Santa Monica, CA
·Time Warner Cable
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Re: More like De-Evolution
said by DataRiker:I avoid cellphone usage for most calls, whenever possible, since most of my contacts speak English as a 3rd language, and poorly - makes anything beyond rudimentary chat improbable. said by elray:
Maybe i misinterpreted the specifications over the years - I'm not an EE,. But doesn't Skype, Sipdroid, G.729 et al, take at least 30kbps, while traditional cellphone vocoders use 8-13kbps?
That wouldn't surprise me.
I much prefer VOIP because the sound quality is so much better. Carriers cramming voice over 8kbps makes total sense.
If you stick with an older CDMA phone, you can still force 13k vocoding, which improves things a bit, at least on VZW network.
I'd welcome an "HD Voice" option for regular cellphone service - if a 16K codec does the trick, I'd pay extra for HD premium minutes. I'm sure existing protocols could handle it, but I suspect Cellco found the billing and PR issues difficult.