Cell phones are rated according to their hearing aid compatibility in terms of RF transmissions or telecoiling coupling capability. Cell phones using acoustic coupling technology are tested for reduced RF emissions according to the ANSI C63.19 standard. Those that are considered “passing” for use with hearing aids set in microphone mode (those with a rating of "good" or "excellent") 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” for use with hearing aids set in telecoil mode (those with a rating of "good" or "excellent") 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.
NET10 currently offers the following hearing aid-compatible handsets/phones. All these handsets are rated M3, T3 or better. Although prices for the handsets may vary, all these handsets offer the same level of functionality by providing each end user with access to voice and text services.
* This phone has been tested and rated for use with hearing aids for some of the wireless technologies that it uses. However, there may be some newer wireless technologies used in this phone that have not been tested yet for use with hearing aids. It is important to try the different features of this phone thoroughly and in different locations, using your hearing aid or cochlear implant, to determine if you hear any interfering noise. Consult your service provider or the manufacturer of this phone for information on hearing aid compatibility. If you have questions about return or exchange policies, consult your service provider or phone retailer.