It’s a cinch!
Just dial 711 (or 800-848-0298 for English / 866-503-0263 for Spanish) on your text telephone/teletypewriter (TTY) or VCO phone and the communications assistant will answer with “Tennessee Relay”.
Type the area code and telephone number you wish to call and type “GA” (“Go Ahead”). The communications assistant will dial the number and connect to the other party.
Type your message on your TTY or VCO phone to the communications assistant. Type “GA” (“Go Ahead”) at end of each message. The “GA” indicates that it is the other party’s turn to respond.
The communications assistant reads your typed message out loud to the other party.
The other party listens and speaks directly to you. The other party says “Go Ahead” to indicate that it is your turn to respond.
To conclude the call, type “GA to SK” (“Stop Keying”) to indicate that you are ready to hang up.