Some people need specialist equipment to make a phone call.

Some people need specialist equipment to make a phone call. They can rent it from Telstra or Optus for the same cost as a standard phone. There are teletypewriter (TTY) payphones in some areas, and some people buy their own equipment.

Telstra

Telstra's Disability Equipment Program leases specialist equipment for the same cost as a standard phone.

Optus

Optus also provides a Disability Equipment Program to eligible customers in Optus cabled areas in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

Telstra teletypewriter (TTY) payphones

Telstra provides many payphones with the TTY facility.

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Buying specialist equipment

The National Relay Service has more information about suppliers and types of equipment available.

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