Sprint providing Kansas telecommunications relay services

Sprint (NYSE: S) has been selected by the Kansas Corporation Commission to provide Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) and Captioned Telephone (CapTel) service to the State, effective January 1, 2019, the company said.

The Kansas Relay Service is accessed by dialing 711 and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It is a “relay” or service that enables those who are deaf, deafblind, hard of hearing, and/or people with a speech disability to communicate with traditional telephone users through a specialized text telephone and third-party operator called a Relay Operator. All calls are completely confidential.

For more information about the Kansas Relay Service: www.kansasrelay.com.

The KCC was originally established in 1883 to regulate railroad activity. The KCC was one of the first state regulatory bodies in the nation. In 1911, the Kansas Legislature created a three member Public Utilities Commission to regulate telegraph and telephone companies, pipeline companies, common carriers, water, electric, gas, and all power companies with the exception of those owned by municipalities.

For 28 years, Sprint Accessibility has been a provider of the development of advanced Relay services. As the telecommunications industry has evolved from corded, rotary dial phones to cordless home phones to mobile voice and data communicators, Sprint has been an innovator for consumers and businesses.

Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served 54.5 million connections as of Sept. 30, 2018, and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone.