Georgia Relay is a FREE public service provided by the State of Georgia to make telecommunications accessible for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have difficulty speaking.
By making telecommunication simple, dependable and convenient for people who have difficulty hearing or speaking over the phone, Georgia Relay makes a difference in thousands of lives throughout our state every day. The service not only ensures equal access to the phone system, but also has a positive impact on our state’s business and economic climate by enabling consumers and businesses to stay connected by phone. And, as Georgia’s senior adult population continues to grow, so will the number of people who can take advantage of state-of-the-art telecommunication technology through Georgia Relay.
Georgia Public Service Commission is responsible for the establishment, implementation, administration and promotion of Georgia Relay. At present, Georgia Relay services are provided by Hamilton Relay, as selected through a competitive bidding process and under contract to the Commission. Georgia Relay is funded by a monthly surcharge on residential and business telephone access lines in the state.