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Hearing Aid Compatible Handsets


Cell phone handsets are rated according to their hearing aid compatibility in terms of RF transmissions or telecoiling coupling capability. Handsets using acoustic coupling technology are tested for reduced RF emissions according to the ANSI C63.19 standard. Those that are considered passing (a rating of "good" or "excellent") for use with hearing aids set in microphone mode are assigned a rating of M3 or M4. Cell phones using inductive coupling technology are tested for telecoil coupling capability according to the ANSI C63.19 standard. Those that are considered passing (those with a rating of "good" or "excellent") for use with hearing aids set in telecoil mode are assigned a rating of T3 or T4. The higher the "M" or "T" rating, the less likely the hearing aid user will experience interference while using a cell phone.
SafetyNet Wireless currently offers the following hearing aid-compatible wireless handsets. All of these handsets are rated at M3, T3 or better. Although prices for the handsets may vary, these handsets offer the same level of functionality by providing each end user with access to voice and text services.

  • Apple iPhone 4 - M3, T4 (CDMA)
  • Alcatel 5045 - M4, T4 (GSM)
  • Alcatel 6045 - M4, T4 (GSM)
  • Alcatel 875T - M3, T4 (GSM)
  • HTC 626S - M4, T4 (GSM)
  • Kyocera S2151 - M4, T4 (CDMA)
  • LG D520 - M3, T3 (GSM)
  • LG K330 - M3, T3 (GSM)
  • LG D851 - M3, T3 (GSM)
  • LG K550 - M3, T3 (GSM)
  • LG MS210 - M3, T3 (GSM)
  • LG TP260 - M3, T3 (GSM)
  • Motorola XT1609 - M3, T3 (GSM)
  • Ojji Max - M3 (GSM)
  • Ojji Lite - M3 (GSM)
  • Plum Z404 M4, T3 (GSM)
  • Samsung M820 - M4, T3 (CDMA)
  • Samsung M840 - M4, T4 (CDMA)
  • Social Breeze FB201 - M4, T3 (GSM)
  • Vortex Volt - M3, T3 (GSM)
  • Vortex Beat 2.0 - M4, T3 (GSM)
  • Vortex Beat 3.0 - M3, T3 (GSM)
  • Vortex Beat 8.0 - M3, T3 (GSM)
  • Vortex Image - M3, T3 (GSM)
  • Vortex Matrix - M3, T3 (GSM)
  • Vortex Pulse - M4, T3 (GSM)
  • Vortex Qwerty - M3, T3 (GSM)
  • ZTE 667 - M3, T4 (GSM)
  • ZTE 830 - M4, T3 (GSM)
  • ZTE F55 - M3, T3 (GSM)
  • ZTE V768 - M3, T3 (GSM)
  • ZTE Z667T - M3, T4 (GSM)