This adaptor lets you use your iPhone with standard TTY devices. Just plug the cable from your TTY device into one end of the iPhone TTY Adaptor, then plug the other end of the adaptor into your iPhone.
- Cable type : 3.5mm to TTY (Teletype)
- TTY (Teletype)
Ratings & Reviews
This is NOT a technical flaw
For those who do not understand, TTY is "teletype" which allows deaf people make and take calls, something most people take as an every day thing - but for millions who are deaf, it has not been an option.
With a TTY, the conversation is typed rather than spoken and direct communication is possible with anyone who has a similar device. Calls placed to or from a non-TTY user can be placed through the Telecommunications Relay Service allowing the user to "talk" …
- Written by Tracey B from Dunfermline
4 of 4 people found this useful
A bit annoying...
yes, the curves on the iphone make it slick and unique, but they are not practical AT ALL. £15 to make a set of headphones fit an iphone? haven't you already spent enough? its very handy and farely small, but it should not be neccesary. unfortunately it is, and this product fits the job nicely. a good, expensive, buy. …
- Written by Daniel B from dedham
55 of 257 people found this useful
The ignorance of SOme people...
... is staggering. The TTY adapter is intended to enable the use of aids for the hearing impaired. It is not, as SOme might assume , a simple 3.5 mm male/female adapter to allow the use of cables with bulky plugs. However, it might be helpful if Apple were to make this a little clearer in the item's description.
It would also be helpful if Apple were to actually make a 3.5 mm male/female adapter like the one that I thought I was buying! Full marks, however, for producing this useful piece of equipment, even if it is of no use to me. …
- Written by Calvin D from Hove
318 of 364 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by Brian B from South Point
I have found that the problem is not with square or trying to find an adapter. What I realized is th e fault lies with otterbox. They make the plastic guards which surround the headphone jack too tall to allow the square to plug in. So what I did was to take a razor sharp knife and shave a little off those plastic guards. This allowed the square to plug in and work perfectly and the rubber cover still completely closes on the case. I think otterbox should fix their product as I'm told people have had problems with their headphones as well due to the same issue. …
- Answered by Ryan L from Troutdale
- Asked by Donald F from Alachua
- Answered by Stephen R from Savannah
Will this TTY Adapter allow my new iPhone 5 to work with my 2.5mm plug telephone headset, for both talking & listening, telephone uses?
- Asked by David K from San Antonio
No answers yet
How does this equipment actually adapt an iPhone to the TTY's primary function of sending/receiving text in telephone medium?
- Asked by Kathleen T from Lane Cove
No. A cell phone that is TTY compatible (like iPhone) must still plug into a TTY unit. All TTY uni ts plug into a phone line, but some also plug into the 3.5mm jack of a cell phone. This adapter just allows the 3-ring TTY plug to work with the recessed 4-ring iPhone jack.
But with all the apps out there, there may be one for TTY emulation that would allow you to type directly from the iphone's keyboard to another TTY. After all, TTY isn't much more than than ancient IM-type communication with extremely low speed (45.5 Hz?). …
- Answered by Jim A
- Asked by Lorelei W from Brenham
No - It does not fit - too small.
- Answered by Lorelei W from Brenham