HAC List  

Hearing Aid Compatibility

A number of digital wireless phones may result in a buzzing noise when used near hearing aids. The Hearing Aid Compability (HAC) Rating system was developed by the wireless industry to apply ratings to phones that may be compatible with hearing devices. There are two types of ratings: M-Ratings and T-Ratings. M-Ratings are likely to generate less interference to hearing devices than unrated phones. Within the M-Ratings, there are M4 and M3, M4 being better than M3. As for T-Ratings, they are likely to be more usable with hearing device's telecoil than unrated phones. Within the T-Ratings, there are T4 and T3, T4 being better than T3.

The following is a list of handsets offered by PlatinumTel during the past 24 months, detailing hearing aid compability and the rating where applicable: 

MakeModelHearing Aid Compatible?M-RatingT-RatingFunctionalityForm FactorNetwork Type
ALCATEL OT-297 No - - Voice, SMS, TTY Capable Bar GSM
ALCATEL OT-606 Yes M3 - Voice, SMS, Data, QWERTY Slider GSM
ALCATEL OT-665 Yes M4 - Voice, SMS, Data, TTY Capable Flip / Clamshell GSM
ALCATEL ONE TOUCH 991 Yes M3 - Voice, SMS, Data, TTY Capable, Touchscreen Bar GSM
ALCATEL POP D3 Yes M3 T4 Voice, SMS, Data, TTY Capable, Touchscreen Bar GSM
APPLE iPhone 5c 16GB Yes M3 T4 Voice, SMS, Data, TTY Capable, Touchscreen Bar GSM
BLU ADVANCE 4.0 No - - Voice, SMS, Data, TTY Capable, Touchscreen Bar GSM
COOLPAD FLO Yes M3 T3 Voice, SMS, Data, TTY Capable, Touchscreen Bar GSM
HTC ONE S Yes M4 T3 Voice, SMS, Data, TTY Capable, Touchscreen Bar GSM
HTC SENSATION 4G Yes M3 T3 Voice, SMS, Data, TTY Capable, Touchscreen Bar GSM
HTC WILDFIRE S Yes M3 - Voice, SMS, Data, TTY Capable, Touchscreen Bar GSM
HUAWEI U8651T PRISM Yes M3 T3 Voice, SMS, Data, TTY Capable, Touchscreen Bar GSM
LG G2 Yes M3 T4 Voice, SMS, Data, TTY Capable, Touchscreen Bar GSM
LG NEXUS 4 Yes M3 - Voice, SMS, Data, TTY Capable, Touchscreen Bar GSM
LG NEXUS 5 Yes M3 - Voice, SMS, Data, TTY Capable, Touchscreen Bar GSM
LG OPTIMUS F3 LTE Yes M3 T3 Voice, SMS, Data, TTY Capable, Touchscreen Bar GSM
LG P500 OPTIMUS ONE No - - Voice, SMS, Data, TTY Capable, Touchscreen Bar GSM
MOTOROLA  MOTO E (XT1023) Yes M3 T3 Voice, SMS, Data, TTY Capable, Touchscreen Bar GSM
MOTOROLA  MOTO E 4G LTE (XT1527) Yes M3 T3 Voice, SMS, Data, TTY Capable, Touchscreen Bar GSM
MOTOROLA  MOTO X 4G LTE (XT1095) Yes M4 T3 Voice, SMS, Data, TTY Capable, Touchscreen Bar GSM
MOTOROLA  NEXUS 6 (XT1103) - WHITE Yes M4 T4 Voice, SMS, Data, TTY Capable, Touchscreen Bar GSM
SAMSUNG M919 GALAXY S4 16GB Yes M3 - Voice, SMS, Data, TTY Capable, Touchscreen Bar GSM
SAMSUNG SM-G900T GALAXY S5 16GB Yes M3 T3 Voice, SMS, Data, TTY Capable, Touchscreen Bar GSM
SAMSUNG T139 Yes M3 T4 Voice, SMS, Data, TTY Capable Flip / Clamshell GSM
SAMSUNG T259 Yes M3 T4 Voice, SMS, Data, TTY Capable Flip / Clamshell GSM
SAMSUNG T359 SMILEY No - - Voice, SMS, Data, QWERTY Slider GSM
SAMSUNG T369 Yes M3 T4 Voice, SMS, Data, TTY Capable, QWERTY Slider GSM
SAMSUNG T379 GRAVITY TXT Yes M3 T3 Voice, SMS, Data, TTY Capable, QWERTY Slider GSM
SAMSUNG T589 GRAVITY SMART No - - Voice, SMS, Data, TTY Capable, QWERTY, Touchscreen Slider GSM
SAMSUNG T679 EXHIBIT II 4G Yes M3 T3 Voice, SMS, Data, Touchscreen Bar GSM
SAMSUNG T699 GALAXY RELAY 4G Yes M3 T3 Voice, SMS, Data, TTY Capable, QWERTY, Touchscreen Slider GSM
SAMSUNG T759 EXHIBIT 4G Yes M3 - Voice, SMS, Data, TTY Capable, Touchscreen Bar GSM
SAMSUNG T959V GALAXY S 4G Yes M3 T3 Voice, SMS, Data, TTY Capable, Touchscreen Bar GSM
SAMSUNG T999 GALAXY S III Yes M3 - Voice, SMS, Data, TTY Capable, Touchscreen Bar GSM
SONY C1904 XPERIA M Yes M3 T3 Voice, SMS, Data, TTY Capable, Touchscreen Bar GSM
ZTE CONCORD V768 Yes M3 T3 Voice, SMS, Data, TTY Capable, Touchscreen Bar GSM

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