Naked Mobile Support

Hearing Aid Compatible Devices

At NakedMobile, we are committed to providing the highest-quality wireless telephone service to customers, including those with disabilities.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has wireless handset hearing aid compatibility requirements. These requirements are aimed at ensuring wireless handsets will work near hearing aids, which operate in either acoustic coupling or inductive coupling mode.

Hearing aids operating in acoustic coupling mode receive and amplify all signals, such as a telephone audio signal, as well as unwanted ambient noise. Hearing aids operating in inductive coupling mode avoid amplifying unwanted ambient noise by turning off the microphone and using a telecoil to receive only audio signal based magnetic fields generated by telecoil compatible telephones.

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has established technical standards to measure wireless phone handsets for "compatibility" with acoustic and inductive hearing aids and have been adopted by the FCC. These standards are known as Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) ratings.

An "M" rating measures compatibility with acoustic hearing aids while a "T" rating measures compatibility with induction hearing aids. So the higher the number (e.g., M3, M4 etc.) the more compatible the handset. Generally, handsets rated "M3" or "T3" by ANSI or better are considered compliant with FCC requirements.

Acoustic Hearing Aids
M3-rating indicates the handset has satisfied the ANSI standard
M4-rating indicates the handset has exceeded the ANSI standard
Induction Hearing Aids
T3-rating indicates the handset has satisfied the ANSI standard
T4-rating indicates the handset has exceeded the ANSI standard
For more information and for downloadable brochures, please visit CTIA’s website.

Explanation of methodology for determining levels of functionality (e.g. operating capabilities, features, prices) for compliant handsets:

NakedMobile offers a variety of HAC phone models to meet the needs of wireless users with hearing disabilities. The mobile units are presented here by category of price.

PDAs (smartphones) generally have advanced features such as expandable memory, enhanced camera, Bluetooth, video, Internet access, touch screen UI, faster processing, email, full QWERTY keypads, and in many cases Windows Office Mobile, to meet the demands of mobile business professionals and consumers.

• High, Ultra High, and Extreme Tier Handsets range from ($250.99 and up) may have advanced features such as a 2MP or above camera, advanced Bluetooth, expandable memory, email access, touch screen, and internet access capability.

• Mid and Mid High Tier Handsets ($170.99-$249.99) may have a medium-resolution camera, advanced Bluetooth, and Internet access capability, but lack e-mail access.

• Ultra Low and Low Tier Handsets (less than $170.99) generally have a low-resolution camera, low-resolution displays and may not have Bluetooth, they also generally lack such features as MP3 players, e-mail, and expandable memory.

A listing of Naked Mobile HAC handsets by current and recently offered models can be found in the table below.

 

Phone Models August 21 20182G - 3GLTETierWifi Yes or NoFCC IDRating
Alcatel Blaze     (990m)850/1900MIDYesRAD158M3
Alcatel MPOP (5020W)850/1900/2100LOWYesRAD356M3/T4
Apple iPhone 7850/1900/21001-2-4-12-17HIGHYesBCG-E3091AM3/T4
Apple iPhone 8850/1900/21001-2-4-12-17HIGHYesBCG-E3159AM3/T4
Apple iPhone X850/1900/21001-2-4-7-12-17HIGHYesBCG-E3161AM3/T4
Figo Atrium II850/1900/21002-4-12-17MIDYes2ADX3F55L2M3/T3
Google Pixel XL850/1900/21002-4-5-7-12-17HIGHYesNM8G-2PW2100M4/T4
Motorola Clam   WX416850/1900LOWNoIHDT56ND1M3/T3
Motorola WX345850/1900LOWNoIHDP56LJ5M3/T4
Nexus 4   8g   LG-E960850/1900/2100HIGHYesZNFE960M3
Nokia 2720850/1900LOWNoQTLRM-520M3 / T3
Nokia 6085850/1900LOWNoLJPRM-198HM3/T3
Nokia 7020850/1900LOWNoQTKRM-497M3/T4
Nokia Aspect - PDA (E5)850/1900/2100HIGHYesQTKRM-634M3 / T4
Samsung Galaxy J7 (J700M)850/1900/21001-2-4-17MIDYesA3LSMJ700MM3
Samsung Galaxy S4 (M919)850/1900/2100MIDYesA3LSGHM919M3
Samsung Galaxy S8850/1900/21002-4-5-12-17HIGHYesA3LSMG950UM4/T3
Samsung Galaxy S8 +850/1900/21002-4-5-12-17HIGHYesA3LSMG955UM3/T3
Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)850/1900/21001-2-4-12-17-21HIGHYesA3LSMG960UM4/T3
Samsung Galaxy S9 + (SM-G965U)850/1900/21001-2-4-12-17-21HIGHYesA3LSMG965UM4/T3
Samsung I 927 (Captive)850/1900/2100HIGHYesA3LSGHI927M3/T3
Samsung J2 Prime850/1900/21001-2-4-7-17LOWYesA3LSMG532MM3
Samsung J7 Prime   (G610M)850/1900/21001-2-4-17HIGHYesA3LSMG610MM3
Samsung Note 8850/1900/21002-4-7-12-17HIGHYesA3LSMN950UM4/T3
Samsung T369850/1900LOWNoA3LSGHT369M3/T4
Sony ADVANCE850/1900/2100HIGHYesPY7PM-0100M3
Sony Ericsson W580i850/1900MIDNoPY7A1052042M3/T3
Sony Play r800850/1900/2100HIGHYesPY7A3880087M3/T3