Sprint sends out invitations for unveiling of HD Voice on April 29th

Sprint sends out invitations for unveiling of HD Voice on April 29th
Sprint has sent out invitations to an event on April 29th. One doesn't have to be a brain surgeon to see from the images on the invitation, that Sprint will be introducing its Sprint HD Voice feature on that date. Already available in Kansas City, the nation's third largest carrier has already said that it would be offering the service shortly in Philadelphia and Baltimore.

The HD Voice feature eliminates background noise on phone calls and also does away with the tinny background noise that affects some phone calls. While quite a few Sprint branded handsets are now compatible with HD Voice, the carrier plans on sending out a software update that will allow more of Sprint's smartphone lineup to be compatible with the feature. The names of those handsets that will be receiving the update are expected to be announced in July, just before the update is sent out OTA. Also in July, Sprint has said that it would flip the switch to turn the HD Voice feature on nationwide.

The phones that currently are compatible with HD Voice include: BlackBerry Q10, Google Nexus 5, HTC 8XT, HTC EVO 4G LTE, HTC One, HTC One max, Apple iPhone 5c, Apple iPhone 5s, Kyocera Hydro EDGE, Kyocera Torque, LG G2, LG Optimus F3, LG Optimus G, Motorola Moto X, Samsung ATIV S Neo, Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, Samsung GALAXY Note II, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, Samsung Galaxy S III, Sprint Flash, Sprint Force and the Sprint Vital.

Sprint sends out invitations to its event on April 29th

Sprint sends out invitations to its event on April 29th


source: Sprint

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11 Comments

1. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

Hasn't HD voice been around for a while now on other carriers why is this a big deal? Why not spend the money on a 5g network now that would be a big deal and maybe get them some more customers

4. gorkapr

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

The voice is something important on cellphones comunications. Thats the reason is so important. Talking about 5g network, the 4g network is a long way to the finnish line, like the 3g was. The LTE & HSPA+ is not a real 4g network. A real 4g network is a network will run on 1Gbps or more, constantly. Thats the reason the "4g" network will be lastest network at the moment. If you put HD Voice & 4g network on the same page, you'll get a VoLTE, and the 2g networks (only use it for talk & text) and the 3g network maybe will see the end, but at this moment, it will not be a 5g network on a long period.

5. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1457; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

No it has not Tmobile is rolling out HD voice in some areas but no other carrier offers it to the best of my knowledge

2. mike2959

Posts: 692; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Bring back the pin drop commercial!

3. gorkapr

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

The HD voice is live in PR/USVI market too...

6. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

"Sprint has said that it would flip the switch to turn the HD Voice feature on nationwide." Wouldn't it help to have coverage "nationwide" first?

7. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

American carriers are quite slow on the uptake. Vodafone New Zealand started HD voice service 5 months ago.

9. dorian827

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

Maybe just Sprint in this area, they suck entirely here in the US.

8. dorian827

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

Sprint is so quick to present something and can never deliver properly. Worst carrier I have ever had.

10. UMAFan

Posts: 14; Member since: May 14, 2012

T-Mobile has already deployed this nationwide. So I guess this event will completely ignore the fact that Sprint is not the first to do this.

11. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

I'm glad my Note 2 will be getting HD voice capability, considering the phone is 1 1/2 years old. I'm surprised that the iPhone 5 doesn't have that capability as it was released at about the same time as the Note 2. Even the SGS 3 is getting it, and it's now 2 years old.

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