Did get rid of my CapTel. Don't know which model it was. I have a CaptionCall now and still am not happy. My family seems to like it, but hates the short cord on the handset to base and we were told it could not be changed. When I tried, the phone did not work. You have to be within 5 inches of the phone to use it.
I have given up using a phone at all. If they can't text my cell, then they must not really want to talk to me.
I have done very little text but hate the tiny keyboard on a phone. Is there a way to get you that would use a computer keyboard? Is email fast enough for you after first contact via text?