Maryland Relay is a free public service that allows people, unable to use a standard telephone, to both make and receive calls. Maryland Accessible Telecommunications (MAT) distributes State-provided devices to qualified applicants. Maryland Relay was established in 1991 to serve Marylanders who have difficulty using a standard telephone. Maryland provides a vast array of solutions to meet the diverse needs of our State.
Maryland Relay is administered by Telecommunications Access of Maryland and is guided by the Governor’s Advisory Board of Telecommunications Relay. The services Maryland Relay provides are funded by the Universal Service Trust Fund (USTF).