Ohio Relay users can request the retrieval of voice mail or answering machine messages. By typing AMR (an abbreviation for Answering Machine Retrieval) with further instructions or the password, the operator will then ask the Ohio Relay user to place the phone handset next to the Ohio Relay user's answering machine while it is on. Once that has been done, the Relay NC user will then return the phone handset to the TTY and type GA. The relay operator will then type the message(s).
Some public pay phones have built-in TTYs. All local calls from TTY payphones are free, but long-distance calls will require your informing the relay operator of how you will pay for the call (calling card, credit card, pre-paid card, or third-party billing). Note that you may be asked for verification or authorization of payment.
INTERNATIONAL RELAY SERVICE
Ohio Relay users can place and receive calls in both English and Spanish to anywhere in the world. To make international calls, Ohio Relay consumers should call Ohio Relay at (605) 224-1837.
EMERGENCY 911 SERVICES
For emergency calls, DO NOT CALL 711. Instead, dial 911, with your full name, location, and contact information ready. If you call 911 through Ohio Relay, the relay operator will contact the nearest emergency center, and relay your information.