This adapter lets you use your iPhone with standard TTY devices. Just plug the cable from your TTY device into one end of the iPhone TTY Adapter, then plug the other end of the adapter into your iPhone.
- Cable type: 3.5mm to TTY (Teletype)
- TTY (Teletype)
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Ratings & Reviews
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 ... 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
340 of 387 people found this useful
Makes a corded headset work with iPhone
Apple does not mention it, but this little adapter makes a standard corded phone headset with a 2.5 mm jack work with the iPhone 3 Apple does not mention it, but this little adapter makes a standard corded phone headset with a 2.5 mm jack work with the iPhone 3G. I wear hearing aids, so can't use an in the ear or over the ear Bluetooth. But now I can use my corded Panasonic phone headset with my iPhone! Yes! …
- Written by ALAN M from CHICAGO
260 of 298 people found this useful
Makes your favorite headset compatible
One of my frustrations with the iPhone was the lack of plug in telephone headsets. This solves the problem. I am using it with a One of my frustrations with the iPhone was the lack of plug in telephone headsets. This solves the problem. I am using it with a noise cancelling Plantronics headset and am as happy as can be. Voice and sound quality are both better than with any Bluetooth unit and as good or better than holding the telephone up to your ear.
Note that the three-contact adapters sold at Radio Shack and other places don't work. I am not sure why, but you need to get this four-contact TTY plug for good voice quality. (see the photo and compare to the others to see what I am talking about). …
- Written by William N from San Diego
163 of 192 people found this useful
I purchased this adapter in hope that it would allow me to use a corded headset with a boom microphone for my business. I have to I purchased this adapter in hope that it would allow me to use a corded headset with a boom microphone for my business. I have to manipulate the adapter by pressing in from the top firmly to hear. Once I release the pressure, I hear nothing. Apple do not have any other headsets with a boom mic, only ear bud or Bluetooth devices. If some could offer a solution or suggestion, I would greatly appreciate it. …
- Written by Willis B from Columbia
1 of 3 people found this useful
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 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
24 of 24 people found this useful
Hearing Aid compatible headsets work this this TTY adapter
For all you hearing impaired phone users out there that suffer when trying to navigate the newer cell phones and worry about compa For all you hearing impaired phone users out there that suffer when trying to navigate the newer cell phones and worry about compatibility with your existing hearing aid compatible telephone accessories. I wear two BTE digital hearing aids with T-coil switches for hearing aid use when on the phone. I often use my Hatis Freedom Mach II headset for my office, home and cell phone telephone use. (The Hatis headsets are great by the way, very strong induction signal and great clarity). Hatis headsets all have 2.5 mm headset jacks and must be adpated to work with the iphone 4S headset jack (special configuration of 3.5 mm jack). This TTY adapter does the trick and works very well as an adapter between my iphone 4S and my Hatis Mach II headsets. I also use it to connect my headsets when listening to recorded books on my ipod and/or iphone. …
- Written by Mark M from VICKSBURG
11 of 11 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
I need an extension that will work with SQUARE credit card reader? will this work
- Asked by Brian B from South Point
- Mar 26, 2011
I have found that the problem is not with square or trying to find an adapter. What I realized is th I have found that the problem is not with square or trying to find an adapter. What I realized is the 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
- Apr 5, 2013
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
- Dec 13, 2012
Yes - if you look at the recent reviews, people talk about using their Plantronics headsets with it. Yes - if you look at the recent reviews, people talk about using their Plantronics headsets with it. Good news indeed! …
- Answered by Eric E from Manassas
- Mar 17, 2014
what is a TTY adapter
- Asked by Michael L from Philadelphia
- Oct 17, 2009
TTY is an abbreviation for TeleTypewriter. It's a device used by the deaf to "text" messages across TTY is an abbreviation for TeleTypewriter. It's a device used by the deaf to "text" messages across an analog telephone line. These days, text messaging has just about obsoleted the device however it remains well-suited to the task.
Because the TTY was originally designed for an analog phone system it worked very much like an analog modem; converting "text" into "sounds" that were then re-interpreted back into text at the receiver's end. Both parties of the conversation would have to have a TTY machine.
This adapter allows a person to connect a TTY machine to the "analog" audio input and output of the phone. …
- Answered by Eric P from Dunedin
- Nov 25, 2009
Will this adaptor work with Mobuyle Credit Card Reader?
- Asked by Donald F from Alachua
- Oct 12, 2012
- Answered by Stephen R from Savannah
- Mar 27, 2013
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
- Dec 14, 2009
No. A cell phone that is TTY compatible (like iPhone) must still plug into a TTY unit. All TTY uni No. A cell phone that is TTY compatible (like iPhone) must still plug into a TTY unit. All TTY units 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
- Dec 15, 2009