PhonesPrice CapacitySpecificationsHAC T RatingHAC M Rating FCC #

iPhone 11

$849
-2 year free financing available
256GB
-6.1" screen
-12MP camera
-4GB RAM
-Single SIM
-iOS 13, upgradable to iOS 13.5
-Non-removable Li-ion 3110 mAh battery
-Face ID
-Liquid Retina IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
T4M3BCG-A2111

iPhone 11 Pro

$1,149
-2 year free financing available
256GB
-5.8 " screen
-12MP camera
-4GB RAM
-iOS 13, upgradable to iOS 13.5
-Non-removable Li-ion 3046 mAh battery
-Face ID
T4M3BCG-A2160

iPhone 11 Pro Max


$1,249
-2 year free financing available
256GB
-6.5 " screen
-12MP camera
-4GB RAM
-iOS 13, upgradable to iOS 13.5
-Non-removable Li-ion 3969 mAh battery
-Face ID
-Super Retina XDR OLED capacitive touchscreen
T4M3BCG-A2161

iPhone SE

$549
-2 year free financing available
256GB

-4.7" screen
-12MP camera
-3GB RAM
-iOS 13
-Retina IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
T4M3BCG-A2275

Samsung S20

$999
-2 year free financing available
128GB
-6.2" screen
-64MP camera
-8GB RAM
-micro SD card slot
-Dynamic AMOLED 2X capacitive touchscreen
-Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
-Android 10 OS
T3M4A3L-EFNG988

Samsung S10


$645
-2 year free financing available
128GB


-6.1" screen
-16MP camera
-8GB RAM
-Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
-Android 9.0, upgradable to Android 10
-Micro SD card slot
T3M4A3L-SMG973U

Samsung S10+


$749
-2 year free financing available
128GB-6.4" screen
-16MP camera
-8GB RAM
-Non-removable Li-ion 4100 mAh battery
-Micro SD card slot
T3M4A3L-SMG975U

Samsung A50


$389
-2 year free financing available
64GB
-6.4" screen
-25MP camera
-4GB RAM
-Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
-Micro SD card slot
T3M3A3L-SMA505U

Samsung A10


$125
-2 year free financing available
32GB
-6.2" screen
-13MP camera
-2GB RAM
-Andriod 9.0 OS
-Non-removable 3400 mAh battery
-Micro SD card slot
T3M3A3L-SMA102U

Samsung A20

$169
-2 year free financing available
32GB-6.4" screen
-13MP camera
-3GB RAM
-Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
-Andriod 9.0 OS
-Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
-Micro SD card slot
T3M3A3L-SMA205U

Samsung A30

$205
-2 year free financing available
32GB-6.4" screen
-16MP camera
-3GB RAM
-Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
-Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
-Micro SD card slot
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About Hearing Aid Compatibility

The move of the wireless industry from analog to digital services has provided some issues of concern for wireless users with hearing disabilities. Digital technology can mean an enhanced wireless experience, but some digital handset models can cause interference for hearing aid users.

To ensure accessibility for the deaf and hard of hearing to the use of digital wireless devices, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) made updates to the Hearing Aid Compatibility (“HAC”) Act of 1988 to increase the number of HAC compliant wireless devices on the market.

HAC Rating System
The American National Standard Institute (“ANSI”) has developed hearing aid compatibility rating standard C63.19 to provide assistance to hearing device users in finding the right digital wireless device to purchase. Standard C63.19 provides a uniform method for measuring the radio frequency (“RF”) immunity and telecoil coupling strength of hearing aids, as well as the RF emissions and telecoil coupling strength of wireless devices. The measurements are converted to a microphone (“M”) rating and a telecoil (“T”) rating. Customers can use the ratings to predict the compatibility of a particular digital wireless handset and a hearing aid.

M-Ratings: Wireless devices rated M3 or M4 meet FCC requirements and are likely to generate less interference to hearing devices that utilize a microphone for picking up sounds from the handset’s speaker. M4 is the higher of the two ratings.

T-Ratings: Wireless devices rated T3 or T4 meet FCC requirements and are likely to be more usable with a hearing device’s telecoil (a/k/a “T Switch” or “Telephone Switch”) than unrated wireless devices. T4 is the higher of the two ratings. The advantage of a telecoil is that it removes extraneous noise that would otherwise be picked up by a microphone.

Hearing Device Immunity
Hearing devices may also be measured for immunity to interference. To learn if a digital wireless handset may interfere with a particular hearing aid, the immunity rating of the hearing aid is added to the rating of the digital handset. A sum of four would indicate that the telephone is usable; a sum of five would indicate that the telephone would provide normal use; and a sum of six or greater would indicate that the telephone would provide excellent performance with that hearing aid.

Levels of Functionality
CWC is consistently looking for ways to offer a full line up of hearing aid compliant handsets. In doing so, the company strives to ensure that its customers can choose from a diverse array of functions and capabilities that are similar to the non-HAC handsets the company sells, and that each compliant handset is reasonably priced. The company does this by looking at available and soon-to-be-available handsets first to determine whether they are hearing aid compliant and what ANSI C3.19 standard they meet. Once verified, the company also considers the types and combinations of features it already offers and how the new handset’s features would complement the company’s existing line of products and whether its customers will continue to demand those features in the future. The company also considers the price of the handsets, taking into consideration the need of customers at all levels of income, with per handset pricing ranging from free to more than $500 per handset.

The levels are: “Basic” which depicts devices with basic technology such as speakerphone and voicemail; “Moderate” which depticts devices with moderate levels of funchtionality such as SMS messaging, camera, and internet capability; and “Best” which depicts devices with higher levels of functionaity like Data/3G acces, camera & video, games, access to applications, and organizer functions.

Cordova Wireless has outlined all its HAC rated phones below.

More Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) information can be found at the following websites:

https://www.fcc.gov/hearing-aid-compatibility-wireless-telephones

http://gari.info/

MANUFACTURERMODELMODEL NAMEHAC T RATINGHAC M RATINGFCC ID#Functionality Level
ALCATELA392T4M3RAD348BASIC
ALCATEL901AM3RAD161
MODERATE
ALCATEL990M3RAD158BEST
ALCATELOT-980M3RAD130
BEST
APPLEIPHONE 5SIPHONE 5ST4M3BCG-E2642A
BEST
APPLEIPHONE 5CIPHONE 5CT4M3BCG-E2644A
BEST
APPLEIPHONE 6IPHONE 6T4M3BCG-E2816A
BEST
APPLEIPHONE 6 PLUSIPHONE 6 PLUST4M3BCG-E2817A
BEST
APPLEIPHONE 6SIPHONE 6ST4M3BCG-E2946A
BEST
APPLEIPHONE 6S PLUSIPHONE 6S PLUST4M3BCG-E2944A
BEST
HTCONEMAXT4M3NM80P3P500
BEST
HUAWEIU8150IDEOST3M3QISU8150-B
BEST
LGGW370T3BEJGW370
MODERATE
LGG3T3M3ZNFD855
BEST
LGG4T3M3ZNFH815
BEST
MOTOROLAV3IRAZRT3M3IHDT56GW1BEST
MOTOROLAX910RAZR 2T3M3IHDP56ME2BEST
NOKIA 2760T3M3QTLRM-391
MODERATE
SAMSUNGA847RUGBYT4M3A3LSGHA847
BASIC
SAMSUNGS275T4M3A3LSGHS275GBASIC
SAMSUNGGALAXYNOTE 5T3M4A3LSMN920IBEST
SAMSUNGGALAXYJ1 LTET3M3A3LSMJ120PBEST
SAMSUNGGALAXYJ5 LTET3M3A3LSMJ500FBEST
SAMSUNGGALAXYJ7 LTET3M3A3LSMJ700MBEST
SAMSUNGGALAXYS5T3M3A3LSMG900H
BEST
SAMSUNGGALAXYS6T3M4A3LSMG920A
BEST
SAMSUNGGALAXYS6 EDGET3M4A3LSMG925A
BEST
SAMSUNGGALAXYS6 EDGE PLUST3M4A3LSMN920G
BEST
SNAPFONEZ-TWOEZ2T3M3ZXL-EZTWOB1
BEST
VERYKOOLR28R28T3M3WA6R28BASIC
VERYKOOLS757T3M3WA6S757
BEST

Wi-fi Capable Handset Discolsure for HAC Compatible Phones
Wherever CWC provides hearing aid compatability ratings for a handset model that incorporates a Wi-fi air interface, the consumer should note that the handset has not been rated for hearing aid compatibility with respect to Wi-fi operation.

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Last updated September 1, 2019