IP Relay, provided by T-Mobile for iOS devices, is a free app available that people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind, or who have a Speech Disability can use to make relay calls and communicate using text on iOS 9 or higher devices, including iPad devices. This app is available on wireless networks that support iTunes. Connect with a qualified relay operator via IP Relay. Features include integrated contact list, call history, and access to live customer care.
Available only in USA and US territories. International calls will either be blocked or terminated. Registration is required to use this app. If no data plan service selected, casual data charges may apply. Learn more at t-mobile.com/IPRelay. Although IP Relay can be used for emergency calling, such emergency calling may not function the same as traditional 911/E911 services. By using the IP Relay app for emergency calling you agree that T-Mobile is not responsible for any damages resulting from errors, defects, malfunctions, interruptions, or failures in accessing or attempting to access emergency services through IP Relay whether caused by the negligence of T-Mobile or otherwise.
Ratings and Reviews
I have been using this app for years. Recently transferred to an iPhone, and my world has turned upside down with this app. I can no longer use the microphone on the keyboard to dictate the message that I need to send. I am hard of hearing and hard of vision so I depend on the microphone to be there. It was only recently that they took this feature away. I tried to contact the developer, and it just circles me back to their support page. I am in the process of finding a different relay app that can cater to my needs.
Great but can’t verify identity..
Where I live, I must go outside to make/receive RTT/TTY calls. I live it Texas which means the summer heat is brutal. Having epilepsy as well as low vision, this presents issues with both aside from the need for TTY. I was very excited to learn of this service after 2 Hours in 95 (heat index 107). I tried repeatedly to verify my identity but there was nothing for it. I answered ALL questions truthfully but it still said it could not be verified. Perplexed, I wrote an email, at least hoping for an automated “we’ll get back to you soon” message, but though I tried twice to send the email, gmail gave me an error message saying some things would not be saved. Tried through the browser in case it was an app error and the results were the same. I am very very frustrated at this point as I need the access for the reasons stated and have not been able to find an alternative that with work with my iPhone.
Buggy, fix please?
Hi debris, this app is really buggy, can you please fix? It doesn't cooperate well with system accessibility settings, which means that those of us with multiple sensory issues have to struggle. Scrolling is buggy -- incoming text bounces below the bottom of the window. Incoming call window doesn't expand with larger font sizes, which makes incoming calls difficult /impossible to answer. But even if I do manage to hit the right, tiny button, incoming calls don't always answer, anyway. And your system often cuts me off, I'm assuming because I have a slow, rural internet connection. Which means us rural customers need more support, not less. Also, if you could make the browser and app options and interfaces more similar, that would be helpful, especially for those of us with vision difficulties. Thank you for checking into these issues.
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- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
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