Sam the Deaf

Review: IP-Relay app for iPhone/iPod Touch

General, I'm Deaf, Review, Wireless

IP-Relay by Purples (At moment, they didn’t mention on website) has finally offered an application for iPhone instead use Instant Messaging to support. It’s true Typing Relay Service for smartphone that’s what I look for. I installed on my iPod Touch, it also work, too, only when you’re connect to Wi-Fi while iPhone can be anywhere with coverage available.

What I like about thing on IP-Relay app, it have friendly keypad just like it give you an experience to call on your own instead use AOL Instant Messaging. Heck, it make quick to dial up. It also went along with current contact on what you have in your iPhone or iPod Touch.

When I dial, it seems obviously understood by identity over my device. Of course, it requires us to register by FCC for E911. It went over the web browser to input my information, it’s base on who you are, your email and your resident address. After done for short minutes and approve. It instantly gives me own 10-digit numbers. That’s quick than I thought.

After finish register, I went back and open IP-Relay and dial someone who is hearing, it being identity without me to log in. I think it’s probably made much easy and hassle-free when I want to make quick call without lose the save on login. It quick acknowledges my device’s ID.

The agent typing is the closer as I experience at online, you don’t even need put GA, because it auto done for us after hit the ENTER. It give the individual line to know which is mine and their. It’s friendly visual. For few minutes of conversation, I find it something to complain that app won’t allow us to change to landscape, because it would make easy to have wide virtual keyboard on display, because the standup is somewhere difficult to typing like I have been told in begin on iPhone’s first introduce.

Anyway, when I want to finish the conversation, I don’t need to typing “SKSK”, you just simple press “Hangup”, it will auto send SKSK to agent. It will asked me if I want to storage the conversation, you would click to copy and then paste to the Note app.

Allover, I think it’s great, there are quite amount of deaf I knew, own iPhone would be happy to have IP-relay app. Did I mention, it’s free?

PRO
• Friendly dial keypad include the special instruction note
• Contact is support
• View on History of dialed calls
• GA auto include after submit the message
• Hang up auto send SKSK

CON
• Landscape virtual keyboard not support
• No font resize
• Not ideal to make call while on move during data loss
• Use copy and paste the conversation to notepad instead its own
• While on call, it needs to protect from have accident press button to return the front

UPDATE 11:58am CST: Seem that IP-Relay app on iTunes have been disappear on search. Only it work when I had to go to website and click, it open iTunes to find right one for me.

UPDATE 10:53pm CST: 10-digit isn’t work, I give that number to hearing to have them call me. That when I open IP-Relay on my iPod Touch. I don’t see incoming pop-up on the dispay. That sucks. Maybe it work on iPhone. Did anyone have it work?

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  • interest! Thanks for sharing!

  • illustratorblog

    Oh really? I may miss that part. Thank for let me know. I'll check it again.

  • Chevy57

    Thank you about info on pro and con. I will keep to contact Purple about it. 🙂

  • illustratorblog

    Your welcome but I already send to someone who is “boss” about my review 😛

  • WhatUserName

    Can the conversation be saved? Such as 'save as' and then file it?
    Thanks

  • illustratorblog

    Unfortunately no, when you hang up, it will ask you to save the conversation, there is button said “copy” which mean, you would paste on other app to save in, like to say, note app or document app.

  • I wish it was a Purple App…inside the Purple App, customers can choose to use either IP Relay or i711. I personally prefer i711. I also would like to be able to access my video mail from i711, IP Relay, and Purple VRS in the Purple App. I also would like to synchronize my address book with my Purple App so that my P3 and MVP will have all the contacts immediately. On AIM, I am able to receive calls, on the IP Relay App, I am unable to receive calls and there are no notifications pop ups or badges. I'm grateful that iPhone finally has a relay App but it needs updates already!

  • iphone_dude

    You can re-size the fonts in the settings section….

  • interest! Thanks for sharing!

  • illustratorblog

    Oh really? I may miss that part. Thank for let me know. I'll check it again.

  • Chevy57

    Thank you about info on pro and con. I will keep to contact Purple about it. 🙂

  • illustratorblog

    Your welcome but I already send to someone who is “boss” about my review 😛

  • WhatUserName

    Can the conversation be saved? Such as 'save as' and then file it?
    Thanks

  • illustratorblog

    Unfortunately no, when you hang up, it will ask you to save the conversation, there is button said “copy” which mean, you would paste on other app to save in, like to say, note app or document app.

  • I wish it was a Purple App…inside the Purple App, customers can choose to use either IP Relay or i711. I personally prefer i711. I also would like to be able to access my video mail from i711, IP Relay, and Purple VRS in the Purple App. I also would like to synchronize my address book with my Purple App so that my P3 and MVP will have all the contacts immediately. On AIM, I am able to receive calls, on the IP Relay App, I am unable to receive calls and there are no notifications pop ups or badges. I'm grateful that iPhone finally has a relay App but it needs updates already!

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