The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued an order outlining an interim plan for access to public payphone service through relay services. The order states:
- All local calls from TTY pay phones are free of charge.
- Toll calls can be billed through calling cards and prepaid cards.
- TTY users who wish to use a coin TTY pay phone can use Alaska Relay to assist in connecting calls. There are several ways to bill non-local calls:
- third party;
- calling card or
- prepaid card.
TTY payphones are usually available at hospitals, airports, train stations, hotels, libraries, museums, government buildings and freeway rest stops.