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Relay UK

Relay UK

Helping people with hearing and speech difficulties communicate with anyone over the phone, using the national relay service.

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Relay UK helps deaf, speech-impaired, and hearing people talk to each other over the phone using the relay service.

Just download
a simple app

You can use the Relay UK app with your mobile, tablet or PC. Or just use Relay UK via your Minicom or Uniphone.

You're ready
to go

All you pay are your normal call charges. You pay nothing to use the service itself. 

How does the Relay UK app work?

Just type what you’d like to say, and read the replies in real-time,
while an assistant relays the conversation. It’s that easy.

A typical call using Relay UK

Image showing how a deaf or speech impaired person types to a Relay Assistant, who talks to a hearing person in a phone conversation

Three reasons to talk about Relay UK

It's the ideal way to make an appointment with
your doctor, keep in touch with friends, or just order a
delicious takeaway.


You can give family, friends, and businesses your own unique TextNumber so when they call you, they automatically connect to a Relay Assistant without having to dial 18002 first.

Making it even easier for people to call you.


If you're using the app you can download it to your iPhone, Android, tablet, PC, or Mac.

But if you prefer to stick with your textphone (Minicom / Uniphone), it works fine with that too. 


The Relay UK service itself is free.

You'll only pay your normal charges for the calls you make.

Check with your phone provider for more details.

How do I start using Relay UK?

One great service, three easy ways to use it

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I’m deaf or speech-impaired, using the app

Find out how to download the app and start making calls wherever you are.

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I’m deaf or speech-impaired, using textphone

Lots of deaf people are still using their textphones. Read how to use Relay UK with yours.

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I'm hearing and calling a deaf or speech-impaired person

Just because someone's deaf or speech-impaired doesn't mean you can't phone them. It's easy.