TTY Public Payphones

The payphone relay program covers local and long distance calls. You can make such calls from any coin-operated public payphone using TRS. If a call is local, you do not need to use coins, a calling card, or a prepaid card. Just dial 711 on most payphones and give the local number you wish to call. You can make long distance calls by charging them to your calling card, including a prepaid card, or by calling collect. Charges for calling cards may vary, so check with your provider about applicable rates. For more information on prepaid phone cards, see the FCC’s consumer guide.

TTY users who wish to use a coin TTY payphone can use New Jersey Relay to assist in connecting non-local calls. There are several ways to bill non-local calls:

  1.  Collect
  2.  Third party
  3.  Calling card
  4.  Prepaid card

 Charges for calling cards may vary, so check with your provider about applicable rates.

Public Payphones can be found at many major airports.  For more information about TTY Public Payphone equipment, please visit: http://www.ultratec.com/ttys/public_ttys.php

For more information about FCC’s mandated requirement on Public Payphone Relay Service, please visit: http://www.fcc.gov/guides/payphone-relay-service