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If you're new to the nomenclature, "VoLTE" may look like something you'd expect to see on the label of an energy drink. In actuality, VoLTE stands for Voice over LTE, a feature that allows mobile users to talk and surf the web at the same time. That's something AT&T subscribers have been able to do for a long time now, and if you're one of them, there's still reason to be excited about the service -- HD Voice. By taking advantage of the ultra-fast 4G LTE data speeds available, VoLTE allows AT&T to offer higher quality calls through HD Voice. It produces more natural sounding audio by stretching... Read more...
Plans, plans, plans. You know how they go. Years back, AT&T mentioned (and re-mentioned, and re-mentioned) that shared data plans were in the cards, but it took an eternity to see that come to fruition. Now, a similar tale is playing out in regard to HD Voice. Way back in 2011, AT&T confirmed that it was pondering the addition of HD Voice (along the lines of Voice over LTE), and now that T-Mobile and Sprint are actually offering it, the carrier suddenly feels the pressure to double-back on those plans and re-state them for those who have shorter memories. AT&T senior VP Kris Rinne has... Read more...
If you're a Sprint customer who's anxiously counting down the days until you can get your hands on a shiny new iPhone 5, there's something you might want to know: Although the iPhone 5 has a lot to offer, Sprint's version of HD Voice won't work with the new phone. That's not to say you can't enjoy the shiny new phone and place clear calls on Sprint's network, but if you're uber-picky about clarity, just know you won't be able to use HD Voice. Apple has advertised the iPhone 5 as supporting "wideband audio" which carriers often market as HD Voice. Sprint's spokesperson Michelle Leff Mermelstein... Read more...
France Telecom-owned Orange is planning to make high definition telephone calls available to British customers sometime this year. The HD voice service will require customers to buy new handsets. In return for upgrading to HD voice service, customers will enjoy clearer mobile phone calls that are said to make you feel as if you're in the same room with the person on the other end of the call. Orange is the first mobile phone company to announce a British HD voice service. The company hopes the service will help encourage a new standard throughout the industry. "HD Voice really does inject a level... Read more...