The History Behind Bluetooth

September 13, 2018 CaptionCall 4 comments

Blue tooth functionality is in full swing with CaptionCall phones and it got us thinking. Where did the name “Bluetooth” come from? Did you know it actually comes from Viking history? According to one of Bluetooth’s cofounders, “Bluetooth was borrowed from the 10th-century, second king of Denmark, King Harald Bluetooth; who was famous for uniting Scandinavia just as we intended to unite the PC and cellular industries with a short-range wireless link.”

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Here’s another quick bit of Bluetooth trivia: The Bluetooth logo is the combination of “H” and “B,” the initials of Harald Bluetooth, written in the ancient letters used by Vikings, which are called “runes.”

Our goal at CaptionCall has always been to help people stay connected, and now Bluetooth is doing more than just connecting industries. They are making it easier for you to use phone with hearing loss.

CaptionCall is an ambassador for hearing health and an advocate for people with hearing loss.  CaptionCall encourages people everywhere to actively manage their hearing health through regular hearing evaluations, and to seek early treatment when hearing loss is identified.  CaptionCall is committed to helping people with hearing loss stay socially engaged for a longer, happier, healthier life.  To learn more about how to qualify for a no-cost CaptionCall phone, visit

Written By John Apgar

4 Comments on “The History Behind Bluetooth

  1. Do you know anýthìñg about the Cĺeaŕ Caption Phone? They claim their Captiòn Phone is better. Do you know anything about their phone?

  2. 1. There is 2 things about my Caption Call i don’t like. The Captions are much to slow and people and they think you have hung up on them and ask if you are there right in the middle of the wait for me to read the caption.
    2. I don’t like calls for me to buy something and I have to call the number it leaves me to know who has called. I get many of those calls every day and If they don’t leave a message, why leave me their phone number to call back. I don’t care that they called if they leave me a number if it isn’t a good number if I call It. And when I call them back, It tells me the number don’t work
    By the way, I do have my phones set up on the DO NOT CALL LIST.
    My wife has a Dad in San Diego that is 94 years old, and we need to get up and answer the phone every time it rings to see if is him or someone calling about him. . We aren’t spring chickens our selves being 84 years old and it isn’t fun to have to get up 10 times a day just t see who it is. And all it is, is a salesmen. Please address this problem. I know it happens to many of us. Please stop it from leaving a phone number that is no good to call back

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