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711. For the convenience store chain, see 7-Eleven"
Canadaand the U.S., the 711 telephone numberis used for the Telecommunications Relay Serviceto translatefrom TDD for the deafto speech, and vice versa. The relayservice allows deafpeople to converse with the hearing over the phone through an operator. 711 is one of eight N11 codes for abbreviated dialingin the North American Numbering Plan. In the U.S., every phone companyis required to connect persons who dial 711 to a TRS call centerfrom a working number. In July 2007 the Federal Communications Commissionruled that the 711 requirement extended to VOIP telephony.
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