In both cases, the recommendations were developed by scientific and engineering experts drawn from industry,
government, and academia after extensive reviews of the scientific literature related to the biological effects of RF energy.
The exposure limit set by the FCC for wireless mobile phones employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific
Absorption Rate (SAR). The SAR is a measure of the rate of absorption of RF energy by the human body expressed in units
of watts per kilogram (W/kg). The FCC requires wireless phones to comply with a safety limit of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6
W/kg). The FCC exposure limit incorporates a substantial margin of safety to give additional protection to the public and to
account for any variations in measurements. SAR tests are conducted using standard operating positions accepted by the
FCC with the phone transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is
determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR level of the phone while operating can be well below the
maximum value. This is because the phone is designed to operate at multiple power levels so as to use only the power
required to reach the network. In general, the closer you are to a wireless base station antenna, the lower the power
output. Before a new model phone is available for sale to the public, it must be tested and certified to the FCC that it does
not exceed the exposure limit established by the FCC. Tests for each model phone are performed in positions and locations
(e.g. at the ear and worn on the body) as required by the FCC. For body worn operation, this phone has been tested and
meets FCC RF exposure guidelines when used with an accessory that contains no metal and that positions the handset a
minimum of 1.5 cm from the body.
Use of other accessories may not ensure compliance with FCC RF exposure guidelines. The FCC has granted an Equipment
Authorization for this mobile phone with all reported SAR levels evaluated as in compliance with the FCC RF exposure
guidelines. The maximum SAR values for this model phone as reported to the FCC are:
Body-worn: 0.37 W/Kg.PCS 1900
Head: 0.24 W/Kg.
Body-worn: 0.59 W/Kg.
SAR information on this and other model phones can be viewed online at http://www.fcc.gov/oet/ea. To find information
that pertains to a particular model phone, this site uses the phone FCC ID number which is usually printed somewhere on
the case of the phone. Sometimes it may be necessary to remove the battery pack to find the number. Once you have the
FCC ID number for a particular phone, follow the instructions on the website and it should provide values for typical or
maximum SAR for a particular phone. Additional product specific SAR information can also be obtained at