The problem is that most current "HD" voice implementations seem to be incompatible; even if two carriers offer "HD" voice, a call between customers of those carriers won't use it. -- Developer: Tomato/MLPPP, Linux/MLPPP, etc »fixppp.org
I'm 100% with you on that. All I want from a cell phone is a reliable connection and clarity that's clear enough to understand. HD voice is yet another marketing gimmick to relieve you of your hard earned money. Can't people see the trend here? Pay more and more money to get inferior products and services and then trying to market their crappy products services as innovation!
With the changes in today's technology and communication habits of consumers, my opinion is that this is just too late. The number of times that I talk on my mobile as compared to texting, using Google Talk or Skype is pretty rare at this point.
Agreed. I want reliability and the ability to actually hear the other person. Anything else is fluff for them to charge you more for...IMHO. -- I'm actually not funny, I'm just really mean and people think I'm joking.
Well, there are five distinct cellphone networks in Montreal (excepting the Bell/Telus tower sharing agreements), and that's ignoring the different budget-brands where Bell Canada owns Virgin Mobile, Rogers owns Chatr and Fido, Telus owns Koodo, etc... The chances of all of your friends being on the same network is zero. -- Developer: Tomato/MLPPP, Linux/MLPPP, etc »fixppp.org
At one time, GSM carriers (AT&T/T-Mobile) used EFR and AMR-Full Rate codecs, which offered GREAT quality audio.
AT&T killed it off early on with HR and AMR-Half Rate (Europe pretty much wouldn't touch Half Rate codecs).
T-Mobile (in many areas) kept AMR-FullRate. Older GSM phones could be programmed to 'force' AMR-Full Rate (old Nokias/ Motorola RAZR/Vxxx series), and it worked VERY well. No garbles/drops, and audio was VERY good.
haha glad they removed the carrier with the least dropped calls. ad's I mean att HAS the HIGHEST number of dropped calls. -- Well, does your car at least turn into something else? Sometimes I turn it into a trashcan. Hmm...