Sometimes called “Telephonic Interpreting”, SLUSA’s Over the Phone Interpreting (OPI) service is on-demand. This means, simply pick up the phone, dial in, and select the language of the interpreter you require. Within 10 seconds (on average) you will be connected to an interpreter in that language. If the limited or non-English speaking person is in the same room, you can place the phone on speaker so that the interpreter can interpret between you. If you are not in the same location, simply ask the interpreter to dial out and connect you to the person via 3 way conference call.
OPI service also works from any computer/laptop or via an app for Apple and Android mobile devices.