Sprint focuses on call clarity by utilizing HD Voice

Sprint focuses on call clarity by utilizing HD Voice
While we compare, contrast, and debate which smartphone is better, most of the attention is focused on screen size, battery life, storage, processor speed, operating platform, and camera capabilities. Oddly, the most over looked feature of phones today is the phone part.

In today’s offerings, when it comes to call clarity, mediocrity reins supreme. Sprint is looking to raise the bar when it comes to the calling experience by introducing HD Voice service with the launch of the HTC Evo 4G LTE.

Sprint is touting HD Voice as the “next-generation evolution of voice quality and the future of voice communications for mobile phones.” It describes the service as having fuller, more natural-sounding voice quality. We posted an interactive demo of HD Voice from Telstra a few months ago, and the difference is definitely remarkable.

The HTC Evo 4G LTE will be Sprint’s first HD Voice capable device. Will improved call quality be enough to lure users away from other carriers and devices? We’ll have to wait and see about that, but improved call clarify is always a welcomed upgrade.

source: Sprint

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  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
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17 Comments

1. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

ahh.. its about time we upgraded voice service. it hasnt really changed at all other than moving from analogue to digital (which is actually a little worse sounding but way better on bandwith)

3. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

*analog*

12. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

It could be analogue depending on what country's spelling you're using

13. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Lol no, not in this case analogue is a literary term; an Analogue is a literary work that shares motifs, characters or events with another, but is not directly derived from it.

2. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Three unique lte offerings later this year. Verizon with better coverage, att with hspa+ to fall back on, and sprint with better call quality and unlimited data. Choices. choices.

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Call me when sprint's network actually gets turned on to LTE.

10. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

Its actually already on, just no phones yet. Know what you're talking about before you post.

11. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Ill do one better. Ill call you after its turned on and in enough areas to be useful.

17. atheisticemetic

Posts: 377; Member since: Dec 18, 2011

or just do yourself a favor and NEVER EVER get sprint....horrible company they dont have phones that use their 4g lte yet (which is basically the same thing as NOT having 4g coverage) I only wish Sprint would have not made crappy business decisions years ago. I dont ever see Sprint being a big factor in wireless and not worth my money or time

4. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I suspect HD voice will make its way to other handsets (and carriers) before too long. Maybe by 2013?

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

it should be common soon at least on high end handsets. Its something that comes a long with the better LTE bandwith usage.

8. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Maybe HD voice wil make its way to VZW in time for Fall, 2012, and AT&T around Spring/Summer, 2013?

7. threeline

Posts: 299; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

Sprint just focus on getting a LTE network up and running with some decent coverage before you start with all the bells and whistles. Putting a Noise Cancelling Earphone on a cell phone doesn't make it HD Voice. I think this is just a gimmic, because if not AT&T and Verizon would have been all over this 6 months ago.

9. robinrisk unregistered

THey recently upgraded half of their towers to get better and more stable 3G data, are working on the other half. They are implementing LTE and will be up and running with several tens of millions PoP's covered by the end of the year. HD Voice is actually a thing, allowing transfer of sound waves from 50hz to 7+ kHZ, covering almost all the spectrum of human sound. It is a huge difference.

14. Phonecall01 unregistered

"Putting a Noise Cancelling Earphone on a cell phone doesn't make it HD Voice"...??!! If you think that's what they're doing, it's time to do some research !!

15. albie1937

Posts: 23; Member since: Feb 05, 2012

HD Voice is nice! I have my WiFI Galaxy Tab 7.0 plus set up with sipdroid and google voice. Make calls over wifi using HD Voice and everyone I talk to say that I'm loud and clear. So I think that Sprint HD Voice is going to be great.

16. bvalde09

Posts: 191; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

It will be great if it is a free service

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