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Tech of the Month: Mobile phone (the PowerTel M9500)

Phone calls with your friends

Do you like chatting to your friends? But struggle to hear conversations on your smartphone? Perhaps you’ll like the M9500 mobile phone. It’s a very LOUD smartphone designed especially for deaf people!

What is the M9500 phone?

The M9500 is an amplified smartphone, meaning you can turn up the volume of phone calls to a very loud level. With the loud ringtones you can also use the vibration setting, making sure you don’t miss any calls. The phone has all things you’d expect from a smartphone:

  • Camera
  • 4G internet
  • Bluetooth
  • Torch
  • Headphone socket
  • Micro SD card slot

The M9500 phone has a long battery life, so it is a bit heavy, but that means you don’t need to worry about your battery running low! Plus, you can set the phone to look like any other smartphone.

Would you like to borrow the Powertel M9500 from out Test Drive?

  • Visit the Technology Test Drive website and go to Mobile Phones
  • Click on the link for the online order form. If you are under 16, ask your parent or carer to fill in the form. If you’re over 16 you can register as an NDCS member for free and fill in the form yourself or call the helpline on 0808 800 8880
  • Try out the Powertel M9500 for four weeks
  • Return the Powertel M9500 and the feedback form to NDCS via our freepost address

We’re looking for deaf young people like you to test the latest technology and feedback. Like the idea of this? Send us an email at and let us know 🙂

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Helpline: 0808 800 8880

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