To apply for a CapTel telephone
through the TTY Loan Program


Connecticut residents may be eligible to receive a CapTel telephone at no cost through the TTY Loan Program through Converse Communications. The purpose of Converse Communications is to help people with disabilities receive specialized equipment they need in order to use basic telephone services.

Anyone who meets the following criteria can apply:

  • Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing persons who find it difficult to use a telephone or amplified telephone. (Hard-of Hearing persons must have tried an amplifier.)

  • Full-time Connecticut residents

  • Must have a Connecticut telephone number

  • First-time CapTel loan applicants

  • Must be 8 years old or older
    (Parent consent is required for those under 18 years old.)

  • No income restrictions

To apply, please contact:
  • Converse Communications
    34 Jerome Ave.
    Bloomfield, CT 06002

    (800) 743-1219 (Voice/TTY)
    (860) 242-4974
    (860) 243-1320 (Fax) (Email)



For more information, go to the CCC website.


If you are not eligible to receive a CapTel from
the TTY Loan Program, you may purchase
a CapTel telephone.


Contact for more information:

  • Michelle Vicino
    200 Corporate Place 
    Suite 200
    Rocky Hill, CT 06067

    913-523-0802 (Fax)
    860-899-1097 (Videophone)
    860-986-7234 (Voicemail) (Email)


For Federal Government only:


Are you an active Federal employee? If so, your Federal CapTel phone is accessible domestically from work, home or while traveling in the fifty states. No domestic toll (long distance) charges for calls made anywhere in the United States.

CapTel phones for active Federal employees are available for the agency to purchase on the GSA schedule at

Federal CapTel Website

Note: Spouse, siblings or children of deceased federal active employees do not qualify to purchase a Federal CapTel phone on their behalf.