T-Mobile is committed to providing products and services that meet a variety of communication needs.
Hearing aid compatibility
Some hearing aid users may detect interference in the form of a buzzing, humming, or whining noise when using a wireless phone. The amount of interference experienced may vary due to immunity level differences of hearing aids.
A rating system (M1 through M4 for microphone or T1 through T4 for telecoil) is used to assist consumers with identifying handsets designed to be compatible with hearing aids. FCC rules require labeling of phones that receive a rating of 3 or 4, which are deemed to be hearing aid compatible. Phones that receive a rating of 3 or 4 usually cause the least amount of interference. Typically, the higher the M or T rating assigned to a phone, the less interference.
Although the rating system is not a guarantee, it is a useful tool for consumers to determine the most appropriate wireless handset.
These phones have been tested and rated for use with hearing aids for some of the wireless technologies that they use. However, there may be some newer wireless technologies used in these phones that have not been tested yet for use with hearing aids. It is important to try the different features of your phone thoroughly and in different locations, using your hearing aid or cochlear implant, to determine if you hear any interfering noise. Consult the manufacturer of your phone for information on hearing aid compatibility. If you have questions about return or exchange policies, consult your service provider or phone retailer.
Handsets with Wi-Fi or Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) calling capabilities may not have been tested for hearing aid compatibility in these calling modes.
Hearing aid-compatible phones
T-Mobile currently offers the following hearing aid-compatible handsets—All rated at M3 or better:
Apple iPhone 8 - M3 & T4
Apple iPhone 8 Plus - M3 & T4
Apple iPhone 6s - M3 & T4
Apple iPhone 6s Plus - M3 & T4
Apple iPhone SE - M3 & T4
Apple iPhone 7 - M3 & T4
Apple iPhone 7 Plus - M3 & T4
LG G6™ - M4 & T3
LG V20™ - M4 & T3
Motorola Moto Z Force Edition 2nd Gen - M4 & T4
Samsung Galaxy S7 - M4 & T3
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge - M4 & T3
Samsung Galaxy S8 - M4 & T3
Samsung Galaxy S8+ - M3 & T3
Samsung Galaxy Note5 - M4 & T3
Samsung Galaxy Note8 - M4 & T4
Alcatel GO FLIP™ - M4 & T4
Coolpad Defiant - M4 & T3
Kyocera DuraForce PRO - M4 & T3
LG Aristo™ - M3 & T3
LG K20™ plus - M3 & T3
LG Stylo™ 3 PLUS - M3 & T3
Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime - M3 & T3
Samsung Galaxy J7 - M3 & T3
Samsung Galaxy On5 - M3 & T3
T-Mobile® - REVVL® - M4 &T4
ZTE ZMAX® Pro - M4 & T3
Hearing Aid Compatible Handset Functionality tiers are based on the following criteria:
Devices featuring higher-end design, material and finish, paired-up with a more sophisticated user interface and functionalities.
Entry-level phones with straight-forward features, applications, and design.
For more information about hearing aid-compatible phones, please contact Customer Service.
T-Mobile USA, Inc. has a limited 30-day phone exchange, return, and upgrade opportunity for hearing aid-compatible phones that are used by customers meeting certain restrictions. For additional information, please contact T-Mobile at 1-800-937-8997 or via TTY Customer Care at 1-877-296-1018 (TTY hours 5:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. PT, daily).
Samsung Galaxy S7 - M4 & T3
Samsung Galaxy S7 - M4 & T3
Offerings for persons with disabilities
T-Mobile offers to its customers with disabilities accessible services and device options supported by the Android, iPhone, Windows Phone and BlackBerry operating systems.
T-Mobile's Simple Choice Data Only / Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH) plans provide unlimited 4G LTE data and messaging services to customer phones without the need for voice services.
T-Mobile's billing statements are provided online on the my.tmobile.com website and are accessible to the visually impaired using readily available reading programs. T-Mobile also offers billing statements in large print for the visually impaired upon request.
T-Mobile champions diversity and inclusion, including by offering certain accessibility resources aimed at eliminating barriers for customers with disabilities. Our Directory Assistance Program helps provide greater access to 411 information services for customers with visual, physical and/or cognitive disabilities by offering credits for such services.
For more information about the Directory Assistance Program or the other accessibility benefits T-Mobile offers, our Customer Care department is available to assist you. They are available between 3:00 AM - 10:00 PM PST, Monday through Sunday, toll free at: 1-800-937-8997.
Telecommunications Relay Service
Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS or “relay service”) is a communication service that permits individuals with a hearing or speech disability to use the telephone system via a text telephone (TTY) or other device to call persons with or without such disabilities through a TRS relay center.
Different forms of relay service include Text-to-Voice TTY, Voice Carry Over (VCO), Hearing Carry Over (HCO), Speech-to-Speech (STS), Spanish Text-to-Voice TTY, Captioned Telephone, IP Captioned Telephone, IP Relay, and Video Relay Service (VRS). More information about the available types of relay service can be found on the FCC’s TRS website.
TRS is available in all 50 states and all U.S. territories for local and long-distance calls. TRS providers are compensated for the costs of providing TRS from either a state or a federal fund, and there is no charge to the TRS user other than standard calling rates.
Relay service can be reached by dialing 711 or by contacting your state relay provider, as listed in the FCC’s TRS Directory. In the event of an emergency, TTY users should call 911 directly.
TTY on T-Mobile’s Network
The FCC requires digital wireless carriers to have the capability to transmit a call from a wireless phone that is connected to a TTY. While the FCC mandate pertains specifically to calls made to 911, the ability to make a call to 911 means that users can also complete a call to anyone, anywhere, provided the party on the receiving end of the call also has a TTY.
T-Mobile’s higher speed data services, including LTE, support use of IP-based telecommunications relay services including Video Relay Service, IP Relay, and IP Captioned Telephone Service through providers of those relay services. T-Mobile recommends use of these relay services as the most effective means of placing assisted calls, including to 911. If a T-Mobile customer nonetheless wants to use a mobile TTY, T-Mobile’s GSM and UMTS cellular network is TTY compatible and may be used to reach 911. All T-Mobile price plans and most handset features will work with TTY. Customers will need to visit a T-Mobile retail store or contact Customer Service for assistance with selecting the proper rate plan and service activation.
Customers should be aware that TTY does not work on voice calls that are placed over Wi-Fi or Voice over LTE (VoLTE) at this time. This means that TTY calls, including TTY calls to 911, cannot be made while using IP-based calling, including Wi-Fi Calling and Voice over LTE. Customers with communications disabilities who need to call 911 while using IP-based calling should use IP Relay, Video Relay, or IP Captioned Telephone Service to reach emergency personnel. Where available, customers may also send a text message to 911 directly (text-to-911).
T-Mobile does provide alternate billing formats. Please contact our Accessibility Customer Support at 1-844-375-8107 for more information about T-Mobile’s billing formats. For additional support, please contact Customer Support.
T-Mobile will provide accessible support for wireless network service, and with billing inquiries. Please contact our Accessibility Customer Support at 1-844-375-8107 if you have any questions or need special assistance. For additional support, please contact Customer Support.
Closed Captioning Contact Information
If you receive IP-delivered video from T-Mobile TV and have questions, concerns or a complaint, please contact us by writing to: T-Mobile Closed Captioning, ATTN: T. Shwonek, Legal Affairs, 12920 S.E. 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, tel: 425-383-4000, fax: 425-383-4030, email: ClosedCaptioning@T-Mobile.com. For information on resolving disputes with T-Mobile, please review our Terms and Conditions under the heading "Dispute Resolution and Arbitration."
For additional information about closed captioning, see the FCC Guide.