“Just like many people, I use the telephone to make appointments, shop, order pizza – for many reasons… But when I call business to do those things, I often get hung up on because the business owner has never received a Tennessee Relay call before.. Please, Don’t Hang Up.“
Thousands of people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deafblind, or who have a speech disability call businesses and organizations like yours every day. They call through Tennessee Relay Service. Often people hang up on Tennessee Relay calls because they think a telemarketer is calling.
When a call comes through saying, “This is Tennessee Relay,” it is a call from someone with a hearing loss or a speech disability.
These hang-ups are frustrating for deaf, deafblind, hard of hearing, and speech-disabled callers. But just as significant, they mean a loss of business and bad customer relations for the business or organization being called.
So, the next time you get a Tennessee Relay call, remember: if you hang up, you may be hanging up on the most important call that you receive all day!
The “Please, Don’t Hang Up” Campaign consists of presentations throughout the state by the Tennessee Relay team and a public service announcement on both TV and radio, as well as printed material.