What does TTY mean?

stewcp

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Under Settings>Phone>TTY

what does it mean and what does it do?
It might be this?

TTY, also known as Text Telephone Device or Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD), is a special device required at both ends of the conversation that enables people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-impaired to use the telephone to communicate. TTY works by allowing people to type messages back and forth to one another instead of talking and listening.
 

xcissexc

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i thought it converted voice to text for the deaf person and then converted text to voice for the non-deaf person. but i could easily be wrong on that
 

Draven

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shall i try it? lol
don't bother, it would only work when dialing another TTY enabled telephone number. Basically what it does is work like an old dial-up modem works by sending the information over a standard telephone signal, to just send textual information. Yeah, it's essentially texting, but you can't just go and text anyone you want, because technically it still isn't texting. Overall, if you're not deaf or don't actively communicate with deaf people, and don't actually have any other need to use it, don't bother trying to use it
 

bbritt

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When I use my headset, people can only hear me when I use TTY. I thought it was for text based communication like stew had posted.