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Comments on news posted 2013-04-02 08:31:18: AT&T has confirmed that their implementation of HD voice will be deployed at the end of 2013 (read: 2014). ..



Guspaz
Guspaz
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Incompatible

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.
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tshirt
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join:2004-07-11
Snohomish, WA
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Does anybody really need...

... HD voice?
seeing that it's a phone, wouldn't "voice that doesn't suck" be good enough?



Probitas

@teksavvy.com

anything

To charge more money.



Twaddle

@sbcglobal.net
reply to tshirt

Re: Does anybody really need...

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!


ISurfTooMuch

join:2007-04-23
Tuscaloosa, AL
reply to Guspaz

Re: Incompatible

It isn't a problem if you get all your friends and family to switch to the same carrier.

See how I just turned a problem into a marketing opportunity? And you can believe that the carriers will do the same thing.


bn1221

join:2009-04-29
Cortland, NY
reply to Guspaz

I thought we had this - its called Skype/Lync/Ovoo over LTE or Wifi?


br0adbanddoc

join:2001-12-31
Wilkes Barre, PA

Too late?

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.



Drex
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reply to tshirt

Re: Does anybody really need...

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.
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Guspaz
Guspaz
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Montreal, QC
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reply to ISurfTooMuch

Re: Incompatible

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.
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morbo
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reply to Twaddle

Re: Does anybody really need...

Is it really a gimmick? Because I hear a big difference.

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhGiz-bMsKI


DaveDude
No Fear

join:1999-09-01
New Jersey
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how about caller id with name ?

One feature lacking is full caller-id with name. Can we get that instead ?


Seeky

join:2001-06-10
Chicago, IL
reply to morbo

Re: Does anybody really need...

how about finding some links that's not an ads?


en103

join:2011-05-02
reply to Guspaz

Re: Incompatible

Just putting on AMR-Full rate (supportable by GSM spec), or going to AMR-WB (not supportable by all ?) would be a step in the right direction.


Oedipus

join:2005-05-09
kudos:1

The AT&T Experience

So now we can drop calls in HD, too?


en103

join:2011-05-02
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reply to Seeky

Re: Does anybody really need...

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.



SHoTTa35

@kfvaluation.com
reply to Seeky

Here ya go.

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwVPkt6vwEw


Europe did this long ago.


Anonymous_
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reply to Oedipus

Re: The AT&T Experience

said by Oedipus:

So now we can drop calls in HD, too?

haha glad they removed the carrier with the least dropped calls. ad's I mean att HAS the HIGHEST number of dropped calls.
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