We currently offer the following phones:

Apple iPhone4S

  • WIFI faster internet.
  • Camera – Lets you capture, and store your favorite moments with its 2 Mega Pixel camera with a 4” LCD screen.
  • Radio – An easy way to enjoy your favorite stations.
  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology – Allowing you to communicate with other Bluetooth devices.
  • Face time – see who you’re talking with face time.
  • USB Cable – for easy access to your PC for backing up and down loading.
  • HSDPA – 4G capabilities                                     Available in 16 Gb or 32Gb
  • Not Hearing Aid Compatible

 

 

Nokia E5

  • One click task bar access.
  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology – Allowing you to communicate with other Bluetooth devices.
  • Camera – Lets you capture, store, and share your favorite moments with its 5 Mega Pixel full focus camera.
  • USB Cable – for easy access to your PC for backing up and down loading.
  • Hearing aid Compatible (M3, T3)

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.

 

Motorola FINCH WX345

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  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology – Allowing you to communicate with other Bluetooth devices.
  • Camera and video – lets you capture, store, and share your favorite moments with its 2 Mega Pixel camera.
  • MP3 Player – with drop and drag memory.
  • FM Radio – An easy way to enjoy your favorite stations.
  • Hearing aid Compatible (M3, T4)

 

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.


Verykool R25 

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  •  2.2″ TFT LCD screen, Scratch Resistant Glass
  •  Dual SIM (Mini-SIM)- Optional memory card up to 32GB storage
  •  Flashlight
  •  Water and Dust Resistant
  •  Camera and video -lets you capture, store, and share your favorite moments with its 2 Mega Pixel camera
  •  Music Player – MP3/WAV/MP4
  •  FM Radio
  •  Bluetooth Wireless Technology – Allows you to communicate with other Bluetooth devices
  •  HAC M3/T3

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.

 

 

Samsung Rugby II

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  •  2.2″ TFT screen, External 1.3″ monochrome display, Flip Phone
  •  Mini SIM card – Optional memory card up to 16GB storage
  •  Salt, dust, humidity, water, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant
  •  Camera and video – Lets you capture, store, and share your favorite moments with its 2 Mega Pixel camera
  •  Push to talk Feature
  •  Music Player- MP4jMP3jWAV/AAC+jH.263
  •  Bluetooth Wireless Technology – Allows you to communicate with other Bluetooth devices
  •  HAC M3/T4

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.

 

LG A341 

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  •  2.4″ TFT Screen, 1.77″ External Display, Flip Phone
  •  Camera and video – Lets you capture, store, and share your favorite moments with its 1.3 Mega Pixel camera
  •  Optional memory card up to 32Gb storage
  •  Bluetooth Wireless Technology – Allowing you to communicate with other Bluetooth devices
  •  Music Player – MP3/AAC/AAC+/WMA
  •  FM Radio
  •  HAC M3/T4

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.

 

CAT S50 

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  • 4.7″ IPS LCD Capacitive Multi-Touch Touch Screen, Gorilla Glass 3 Protection
  • Drop-to-concrete, salt, dust, humidity, water, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant
  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology – Allowing you to communicate with other Bluetooth devices
  • Wi-Fi
  • Camera and video- Lets you capture, store, and share your favorite moments with its 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 Pixels, Auto Focus, LED Flash
  • Optional memory card up to 64Gb storage, Internal Memory 8 GB,
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Music Player – MP3/MP4/WAV/eAAC+
  • FM Radio
  • HAC M4/T4

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.

 

CAT B100

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  •  2.2″ TFT Screen
  •  Drop-to-concrete, salt, dust, humidity, water, vibration, solar
  • radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant
  •  Optional memory card up to 32Gb storage, Internal Memory
  • 128 MB ROM, 64 MB RAM
  •  Music Player- MP3/AAC+/MP4/H.264
  •  Camera and video – Lets you capture, and store your favorite
  • moments with its 3.15 Mega Pixel camera
  •  Bluetooth Wireless Technology – Allowing you to communicate
  • with other Bluetooth devices
  •  FM Radio
  •  HAC M3/T3

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.

 

HEARING AID COMPATIBILITY

About Hearing Aid Compatibility
Digital technology available in wireless devices today can mean an enhanced wireless experience, but some digital handset models can cause interference for hearing aid users.

To ensure that the deaf and hard of hearing can use 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 standards to provide assistance to hearing device users in finding the right digital wireless device to purchase. The standards provide 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 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. Your hearing aid manufacturer or hearing health professional can help you find results for your hearing device. The more immune your hearing aid is, the less likely you are to experience interference noise from mobile phones.

HAC Compatible Wireless Handsets
Windy City Cellular carries the hearing aid compatible devices listed below. Updates to this list will be made when any changes occur to the models we carry.

Phone M Rating T Rating
Motorola WX345 M3 T4
Nokia E5 M3 T3
LG A341GCK M3 T4
Very Kool R25 M3 T3
Samsung A847 Rugby 2 M3 T4
CAT B100 M3 T3
CAT S50 M4 T4