Chief Financial Officer Position Available At CSD Now Open
myVRS Relay Central Blog Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc (CSD) is seeking an experienced, dynamic leader who is a strategic thinker, effective manager and communicator with excellent business sense and finance skills to fill the Executive position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). This position is responsible for the overall financial and budgetary functions of CSD, which includes pla...
Fri, Sep 07 2012
Important Update About Toll Free Numbers For Your VP
myVRS Relay Central Blog Sorenson Communications announces will no longer offer free toll free numbers for your VP effective November 21, 2012. For more information, read the Q&A below provided by Sorenson: Â This webpage provides information on acquiring a toll-free number, arranging for a toll-free provider to continue providing you with toll-free service, and ensuring that your assigned [...
Thu, Aug 30 2012
School asks deaf preschooler to change his sign language...
myVRS Relay Central Blog This news make me sick and I cannot believe why they are against sign langauge?? Its our natural of communication, leave it alone! See the story and video below: Â Â Three-and-a-half year old Hunter Spanjer, who is deaf, signs his name by crossing his forefinger and index finger and moving his hand up and [...]
Wed, Aug 29 2012
Announcement From Nextalk.net
myVRS Relay Central Blog The announcement came from Nextalk.net due to URrelay closed its business and cannot offer relay with Nextalk.net but you can place TDD/TTY phone calls. Please read the announcement below: Notice to Nextalk.net Users The current provider of relay accessed through Nextalk software has ceased operations. We are working with the FCC for new provider certification [...]
Tue, Aug 28 2012
ZVRS And Sorenson iPad Giveway Issues
myVRS Relay Central Blog I found this interesting docket that ZVRS filed and I want to share with you becuase they are attacking Sorenson and claim they are abusing the free giveaway like giving customers free iPads, Laptop and others to lure customers coming back and doesnâ€™t want them to stay with ZVRS. Then somehow, ZVRS decided to match [...]
Mon, Aug 27 2012
nTouch For Mac Now Available From Sorenson
myVRS Relay Central Blog Make SVRS calls from your Mac computer with ntouch for Mac is now available for Mac users from Sorenson. Make SVRS calls from your Mac computer with ntouchÂ®Â for MacÂ®. Our SVRS software works with your Mac laptop or desktop computer. All the best features of the Sorenson videophone are now available on a Mac computer; [...]
Mon, Aug 20 2012
BREAKING NEWS: All SnapVRS Calls are being handled by...
myVRS Relay Central Blog August 9, 2012 As of 12:00 noon EDT today, all Snap!VRS Ojo and VPAD calls are being processed through Healinc Telecomâ€™s network. You can simply use your Ojo or VPAD device the same way you always have; all calls are being handled by Healincâ€™s high-quality interpreters and state-of-the-art VRS platform. Stay tuned for additional updates. [...]
Thu, Aug 09 2012
Your VRS 800/866/877/855 Toll Free Number Will Expire...
myVRS Relay Central Blog A toll-free phone number is a number beginning with 800, 855, 866, 877 or 888 instead of a geographic area code.Â If you have been given a toll-free number, and a hearing person calls you through a Video Relay Service (VRS) or IP Relay Service using that toll-free number, he is not charged for his [...]
Wed, Aug 08 2012
BREAKING NEWS: Snap!VRS to Merge Customers Customer Support...
myVRS Relay Central Blog Snap!VRS moves to improve service quality, increase operational efficiency, and combine the expertise and power of two pioneers and leaders in the VRS industry. Â Pearl River, N.Y. and Riverdale, N.Y.- Snap!VRS announced today plans to integrate customers, customer support team and network operations with Healinc Telecom. The two companies reached agreement two days ...
Wed, Aug 08 2012
Why Anti Virus Program Are Fake?
myVRS Relay Central Blog No Offend, No Offense! [link]
Mon, Aug 06 2012
ADWAS and Convo visit Times Square
myVRS Relay Central Blog Partnering up on a public service announcement, Abused Deaf Womenâ€™s Advocacy Services and Convo Relay visited Times Square to see the PSA live! See video below:
Fri, Aug 03 2012
Bad Experience With ZVRS
myVRS Relay Central Blog Someone emailed me and wants to share this story on his bad experience with ZVRS. Note: I have nothing to do with this video but just to share it to our viewers. Thank you.
Wed, Jul 25 2012
VRS Providers and Local Phone Number Poll
myVRS Relay Central Blog I have been thinking for while and came up with this poll and want to share with you. I need your opinions and see what you think because you OWN the number, not the provider. I want to make sure every deaf customer to be aware they are in the control, not the VRS provider. [...]
Tue, Jul 24 2012
NAD Election Fraud Sickness Deaf Community
myVRS Relay Central Blog I found this interesting article and want to share with everyone and I want to see opinions and comments more about this. If this is all true, then I have no choice but not to support NAD at once. See for yourself: TheÂ National Association of the DeafÂ voting system rigged as fraudulent??? How does the [...]
Mon, Jul 16 2012
Tim Rarus from ZVRS: Announcement 3 New Products Coming
myVRS Relay Central Blog See video below:
Wed, Jul 11 2012
Rumor â€“ 2 VRS To Merge?
myVRS Relay Central Blog Just got a email and want to share the rumor: “Looks like today's yet another day in the TRS (VRS) industry arms race. Rumors are emerging of a “surprise” merger announcement involving two of the top five players in the industry, however, I'm not falling for this one.” Any ideas?
Wed, Jul 04 2012
Order adopting per-minute compensation rates to be paid...
myVRS Relay Central Blog Federal Communications Commission DA 12-996 Before the Federal Communications Commission Washington, D.C. 20554 In the Matter of ) ) Telecommunications Relay Services and Speech-) CG Docket No. 03-123 to-Speech Services for Individuals with Hearing ) and Speech Disabilities ) ) Structure and Practices of the Video Relay Service ) CG Docket No. 10-51 Program ) [...]
Thu, Jun 28 2012
Convo Relay Welcomes New Call Center In Rochester New York
myVRS Relay Central Blog Hello Rochester, NY! Weâ€™re opening a call center in Rochester, NY! Weâ€™ve had our eye on Rochester for a long time now. As one of the largest Deaf communities, Rochester provides the ideal location for Convo as we continue to seek out top quality interpreters. If you know of someone whom you would like [...]
Tue, Jun 26 2012
Updated Certificated VRS Providers Information
myVRS Relay Central Blog Certificated VRS Providers: These providers below have state telephone certificated and FCC certificated to providevideoÂ relay services and haveÂ business license. Communication Axess Ability Group (Conditionally certified for VRS) Kate Johnson, VRS Manager 1445 N. Loop West, Suite 910 Houston, TX 77008 Telephone Numbers: 713-807-1176 voice and TTY; Fax 713-807-1238 ...
Tue, Jun 26 2012
Share Your Comments With FCC About New Proposed VRS Rules
myVRS Relay Central Blog Federal Communications CommissionÂ posted a Further Notice of Proposed Rule-Making (FNPRM), a 109-page paper with many questions on how to change VRS. FCC now have these videos in ASL so you can watch them. The links are shown below: Frequently Asked Questions In ASL Videos: Why is the FCC changing the way VRS providers are [...]
Wed, Feb 15 2012
Deaf Organizations Met With FCC About NPRM Ruling
myVRS Relay Central Blog Tamar E. Finn Direct Phone: 202.373.6117 Fax: 202.373.6001 Tamar.email@example.com February 8, 2012 VIA ELECTRONIC FILING Ms. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street, S.W. Washington, DC 20554 Re: Notice of Ex Parte Meeting, CG Docket Nos. 03-123 and 10-51 Dear Ms. Dortch: On February 6, 2012, Claude Stout, Executive Director, Tel...
Fri, Feb 10 2012
Comment Cycle Established for Comments and Reply Comments...
myVRS Relay Central Blog PUBLIC NOTICE Federal Communications Commission 445 12th St., S.W. Washington, D.C. 20554 News Media Information 202 / 418-0500 Internet: [link] TTY: 1-888-835-5322 DA 12-119 Release Date: February 1, 2012 COMMENT CYCLE ESTABLISHED FOR COMMENTS AND REPLY COMMENTS ON STRUCTURE AND ...Read more »
Fri, Feb 03 2012
Open Letter To FCC About Proposed VRS Payout System
myVRS Relay Central Blog Here what I send a open letter to FCC in regarding the FCC's proposed new VRS payout system. I though to share this facts. Enjoy! Tuesday, July 19, 2011 Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary Federal Communications Commission 445 12th ...Read more »
Wed, Jan 04 2012
2012 VRS Provider of the Year Winner: ZVRS
myVRS Relay Central Blog The 2012 VRS Provider Of The Year Poll results is here. The winner: ZVRS .. 2nd year in row, congratulations! Snapshot is shown below:
Wed, Jan 04 2012
Sean Berdy living The Z Life with 1Number
myVRS Relay Central Blog Deaf television star Sean Berdy uses 1Number from The Z to stay in touch with his manager and others in show business.
Wed, Jan 04 2012
Sorenson Threated Deaf Customer Using Wrong Sign Language...
myVRS Relay Central Blog Someone posted this vlog and it states that Sorenson threated this deaf customer by using wrong sign language using word “Sorenson” and said must use properly in right Sorenson language. Very interesting video. I though to share with you all. ...Read more »
Sat, Dec 24 2011
Video Explains You Have Rights To Choose Which VRS Provider
myVRS Relay Central Blog Purple's Vice President of Sales, Mark Bella, explains about other VRS providers removing other VRS companies' software from your computer, or changing your router settings. Mark says it's your right to make the decision about your VRS – not them. ...Read more »
Fri, Dec 23 2011
Will Sign Language Interpreters Remain Silent on FCC VRS...
myVRS Relay Central Blog In some circles, VRS providers are viewed as the newest of the Coyotes on the scene of the sign language interpreting industry. Whether you subscribe to that view or not, what the FCC is ‘seeking public comment’ on (i.e. prepared to do unless there ...Read more »
Thu, Dec 22 2011
Purple VRS En Espanol Is Here For Spanish Customers Video
myVRS Relay Central Blog Purple National Spanish Manager, Mariana Fourquet, explains about the current FCC certification issues. She also says that Purple's Spanish VRS will always be here for you.
Thu, Dec 22 2011
Sorenson VRS Video Why nTouchVP Is Best Than Z20 by ZVRS
myVRS Relay Central Blog How do Sorenson videophones compare to the competition? In this video, we show that Sorenson videophones have cameras and views that are designed specifically for deaf people who sign. Sorenson videophones provide the ideal signing environment for deaf videophone calls. ...Read more »
Wed, Dec 21 2011
Deaf CEO of the Week Project
myVRS Relay Central Blog myVRS Relay Central LLC is launching a new project called “Deaf CEO of the Week”. That's right, starting in January 2012, we will be enlighten each deaf CEO every week which will have a bio profile page more about the CEO so ...Read more »
Mon, Dec 19 2011
BREAKING NEWS CACVRS Closing Down Effective January 9 2012
myVRS Relay Central Blog As of today, Federal Communications Commission confirmed that Communication Access Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is announcing that will be shutting down CACVRS that offers VRS and IP Relay such as URRelay, Nextalk.net and many other subcontractors ...Read more »
Sun, Dec 18 2011
The Story About Sorenson And ZVRS
myVRS Relay Central Blog I wanted to write this blog in regards to VRS Abuse, Fraud and Greedy. Why? I want to speak out and make it some clarification and provide facts. I believe in assisting others with facts. DISCLAIMER: I am not liable ...Read more »
Fri, Dec 16 2011
Sorenson Attacks ZVRS Videos
myVRS Relay Central Blog Since when Sorenson Communications launched this video about “Porting” and the topic went overboard. Many web bloggers start writting and discussing about it. Does this shows that Sorenson is desperate? What is the fault here? Sorenson is attacking ZVRS but ...Read more »
Thu, Dec 08 2011
An Awesome Offer For You From SnapVRS
myVRS Relay Central Blog Christmas is around the corner! You don't want to hassle with long lines at the store, worry about shipping costs or not know what you want or you don't have enough money? Not a problem with SnapVRS. They do have ...Read more »
Thu, Dec 08 2011
Need Job? PurpleVRS Now Hiring 100+ Positions And New Call...
myVRS Relay Central Blog Purple Communications, Inc., a leading provider of innovative communications for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech-disabled, ends the year with an emphasis on growth and expansion, opening several call centers across the United States and hiring more than 50 video interpreters, as well as hiring several new professional, support and management positions. ...
Wed, Dec 07 2011
Open Letter Complaint Against SprintVRS and ZVRS
myVRS Relay Central Blog This is the open letter complaint against SprintVRS and ZVRS. It was send to FCC few hours ago about “Porting” and it caught my attention and I was not pleased with the decision. I am very concerned because this doesn't give customer choices and I felt this was abuse. Read the letter what I send [...]
Wed, Dec 07 2011
BREAKING NEWS: SprintVRS Announces Closing Down January 4...
myVRS Relay Central Blog FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sprint Relay has special announcement in regarding VRS Service for all Sprint Customers. Important message below for you t0 read. Due to recent regulatory changes imposed on the VRS industry by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has made it important for us to inform you about upcoming changes to Sprint Video Relay [...]
Tue, Dec 06 2011
VRS Abuse Video Project Announcement
myVRS Relay Central Blog myVRS Relay Central LLC wants your help! If you have problems with any VRS Providers in regarding “Porting” which means transfer your 10 local phone number from one VRS provider to other VRS provider but had a problem such as stealing your number without your permission, the company's products is not what you expect, lousy [...]
Tue, Dec 06 2011
FCC Orders New Rules Transfer Toll Free iTRS Numbers To...
myVRS Relay Central Blog FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DA 11-1931 Release Date: November 22, 2011 WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU ANNOUNCES EFFECTIVE DATE FOR INTERNET-BASED TELECOMMUNICATIONS RELAY SERVICE NUMBERING RULES AND BEGINNING OF TRANSITION PERIOD WC Docket No. 10-191 CG Docket No. 03-123 WC Docket No. 05-196 On November 22, 2011, the Federal Register published a notice stating that that...
Mon, Dec 05 2011
For All ITP Students And Interpreters How To Communicate To...
myVRS Relay Central Blog Kelly made this vlog to tell every ITP Students and new Interpreters to wake up and start do the properly way how to communicate with the deaf community in ASL. A must see video and it is about 5 minutes long. This would also educate all VRS Interpreters how to respect deaf people. Thanks Kelly [...]
Fri, Dec 02 2011
BREAKING NEWS: John Yeh Trial Update Results
myVRS Relay Central Blog This source came from iDeafNews. John Yeh was sentence for 108 months and his brother Joseph Yeh was sentence for 55 months. More detailed story will be available and will update here. Thank you iDeafNews for the updates.
Wed, Nov 30 2011
Convo Relay Questions and Answers Video
myVRS Relay Central Blog myVRS Relay Central LLC made a special request to Convo Relay to make a short Q&A videos for our viewers and we want to thank them for the video and we want to share the video below for your viewing. Enjoy :) *Thanks to Convo Relay for the creation of video. If you [...]
Wed, Nov 30 2011
BREAKING NEWS: ATT VRS Will Be Discontinued On December 23...
myVRS Relay Central Blog FOR PRESS RELEASE Dear AT&T Video Relay Service Customer, We’re writing to let you know that AT&T is preparing to discontinue its Video Relay Service (VRS) on December 23, 2011, including the VL5 iPhone app and computer software downloads. Importantly, as long as you choose another VRS provider and transfer your number by December [...]
Wed, Nov 23 2011
Open Letter To FCC For VRS Certification Clarifications
myVRS Relay Central Blog This is a official open letter that I send to FCC earlier today in regarding VRS Certification Clarifications that I need to know and I want answers. Hope this will send a strong message to all VRS Providers to realize it's time to stop doing greedy and dirty business by abusing the VRS business itself. [...]
Fri, Nov 18 2011
Updated FCC VRS Certification News
myVRS Relay Central Blog As of November 16, 2011, there was some more updates in regarding FCC VRS Certifications. As recently of November 15, 2011, you already know that Convo Relay was the first VRS to be granted for VRS Certification and I want to say best them of good luck and hope they will success. However, at this [...]
Wed, Nov 16 2011
BREAKING NEWS: FCC Grants Convo Relay as Cerification VRS...
myVRS Relay Central Blog NOTICE OF CONDITIONAL GRANT OF APPLICATION OF CONVO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC FOR CERTIFICATION AS A PROVIDER OF VIDEO RELAY SERVICE ELIGIBLE FOR COMPENSATION FROM INTERSTATE TELECOMMUNICATIONS RELAY SERVICE FUND CG DOCKET NO. 10-51 By the Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau: On November 4, 2011, Convo Communications, LLC (Convo) filed an application to be certi...
Tue, Nov 15 2011
Open Letter Regarding VRS Customer Rights And Choices
myVRS Relay Central Blog This is the letter what I wrote to people at FCC, ZVRS Legal Counsel Jeff Rosen and Sorenson Communications Legal Counsel Michael Maddux in regarding “Customer Rights & Choices” that I want to express my voices and I am very concern about this. Feel free to comment on this issue. Remember, this is not [...]
Tue, Nov 08 2011
FEMA Announces National Broadcast Test
myVRS Relay Central Blog FEMA announces the National Broadcast Test Alert System which will take its effective on this Saturday, November 9, 2011 at 2pm and will last for 8 hours to ensure the system is working properly. Watch the ASL/Closed Captioned version video below for your viewing pleasure.
Mon, Nov 07 2011
CSDVRS Proposed New Secure Virtual Call Centers
myVRS Relay Central Blog This came to my attention and caught my eyes that when CSDVRS, LLC (aka ZVRS, LLC) submit a letter to Federal Communications Commission in regarding a suggestion in regarding about a new idea for interprters to do VRS relay calls. CSDVRS, LLC suggested that a small percentage of new “Virtual Call Centers” to be developed [...]
Sun, Nov 06 2011
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