff can easily answer it and, if your policy allows, a place where patrons can make short emergency calls.
Be sure to have your phone carrier add the number to their TTY listings.
The TTY service has been in operation in the company's mid-Atlantic states for about a year.
Customers themselves are responsible for repairs on their own telecommunications equipment, including TTY sets.
Prior to the new service, TTY users depended on friends or neighbors to call Bell Atlantic for repair services.
The Lansdowne center is staffed by specially trained Bell Atlantic employees who know how to handle a TTY-relayed call and who are familiar with the repair process," said Kevin O'Sullivan, a manager with the company's repair service operations who oversaw the implementation of the new TTY service.
Sprint offers many types of relay services including TTY, voice, voice-carry-over, speech- to-speech, internet-based relay, video relay, caption telephone services, conference captioning, and a variety of hearing aid compatible wireless devices to meet the unique communication needs of our customer base," said Mike Ellis, director of Relay Services at Sprint.
Customers can access a Southwest Airlines Customer Service agent by calling the Southwest Airlines TTY toll-free number: 800-533-1305 or go to SWAVRS.
But the parents use the TTY to get Superman and he comes to take the monster away.