T-Mobile becomes the first carrier with nationwide HD voice, and adds enhanced HSPA+ markets

T-Mobile becomes the first carrier with nationwide HD voice, and adds enhanced HSPA+ markets
T-Mobile is working hard to upgrade its network, and to go along with the new announcement of unlimited data without a contract, the company has announced that its entire network nationwide now supports HD voice calls. T-Mobile has also announced even more markets that are getting lit up with the "enhanced" HSPA+, which means compatibility for the iPhone and other unlocked GSM devices.

This announcement today actually makes T-Mobile the first carrier in the US to offer nationwide HD voice calling. Of course, the number of phones that support HD voice is still pretty limited. The announcement from T-Mobile directly mentions the HTC One S, Nokia Astound and Samsung Galaxy S III as having support. The iPhone 5 also supports HD voice, which is notable because of the new "enhanced" HSPA+ markets that T-Mobile has announced as well.

The new metro areas which had the 1900MHz band added to its HSPA+ from T-Mobile are: Denver, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Virginia Beach, VA. With these new areas added to the network, the enhancements now reach 126 million people in 46 metro areas. That's pretty solid, especially since T-Mobile is supposedly supporting 2 million iPhones, not to mention the other unlocked devices on the network.

source: T-Mobile

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15 Comments

1. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

So here's my 6 month plan. Pay ETF on Verizon, buy Pantech Discover, Get unlimited 4G with no contract, profit.

3. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

so your plan is to buy a pantech device? LOL.

5. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Dude, check it out. I'm surprised I'm saying it too.

12. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The Discover is actually really surprising coming from Pantech. I mean, it has all the specs of last years high end devices, it has (or should have) a nice pair of cameras, and the design is actually nice. The speakers on the upper sides of the device is a nice touch. Also, the custom UI isn't that bad either.

15. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The design seems so fresh to me. It's got curves, it's very compact for it's screen size, and it really has every single feature I would need. I really feel like this device is a no compromise device for me. It's not that latest and greatest but it checks all the things off my list. The one thing I hope for is developer support but if that doesn't happen, I will learn how to makes roms and whatnot. For the perfect device, I would do it.

13. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

i would just go with a gnex

14. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Hate amoled, no microsd slot. Plus the CPU/GPU are pretty underpowered. Especially when compared with an S4.

2. mydi.maus unregistered

Rise of the T-Mobile HD voice.. 2013

4. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Shall have this here in the UK soon.

6. k1ng617

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Anyone know if the Galaxy Note 2 will support this? Also does HD voice not matter if the other person doesn't have HD voice as well?

7. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Both sides need it. You'd think the GN2 would have it if the SG3 does.

8. BReND0

Posts: 74; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

As i stated in the other thread. I am a union laborer. Currently laid off for the winter. But helping my boys contracting company. There have a few contracts hanging new antennas for Tmobile Modernization project. Which includes hanging new antenna with UTMS upgrades for the network. Along with the upgrade we are also hanging up LTE antennas to be wired in for a later contract. Figured i would somewhat confirm the statements above. And give up some info on there network and hspa plus upgrades

9. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

This is getting better and better by the minuet.

10. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

tmobile is looking pretty good maybe i might dump at&t for them lol but i think ima have to wait a while cuz over here in puerto rico tmobile berly got hspa 42 like a few months ago its fast in the 10-15 mbps range not as fast as what att LTE offers in PR in the 30-50 mbps range and i have a feeling that since they berly got hspa here not that long ago its gonna take em a while to get LTE here so for now ill stick with at&t.

11. oister85 unregistered

Whats is hd voice ?

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