Equipment Distribution Service (EDS): Low-income N.C. residents may qualify to receive a CapTel phone at no cost through the Equipment Distribution Service from the N.C. Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (DSDHH).
In order to qualify CapTel phone through the Equipment Distribution Service, an applicant must:
Be a legal resident of North Carolina.
Have income equal to or less than 250% of the current federal poverty level.
Have hearing loss.
Receive a CapTel demonstration from a telecommunication consultant at a regional center.