According to reports, though, Te’o, unbeknownst to him, was talking to a man who was impersonating a female voice.
Te’o said he “heard breathing” and “she started to kinda whisper my name.”
According to Te’o’s account, “he jumped for joy” after that conversation and said, “she’s out. She’s talking.”
He said after that conversation he was “confident” that his voice was helping “Lennay Kekua” recover from her illness.
Te’o told Couric he had a “mobile-to-mobile” phone plan and he spoke to Kekua, a person he had not met, because he was raised to “always be there for somebody when they need help.”