Text Telephone (TTY) and ASCII

A person who is deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind, or speech-disabled uses a TTY to type his/her conversation to a relay operator, who then reads the typed conversation to a hearing person. The relay operator relays the hearing person's spoken words by typing them back to the TTY user.

Instructions

  1. Dial 7-1-1 for the Florida Relay Service.
  2. The Relay operator will answer with "Fl Relay OPR 8234" (for Relay operator identification), "F" or "M" (for Relay operator gender) and "GA." ("GA" denotes "go ahead.")
  3. Type in the area code and telephone number you wish to call and then type "GA."
  4. The Relay operator will dial the number and relay the conversation to and from your TTY. Type in "GA" at the end of each message.
  5. When you are finished with the conversation, type “SK” for "Stop Keying" then hang up

Alternate Phone Numbers

If the phone from which you are calling does not accept 7-1-1, here is a list of dedicated toll free numbers for each call-type that you can utilize for the same great service:

TTY

800-955-8771
If you are using TTY equipment.

ASCII

800-955-1339
If you are utilizing a computer.