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What devices have Hearing-Aid Compatibility (HAC)?

The wireless telephone industry has developed a rating system for wireless phones to help hearing device users find phones that may be compatible with their hearing devices.

The ratings are not guarantees. Results vary depending on the user's hearing device and hearing loss. If your hearing device is vulnerable to interference, you may not be able to use a rated phone successfully. Trying out the phone with your hearing device is the best way to evaluate it for your personal needs.

M-Ratings: Phones rated M3 or M4 meet FCC requirements and are likely to generate less interference to hearing devices than phones that unrated phones. M4 is the better/higher of the two ratings.

T-Ratings: Phones rated T3 or T4 meet FCC requirements and are likely to be more usable with a hearing device’s telecoil than unrated phones. T4 is the better/higher of the two ratings. (Note that not all hearing devices have telecoils in them.)

Alltel offers a wide range of devices that meet these standards including the following: 

Handset

Rating

Functionality

Alcatel One Touch Ultra

M4 T3

Smart Phone (Tier III)

Blackberry CURVE 9330

M3 T3

Smart Phone (Tier III)

Blackberry TORCH 9850

M3 T3

Smart Phone (Tier III)

HTC One V

M4 T4

Smart Phone (Tier III)

Huawei Ascend Y

M4 T3

Smart Phone (Tier III)

iPhone5 64GB Black

M4 T4

Smart Phone (Tier III)

iPhone5 32GB Black

M4 T4

Smart Phone (Tier III)

iPhone5 16GB Black

M4 T4

Smart Phone (Tier III)

iPhone4s 16GB Black

M4 T4

Smart Phone (Tier III)

iPhone4 8GB Black

M4 T4

Smart Phone (Tier III)

iPhone5 64GB White

M4 T4

Smart Phone (Tier III)

iPhone5 32GB White

M4 T4

SmartPhone (Tier III)

iPhone5 16GB White

M4 T4

Smart Phone (Tier III)

iPhone4s 16GB White

M4 T4

Smart Phone (Tier III)

iPhone4 8GB White

M4 T4

Smart Phone (Tier III)

LG Optimus Select

M4 T4

Smart Phone (Tier III)

Motorola MILESTONE X2

M4 T3

Smart Phone (Tier III)

Motorola MILESTONE 3

M4 T3

Smart Phone (Tier III)

Motorola QUANTICO TM W845

M4 T3

Advanced Phone (Tier II)

Motorola RAZR MAXX

M4 T3

Smart Phone (Tier III)

Samsung CHARACTER R640

M4 T4

Advanced Phone (Tier II)

Samsung CHRONO R261

M4 T4

Basic Phone (Tier I)

Samsung FREEFORM 4 R390

M4 T4

Basic Phone (Tier I)

Samsung Galaxy SII R760

M4 T3

Smart Phone (Tier III)

Samsung MESSAGER  TOUCH  SCH-R631

M4 T3

Advanced Phone (Tier II)

Samsung Repp

M4

Smart Phone (Tier III)

Samsung SHOWCASE i500

M4

Smart Phone (Tier III)

SONIM ARMOR XP3400

M4 T3

Advanced Phone (Tier II)

Unimax 570

M3 T3

Basic Phone (Tier I)

Functionality level describes the general capabilities of the device. A Basic (Tier I) device offers voice and 1x data functions. An Advanced (Tier II) device offers higher data rates such as EVDO. Smartphones (Tier III) offers more advanced computer-like features such as full-featured email, personal organizer and often the ability to add applications.

For more details on devices, visit Phones & Accessories or visit an Alltel store and try our devices.

Article Categories: HTC Merge,  LG Ignite,  Samsung Freeform,  BlackBerry® Bold 9650,  Samsung Gem,  BlackBerry® Curve 8530 ,  Motorola Quantico,  Sony Xperia Play,  Motorola Milestone X,  Samsung Chrono,  LG Optimus 2,  Samsung DoubleTake,  Samsung Hue II,  Samsung Contour,  Samsung Messager Touch,  LG Saber,  Motorola Milestone,  HTC Desire,  LG AX8370,  BlackBerry® 9850 Torch II,  Motorola Milestone Plus,  HTC Hero,  Samsung Character,  HTC Wildfire,  LG Recycled AX265,  Samsung i500 Showcase ,  LG Exchange,  Sonim XP3400 Armor,  LG Axis,  BlackBerry® Style,  LG AX310,  HTC 7 Pro,  BlackBerry® Curve 9330,  Samsung Admire

last updated 04/23/2013

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